Chronic Headache Management at Health First Chiropractic Marysville
Chronic headaches can range in frequency from the mildly annoying to the totally debilitating. Even if your headache pain is not blindingly intense, frequent headache bouts can leave you distracted, sleepless, and generally unable to enjoy your everyday life. While different types of headaches may have different causes and triggers, they can all be managed effectively through natural, non-pharmaceutical means. Here at Health First Chiropractic Marysville, we can employ chiropractor care and other techniques to help you control your chronic headaches.
What Are Chronic Headaches?
Chronic headaches are headaches that occur at least 15 days out of each month. These headaches may take any of several forms, each with own list of common causes. Tension headaches stem from muscle spasms in the neck, which in turn may be caused by emotional stress, a recent neck injury (such as whiplash), or a misalignment in the cervical spine that strains the musculature. Tension headaches tend to create a diffuse, generalized head pain.
Migraine headaches are far more intense, causing severe pain in one area of the head along with nausea, vomiting, vision and hearing changes, and dizziness. These strange headaches, which appear to be related to cranial blood pressure changes, can be set off by emotional or physical stress, foods or beverages, hormonal changes, and other triggers.
Much less commonly, cluster headaches can strike in clusters in multiple attacks, usually causing sharp, agonizing eye pain. Cluster headaches seem to strike most frequently at night, ruining sufferers' sleep. These headaches have been associated with upper cervical spinal problems.
How Our Marysville Chiropractor Diagnoses and Treats Headaches
Our Marysville chiropractor, Dr. Clarke, can perform spinal evaluations and analyze your medical history to diagnose the underlying imbalances and disorders that make you prone to chronic headaches, such as cervical subluxation. Once we've found a musculoskeletal cause of headache pain, we can treat it without resorting to temporary fixes like drugs. Chiropractic adjustments can be tremendously effective as a drug-free headache treatment option. Correcting small imbalances in the cervical spine can restore symmetry to your head and neck alignment, easing muscle tension. The gentle adjustments of Blair Upper Cervical Technique (targeting the C1 and C2 vertebrae at the top of the spine) are particularly effective at reigning in cluster headaches. Migraine headaches may become less frequent and less painful thanks to chiropractic care.
Contact Our Marysville Chiropractor to Relieve Your Headaches the Natural Way
Gain control over your chronic headaches instead of allowing them to control you. Call Health First Chiropractic Marysville at (360) 658-1987 to schedule chiropractic treatment from our Marysville chiropractor. We have the natural techniques you need to restore your quality of life!