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Headaches


Our treatments for headaches include chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation, cervical spine decompression, radial pulse wave, laser therapy, and diet related inflammation control. 

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ABOUT HEADACHES

Headaches can be way more complicated than people realize. There are over 150 different types of headaches and each have their own set of symptoms, happen for unique reasons, and need different treatments.

Headaches are recognized by a painful sensation of any part, or multiple parts, of the head ranging from very sharp to dull and throbbing. These painful symptoms may or may not occur with other symptoms. Out of the 150 different types of headaches, the most common are tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, sinus headaches, and posttraumatic headaches. 

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The most common type of headache among adults and teens is the tension headache. Tension headaches can cause mild to moderate pain and they seem to come and go over time. The most common cause of tension headaches is stress, damp and humid weather, and poor posture typically seen in people who have a desk job. This type of headache is typically a headache that people are able to work through and that is typically more annoying than actually painful.

 Migraine headaches however are a little more intense and present with quite a few more symptoms than a tension headache. Migraine headaches are often characterized as a pounding or throbbing pain. These headaches often last anywhere from a few hours to a few days and typically happen 1-4 times a month. Causes of migraines can vary but the most common causes are poor nutrition such as using tobacco products, drinking alcohol, too much caffeine, dehydration, and even consuming cured and processed meats. Menstruation and hormone changes are also a common cause of migraines as well as overuse of medications and even high blood pressure.  Other symptoms involved with migraine headaches include sensitivity to light, noise or smells; nausea or vomiting; loss of appetite; and upset stomach or pain in the abdominal region. 

The most severe headache is called a cluster headache. With this type of headache the person may have intense burning or piercing pain behind or around one eye. This pain can be throbbing or constant. The cause of cluster headaches is unknown but unlike a migraine headache, cluster headaches generally aren’t associated with triggers like foods, hormonal changes or stress. When people get a cluster headache, the pain can be so bad that they are unable to sit still and will often stand and pace during an attack. Other symptoms with this headache include the eyelid drooping on the side of pain along with the eye getting red, pupil getting smaller, or the eye of the affected side producing a lot of tears. It is very common for the nostril on the affected side to become runny as well. 

I initially went in for upper back pain and after completing the treatment program, I feel like a whole new person. The care I have received was very thorough. The staff is awesome, they are all very friendly, and knowledgeable. I highly recommend!

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Sinus headaches typically involve a deep pain in the cheekbones, forehead, or across the bridge of the nose. These headaches happen when your sinus cavities get inflamed. This type of headache typically has other symptoms that come along with the pain such as runny nose, fullness in the ears, fever, and a swollen face. True sinus headaches stem from a sinus infection so the mucus that comes out of your nose will typically be yellow and/or green whereas in other headaches the drainage will be clear.

Post Traumatic headaches are headaches as a result of a head or neck injury typically seen after a car accident or whiplash injury.  These types of headaches usually begin 2-3 days after a head injury. Symptoms associated with a post traumatic headache include: a dull ache that gets worse over time, vertigo-like symptoms, lightheadedness, trouble concentrating, memory problems, tiring quickly, and irritability. These types of headaches can typically last for a few months. 

CAUSES OF HEACHES

  • Emotional: such as stress, depression, or anxiety
  • Medical: such as migraine, high blood pressure, or allergies
  • Physical: such as a concussion or injury
  • Environmental: such as weather or poor air quality

RISK FACTORS

Everybody experiences headaches at some point in their lives but the most common risk factors include those who suffer from depression, anxiety, teeth clenching or grinding, sleep apnea, those who are overweight or have high blood pressure, smoke, drink, have insomnia, experienced head trauma or whiplash injuries, and suffer from allergies just to name a few. 

SYMPTOMs OF HEadaches


To determine if you are suffering from a headache and which headache your symptoms most closely represent, set up an appointment with one of our highly trained doctors to discuss and properly diagnose your headache. Our doctors will sit down with you one-on-one and obtain a detailed history from you which includes your health history and eating habits as well as take x-rays to diagnose the type of headache you have. 

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Dull Ache in Lower Back

A dull ache in the lower back

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Stabbing or Shooting Pain

Stabbing or shooting pain that can radiate down the left to the foot

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Inability to Stand

An inability to stand up straight without pain

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Deceased Range of Motion

A decreased range of motion and/or inability to flex the back

TREATMENT OPTIONS

Our treatments for headaches include chiropractic adjustments, electrical stimulation, cervical spine decompression, radial pulse wave, laser therapy, and diet related inflammation control. 

Our Chiropractic Techniques


Chiropractic Care

Our approach to Chiropractic begins with a comprehensive exam to look at the structure and the function of the spine. We have several ways to correct that through non-invasive chiropractic using things like manual adjustments, e-stimulation, intersegmental traction, spinal decompression, laser therapy, flexion distraction, thompson drops, activator methods, and more!

Electric Stimulation Therapy

Electric Stimulation Therapy targets the muscles in the treatment area. It sends a current into the muscle that ultimately helps it to relax and treat inflammation and irritation. Electric Stimulation Therapy is not a painful treatment and is extremely effective.

Radial Pulse Wave

Radial Pulse Wave Therapy uses ultrasound technology to send radial pulse waves into the tissue causing it to break up scar tissue and increase blood flow to allow the treatment area to heal itself, naturally.

Laser Therapy

Warm Infrared Laser Therapy is a great low-risk technique to treat chronic pain. It reduces inflammation and promotes healing and pain relief.

Diet Related Inflammation Control

Decompression

Decompression is a non-surgical and non-invasive therapy that can help reduce back, neck, leg and arm pain. It works by reducing the pressure on the discs and joints.

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