Headaches & Migraines Treatment At Centennial Chiropractic
If you suffer from frequent headaches, it can be difficult to tell if you have chronic headaches or migraines. If you are going to get adequate treatment, you are going to need to know which one you are suffering from. There are a few ways that you can tell the difference between the two.
What Causes Headaches?
Headaches can cause pressure and pain in your head. The pain can vary from mild to severe. The most common type of headache is a tension headache. It is brought on by stress, anxiety, and muscle strain. Sinus headaches are also common. They often occur when you have a sinus infection, and you will suffer from other symptoms such as a stuffy nose, congestion, cough, facial pressure, and a fever.
Cluster headaches are less common than sinus and tension headaches, and they are much more painful. These headaches cause severe pain in the head that comes and goes. If you are suffering from cluster headaches, you will go through a period of intense pain and then a short, headache-free period.
Migraine headaches cause head pain the same way that a headache will. With migraines; however, head pain isn't the only symptom. There are several other symptoms that go along with a migraine. These migraine symptoms include:
- A severe headache
- Nausea and vomiting
- Pain behind one of your eyes or ears
- Pain in the temples
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Seeing spots or flashing lights
- Temporary vision loss
What Causes Migraines?
If you suffer from frequent migraines, there are a few triggers that can bring on a headache. These include:
- Emotional anxiety
- Taking oral contraceptives
- Drinking alcohol
- Hormonal changes
How Are Headaches Treated?
If you have a headache, you can treat the pain with an over the counter pain medication such as aspirin, ibuprofen, or acetaminophen. Taking a hot shower or applying a warm compress can also help. A chiropractor can perform a chiropractic adjustment to stretch your neck which can also relieve the pain.
How Are Migraines Treated?
Over the counter pain, relievers and prescription migraine medications are commonly used to treat a migraine headache. If your migraines cause nausea or vomiting, you can take anti-nausea medications such as Compazine or Thorazine. Many people who suffer from chronic migraine headaches experience some relief from a chiropractic adjustment. Also, regular chiropractic adjustments can reduce the frequency of your headaches.
Contact Centennial Chiropractic in Springfield, OR!
If you are suffering from chronic headaches or frequent migraines, you should schedule an appointment with Centennial Chiropractic Clinic in Springfield. Our chiropractor can create a treatment plan to help relieve you of your headaches or migraines. With regular chiropractic adjustments, you can be free of headaches, and you won't need to rely on medication. After your first visit, you should start feeling some relief.