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How Chiropractic Helps Headaches

Anyone who has suffered from a headache knows how frustrating they can be. Ranging from dull aches to stabbing pain, headaches can keep you from work, your daily routine, as well as social events. The WHO estimates that at least 50% of adults have suffered with a headache disorder within the last year.

Common types of primary headaches are migraines, tension type, cluster, and cervicogenic. Headaches may also be a symptom of a more serious underlying condition. You should seek prompt medical attention if your headache is sudden and severe, follows a head injury, or is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking.

Common Types of Headaches

  • Migraines are usually one-sided and are accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and/or sounds.

  • Tension type headaches often feel like a band around the head.

  • Cluster headaches are severe headaches, typically located around the eye, that last 15 minutes to three hours.

  • Cervicogenic headaches are caused by an issue in the neck, however, the pain is felt in the head or face.

Typical treatment for headaches may include analgesics, anti-emetics, specific anti-migraine medications, and prophylactic medications. A visit to your local chiropractor may offer a drug-free source of relief those who frequently suffer from headaches.

Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal mechanics caused by poor posture, whiplash injuries, and stress. Chiropractic adjustments also relieve stress put on musculature along the back of the neck and shoulders. In addition to adjustments, muscle therapies including myofascial scraping, dry needling, and electric muscle stimulation can reduce muscular tension. Postural stretches and exercises may also be provided. All of these therapies are offered at Miller Chiropractic Center. Call us to day to find out how we can help you!

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