Are you prone to experiencing headaches? Frustrated with migraines? Many people suffer from headaches and migraines. Headaches and migraines are directly related to spinal misalignment. Your chiropractor can assess your spine and help improve your overall function when it comes to headaches and migraines.

It is important to know what kind of headache or migraine you are dealing with. There is always a reason for a headache! If you know what type of headache you are experiencing, it can be treated accordingly. Knowing the symptoms will allow your chiropractor to guide you to the most appropriate therapy.

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. You may experience pain or pressure around the temples. Sometimes you may feel pressure that feels like someone is squeezing the skull. Unlike migraines, you are unlikely to experience any nausea or vomiting. These headaches can last short term or all day. The most likely reason for tension headaches is dehydration. Even after drinking lots of water, you may notice a tension headache will linger throughout the day.

Tension headaches can also be triggered by all sorts of things including stress, poor posture, lack of sleep, or poor lifestyle choices. A chiropractor can assess and give corrections to help ease tension headaches. The most effective approach for long term relief is to address and correct the problem not to mask the symptoms with over the counter medication. If your tension headaches have become chronic, it is a sign to see your chiropractor!

Chronic pain

If you are experiencing chronic pain in the base of the skull or a lower neck headache, come in to see a chiropractor right away! These sorts of headaches stem from spinal alignment issues. If there is something off with your alignment, it is very important to see your chiropractor. If you are experiencing a stuffy sinus and pain in the front of your head closer to the eyes, it is worth getting looked at as well. Chronic sinus pain or infections are also related to spinal misalignment. Sometimes a headache may be a referred pain, meaning that it’s source could be located elsewhere in the body. Everything in the body is related to each other. More often than not, these types of pain are directly related to spinal misalignment. For this reason, it is important to see your chiropractor. Your chiropractor can help distinguish what type of pain you are feeling and professionally relate it back to its source.

 

Migraines are more severe than headaches.

A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Someone suffering from a migraine may also experience sensitivity to light and sound. Some migraine causes include chemical changes or imbalances in the brain, hormonal changes, consumption of alcohol, changes in the environment, and side effects of medications. Migraines also relate back to spinal misalignment. If you are experiencing frequent migraines, Chiropractic Plus recommends you come in to see a chiropractor as soon as possible. Regular chiropractic treatment is a good preventative measure for migraines and overall wellness.

How we can help

At Chiropractic Plus, we offer an innovative approach to the treatment of headaches and migraines. We recommend a combination of chiropractic treatment and massage to help improve the way you feel and function. Each headache will be dealt with on a case by case basis. By understanding your symptoms, we can more appropriately educate you about the clinical causes. We start with an initial consultation and examination. We will tailor a care plan just for you. Your chiropractor will review various lifestyle strategies, exercise and rehabilitation. For the treatment of headaches, your chiropractor may ask that you use hot or cold compresses at home. Whatever headache you are dealing with, come in to see your chiropractor for relief today! We are here to help you live your most optimal life without the trouble of headaches.