Can Chiropractic Help Headaches
"Chronic use of aspirin actually promotes chronic headaches." - Lee Kudrow, MD, California Center for Headaches
Understanding headaches can be a job in itself. There are so many complications and mitigating factors in understanding where the headache comes from and more importantly how to treat it.
There are over 150 different types of headaches and not all of them are treatable with chiropractic. The most common types of headaches are: Tension or stress induced headache, which is by far the most common type and can be treatable with chiropractic. Migraines are one of the most debilitating type of headache and one that is difficult to treat. However, some techniques may be able to lessen the frequency and severity of a migraine. Cluster headaches, these types can be very severe and cause patients to not be able to sit still. Our Chiropractors are trained in diagnosing the various headaches and can explain to you their cause and how we can help treat them.
Typical treatments for cervicogenic headaches or migraines would include; adjusting, cold laser, home treatments, dietary needs and trigger point therapy. Sometimes these treatments work in minutes or hours, and other times they don't work at all. Your Chiropractor will answer all your questions to give you the best treatment possible and when we can't help will refer you to where you need to go. One other treatment we recommend is purchasing a cervical orthopedic support. These supports can provide traction to your cervical spine helping to relieve pressure and returning a curve to its proper Lordotic state.