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Chiropractor for Headaches in Murfreesboro

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Chiropractic Care for Migraines And Headaches

Around 12% of Americans, nearly 40 million people, experience migraine headaches, as reported by the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, many individuals grapple with tension headaches and cluster headaches, both notorious for causing severe pain and other disruptive symptoms. Ultimately, headaches impact 40% of the American population in various ways, establishing them as one of the most prevalent health issues among adults.

While over-the-counter and prescription medications are commonly employed for headache relief, they don’t always prove effective. Moreover, certain medications may lead to serious side effects, including an elevated risk of gastrointestinal bleeding or liver issues. If you’re reluctant to explore medications or have already tried them without success, chiropractic care presents a potential alternative for headaches and migraine relief.

Symptoms Of Headaches

The pain may be in one part of the head or affect the entire head. Headache can be moderate or severe. It can be so severe that you are forced to lie down and suspend all activity in some cases. The frequency of the episodes is variable, oscillating between one or more times in a month.

Migraine symptoms include depression, irritation, nausea, pain behind one eye or ear, pain in the temples, seeing spots or flashing lights, and in rare cases, hallucinations.

Sensitivity to light and or sound, temporary vision loss, or vomiting are other symptoms. Some people may even experience a thunderclap headache that can be a cluster headache.

Causes Of Headaches

Some common headache causes are:

  • Neck pain and neck-related stiffness and dysfunction
  • Psychological stress, anxiety, depression, bad sleep habits like sleeping a lot or too little
  • Dehydration
  • Hormonal changes or during ovulation
  • Bad dietary habits like consuming excess alcohol, caffeine, or foods containing nitrites, aspartame, and monosodium glutamate
  • Skipping meals, feeling hungry, or low blood sugar
  •  Medicines such as nitroglycerin, estrogens, and analgesics
  • Sudden changes in physical activity
  • Headache or cervicogenic pain, tension, and hypnic headache
  • Changes in the environment, weather, or atmospheric pressure
  • Visual stress as a result of sunlight and prolonged exposure to a computer screen

How Chiropractic Adjustment Help With Headaches and Migraines?

A chiropractor can provide relief from migraines and various headaches, often employing manual therapies such as spinal manipulation and massage. Chiropractic care proves beneficial for addressing tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches. Tension headaches, occurring once or twice a month, cause steady pain on both sides of the head without the accompanying nausea or sensitivity seen in migraines. Cervicogenic headaches, originating in the neck, radiate pain to the head.

For migraine management, a chiropractor may recommend soft tissue therapy, spinal manipulation, or lifestyle adjustments based on severity and symptoms. Soft tissue therapy involves techniques like massage, taping, or manual resistance to address issues in muscles, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues. Spinal manipulation, applying limited force to spine joints, can be as effective as preventive medications in reducing migraine frequency.

Lifestyle changes are crucial to limit exposure to triggers that worsen migraine and headache symptoms. If, for instance, alcohol exacerbates your headache symptoms, a chiropractor might suggest reducing or eliminating alcohol consumption. Discover how chiropractic care can bring relief and make informed choices for a headache-free life.

Headache and Migraine Relief at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro

Headaches are a common occurrence in children and adolescents, and when they start affecting daily activities, it becomes a cause for concern. Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro, offers innovative headache treatments, including chiropractic adjustments, to bring relief. Our clinic advocates a comprehensive multidisciplinary approach for evaluating and treating patients dealing with headaches and migraines, ensuring personalized care for lasting results. If you’re ready to experience relief, schedule your appointment today and take the first step towards a headache-free life.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Headache covered by medical insurance?

Medical insurances generally cover treatment for headaches. Our office can assist you with insurance verification.

Can Chiropractors treat my headache?

Chiropractors make exact adjustments to treat the pressure and the tension of the nerves that are causing the headaches, migraines or headaches. They help to correctly mobilize the vertebrae to improve the alignment of the cervical area of ​​the spine and relieve the pressure on the nerves that causes migraines.

Will a headache lead to migraines?

Described as a type of primary headache disorder, migraine could cause severe pain and other symptoms. Patients with migraines may experience recurring symptoms that chiropractic specialists call episodes or attacks. Headaches are only one symptom of migraines, and they can range in severity. Migraine can cause intense, throbbing headaches that last anywhere from a few hours to several days.

How long do headaches normally last?

Tension headaches can last from a few minutes to a week. Frequent episodic tension headaches last less than 15 days per month in at least three months. They can also become chronic at some point if not treated correctly.

About The Author
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Dr. Oscar Noriega, DC, is a trusted chiropractor who has been practicing for over ten years at Revolution Chiropractic Murfreesboro. He holds a Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Northwestern Health Sciences University. Dr. Noriega is also a member of the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association and the Tennessee Chiropractic Association. He resides in Murfreesboro with his wife and two children.