Can a Chiropractor Help with My Headaches?
Headache pain can be among the most horrible pain you will experience. For those who suffer from migraines, the pain can become literally unbearable. Often, people feel that the only option is the use of strong pain relievers which can have life-altering side effects. At Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, we offer drug-free pain management treatments for headaches and migraines.
Studies have found that spinal manipulation can result in almost immediate improvement for headache sufferers. In most cases, patients in the study reported the same, if not better pain relief than they were receiving from prescription medication. Individuals who discontinued their spinal manipulations reverted back to their symptoms.
These studies back up what Dr. Robert Clarke has long believed, and that is that chiropractic treatment can provide effective, drug-free relief for headaches. If you are looking for pain management options that do not include medications, keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Robert Clarke can help.
Headaches can be caused by many different factors. Some of these can include drug reactions, TMJ, tight muscles in the neck, blood sugar issues, blood pressure issues, stress, tiredness, and others. There are also environmental triggers that can cause someone to have headaches and migraines.
There are three main types of headaches; tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches which are closely related to the migraine.
Tension headaches are very common and are usually the result of stress. Other causes of tension headaches can be bad posture. Bad posture puts a strain on the upper back and neck muscles which will then refer pain to the head. Both stress and bad posture can be addressed with chiropractic treatment.
Migraine headaches are by far the more severe type of headache. Individuals suffering from migraine headaches often find that their symptoms will continuously interfere with their day to day life. Finding pain relief options is of utmost importance in order to continue normal daily activities.
A migraine headache will cause intense throbbing in the head as well as nausea and often vomiting. People who suffer from migraines will often not be able to look directly at the light or be around noises. Some people experience an “aura.” This is described as flashing lights or fuzziness in the vision before the migraine starts.
How Can Our Chiropractor Help?
Our chiropractor can help with headache pain through spinal manipulation and massage therapy. Because most headaches are a result of a trigger point being triggered, spinal manipulation can help relieve the stress on these trigger points. Spinal manipulation can also increase blood flow to the brain decreasing the instance of constricted blood vessels. If you would like to learn more about how Health First Chiropractic in Marysville can help with your headache pain, please call us today at (360) 658-1987.