Headaches & Migraines Treatment

Headaches, broadly defined as a continuous pain in the head, are one of the most common conditions to effect our brains with 1 in 20 adults experiencing a headache nearly every day. Whether it expresses itself as a classic ache, or effects other parts of your body, it’s a familiar pain that can happen to anyone at any time. 

Migraines, on the other hand, are different. They’re recurrent and typically affect one side of the head. They’re often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Unlike the average headache, a migraine has the intensity to put a person out for one or several days. 

Although chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines may not be your first instinct when considering options, Optimize Chiropractic can help you find the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your pain.

How does a headache or migraine manifest?

Headache & Migraine Symptoms

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Pain in the shoulder (trapezius) that goes into the neck.

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Pain at the base of the skull that travels over the head into the eye.

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Pulsating pain in head and neck region

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Waking up with stiffness in the neck

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What does head pain mean?

Common Causes of Headaches & Migraines

Because the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls so many bodily functions and sensations, headaches can be caused by a wide variety of issues.

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Poor sleeping positions

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Headaches with menstrual cycles

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Food Allergy headaches (types of food or pesticide exposure)

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Tension, cluster, radiating, aura (light sensitivity) due to potential misalignment in the spine

What can a Chiropractor do?

 Alleviating Headaches & Migraines

Upper Cervical Adjustments

Adjustments made to the upper portion of the neck can help alleviate pain and tension caused by persistent headaches.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can help relieve tension that causes headaches and migraines by allowing your muscles to relax, for improved blood flow and range of motion.

Supplements & Nutrition

Changes to your diet and nutrition can also reduce the frequency of headaches both in cases of food allergy and other types of headaches.

How can adjustments and lifestyle changes help?

Benefits of Chiropractic

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Reduce Pain

Adjustments and postural changes reduce pain and decrease the severity of headaches and migraines.

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Increase Function

Restore function, ability, and quality of life with adjustments that create alignment throughout the body.

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Decease Frequency

Reduce the frequency of headaches and migraines with changes that address stress and tension.