Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches, so you’re not alone if head pain is affecting your quality of life. Chiropractic treatment can help with headaches (in fact, it’s been proven). In a study of people suffering from migraines, 71% saw improvement from chiropractic care. At Synergy Medical, LLC in Marysville, Ohio, Drs. Cooper can help diagnose and treat headaches, whether you get occasional migraines or more frequent, dull headaches. Book an appointment today to learn more about chiropractic treatment for headaches.
There are many different kinds of headaches, and here are some of the most common types:
Sometimes illness or infection can cause headaches, such as with sinus headaches, but chronic headaches are usually due to stress or environmental factors including:
There are also certain triggers like particular foods, noises, or lights that can stimulate or start headaches. No matter the type or cause of your headache, taking an over-the-counter pain reliever may not always do the trick and won’t have any long-term results. Chiropractic treatment can both provide relief and address the root cause of your headaches.
Though sometimes the cause of headaches is unknown, many headaches are associated with muscle tension in your back or neck. Drs. Cooper at Synergy Medical LLC offer a variety of treatment plans that will address this muscle tension. Some of these might include:
Headaches are often overlooked or ignored as a part of daily life, but it’s important to take a look at what could be causing them, as there may be a simple solution. Book a consultation at Synergy Medical LLC in Marysville, Ohio, to see how chiropractic treatment can help with your headaches.
All migraines as classified as headaches but not all headaches are considered migraines. Tension headaches have a shorter duration and are typically less intense. Migraines usually have an aura or some indication that one is about to begin and can last for days.
While the exact cause of your migraines may elude doctors, there can be several causation factors. They can be related to changes in blood pressure due to altered dilation/constriction of the blood vessels in the brain or from some other anomaly with the vascular system.
Another common cause is neurological in nature. Nerve pathways can be altered by pressure on your central nervous system and/or peripheral nerves. Chemical imbalance in the brain, a lack of sleep and some genetic predisposition can also play a role.
Based on the examination and imaging findings, our providers at Synergy Medical will develop a treatment plan that will reduce the pain intensity and duration through conservative methods that may include:
You may notice some of the following bodily changes in the hours or days prior to the onset of your migraine headache:
The flashes of light, odd shapes or visual disturbances are common auras or warning signs that a migraine is coming on. Some sufferers even complain of temporary vision loss. When your migraine attack is in full swing, you may have a pulsation or throbbing pain in your head. It may be unilateral or bilateral and its common to feel nauseous and experience vomiting. Extreme sensitivity to odors, sounds, and touch is common as is dizziness or lightheadedness.
Neck pain can be tricky. Sometimes it can get better with movement, but other times it worsens and can even restrict movement altogether. Here are a few common types of pain that are associated with the neck:
There are many possible causes of neck pain. Some of the most common ones include:
Neck pain can be treated with a variety of therapies, and at Synergy Medical LLC, Drs. Cooper can discover what will work best for your particular neck pain. Your treatment might include adjusting—slight chiropractic corrections to the neck—or it might include a method called traction, which uses weights and pulleys to gently stretch out the neck. These methods can be very effective, along with other exercises and stretches to strengthen and correct the issue.
Even if you’re not sure what your neck pain is due to, call to schedule a consultation with Drs. Cooper in Marysville. They can help diagnose what is causing the pain and create a treatment plan that’s right for you.