After as many years practicing chiropractic in Woodstock GA as we have, we’ve become very familiar with those patients that suffer from chronic and repeated headaches. Often, our newer patients also have the unfortunate experience of dealing with migraines on a fairly routine basis and seek out a chiropractor in hopes of alleviating the pain. Recurring headaches are some of the most common complaint we hear from clients, rating just under neck and back pain, as initial reasons for them setting their appointment. But where headaches themselves seem to be as ubiquitous to modern life as mobile devices, their causes and types can be highly varied.
According to the National Headache Foundation, more than 45 million Americans suffer from several types of recurring headaches. The most common of these include:
- Tension headaches – Usually caused by tightening muscle contractions and cause mild to moderate pain that is known to come and go.
- Migraines – Where the cause of migraines still remains a mystery, it is estimated that 28 million Americans suffer from the pain that can be at times, quite severe. Symptoms that are associated with migraines include nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, vomiting and abdominal and stomach pain and upset. Migraines have been known to last anywhere from a few hours to three days in length.
- Cluster headaches – With severe pain located behind one eye or in the eye region, cluster headaches, though fairly rare are considered to be the most severe of headaches. These headaches are so intense in nature that sufferers are often unable to relax or sit still. They are referred to clusters as they seem to come in groups, with attacks happening daily for time periods that can last for up to three months.
- Hormone headaches – Often associated with changing hormone levels that result from menstruation, pregnancy and menopause, hormone headaches can last come and go during the duration of the cycle the woman is experiencing.
We provide innovative nonsurgical care that can quickly get you out of pain and teach you how to keep it from coming back. Schedule your chiropractic treatment appointment with our team by calling us at 678-233-2926 now.