Hi. Dr. Fedich, DC, Clinical Director and practicing Chiropractor here at Hackettstown’s Village Family Clinic. We are a Hackettstown-based multi-specialty chiropractic and medical facility and today we want to help you end headaches!
Everyday people endure throbbing pains in their head due to headaches. There are different types of headaches and each needs to be treated in different ways. There are classic migraine type headaches. Patients with migraines typically report seeing an aura, or light disturbance, they are usually bothered by light and must sit in the dark for hours. They may also have nausea and vomiting which will sometimes alleviate the headache. These headaches have varying causes and varying treatments.
However, once a pathological condition has been ruled out, many times patients find relief by eliminating their neck tension and taking calcium and magnesium supplementation, which helps with the blood brain balance.
One of the lesser-known chiropractic treatment for headaches is adjustments focused on relieving sinus pressure from sickness or allergies.
A common cause of headaches is sinus problems. Many who get sinus infections have increased pressure in the head due to the sinus and thus also get headaches. The only way to alleviate the headache is to alleviate the sinus pressure. Chiropractic adjustment is often used effectively to alleviate sinus pressure, give our office a call or text (908) 813-8200 to learn more or to schedule an appointment.
There are also cluster type headaches, which are usually felt on one side of the head only and can be accompanied with nasal problems and sweating. These headaches can be attributed to some type of allergic reaction or other cause.
Perhaps the most common type of headache is the tension type headache. Tension headaches are usually felt in the shoulders and the back of the neck and usually have pressure in the front of the head and behind the eyes. Tension headaches are caused by stress, tension, and pressure in the spinal bones of the neck.
Relief without drugs!
A study at Duke University sought to seek the best treatment for these tension headaches. Researchers studied acupuncture, medications, exercise, and chiropractic. The study found that the most effective treatment for tension headaches was chiropractic manipulation of the neck. Some also seek relief from massage and heat therapy.
Headaches can be a sign of a serious underlying condition, especially in children. It is important to seek consultation from your doctor or chiropractor to rule out a more serious cause of your headache. If a headache is accompanied by double vision, dizziness, or numbness, this can be a very serious problem, you should seek emergency care immediately.
This article is NOT intended to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease. This information is not a substitute for the advice of a doctor.
Call us and see what chiropractic care can do to relieve your headache pain and dramatically improve your quality of life.