Chiropractic care for Headaches & Migraines
Headaches and Migraines can distrupt your day by not allowing you to think clearly about making important decisions. While it is common to have an occasional headache, frequent and/or strong headaches can affect your ability to sleep and do everyday activities.
Can chiropractic care help relieve headaches and migraines?
Chiropractic care can be effective in helping some people who suffer from headaches and migraines. Chiropractors are trained to manipulate the spine and other joints to relieve pain and improve function. They often use a hands-on approach to adjust the spine and other joints in the body to improve the alignment and mobility of the joints.
Headaches and migraines can sometimes be caused by tension and misalignment in the neck and upper back. Chiropractic adjustments to these areas may help to reduce tension and improve blood flow, which can alleviate headache and migraine symptoms. Studies have shown chiropractic care helps to decrease the frequency and intensity of migraines. Additionally, chiropractors may recommend exercises, stretches, and lifestyle changes to help mitigate future headaches and migraines.
Are there different types of headaches?
There are several different types of headaches, each with its own set of symptoms and potential causes. Some of the most common types of headaches include:
Tension headaches: These are the most common type of headache and are typically caused by tension in the neck, shoulders, and scalp. They are often described as a constant, dull ache on both sides of the head.
Migraines: Migraines are a type of headache that are often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound. They can be caused by a variety of factors, including hormonal changes, stress, and certain foods.
Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches are a type of headache that typically occur in cycles, with periods of intense pain followed by periods of remission. They are often described as a burning or piercing pain, and are usually located around one eye or temple.
Sinus headaches: Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses and are often accompanied by other symptoms such as congestion and facial pain.
Rebound headaches: Rebound headaches are caused by overuse of pain medications and typically occur when the medication wears off.
Hormonal headaches: Hormonal headaches are often caused by changes in hormone levels, such as those that occur during menstruation or menopause.
If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, it’s time to seek care and your chiropractor is an excellent place to start. Our doctors are Inner Health Chiropractic can help diagnose and create a custom treatment plan designed just for you.