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07 Jul 2017

Anyone who’s ever suffered from a headache knows how painful they can be. Yet there are a variety of headaches which have different symptoms and side effects. Thankfully, chiropractic adjustments are a great treatment for headaches. Not only does chiropractic help reduce the pain and discomfort a headache can cause, receiving regular chiropractic care helps to minimize the frequency at which a headache strikes. Additionally, consistent chiropractic adjustments helps you manage the symptoms attributed with headaches. At Innovative Health & Wellness, helping you maintain your health and wellness is of the utmost importance.    

Common Types of Headaches

Below is a list of some of the most common types of headaches that people suffer from regularly:

  • Tension

Tension headaches are the most common headaches caused by muscle contraction of the head, face, and neck. Whether brought on by long hours spent staring at a computer screen, or a painful side-effect of stress, tension headaches trigger mild to moderate pressure, and can last from a few minutes to several hours. Many people describe tension headaches as a dull, continuous pain that forms a band around the head and behind the eyes.   

  • Migraines

Anyone who’s ever suffered from a migraine knows just how painful and debilitating they can be. Migraine headaches are a more chronic condition which affect people in different ways. Migraine symptoms include severe throbbing, pulsating, or pounding pain in a focused area of the head and are generally one-sided. Eye pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light, sound, and/or smell, visual impairments like auras, and intense pain often accompany migraines. Stress, food allergies, dehydration, changes in barometric pressure, injuries, and even heredity can trigger these painful headaches. Migraines typically last anywhere from a few hours to, in the most severe cases, several days.

  • Headaches from Colds, Sinuses, and Allergies

Colds, sinus infections, and allergies trigger headaches related to nasal and sinus

congestion. Sinus swelling and nasal passage blockage causes pressure to build in the sinuses, which often leads to painful, pulsating headaches that generally involve one side of the face and head. Like migraines, these headaches can impair the vision due to the increased amount of pressure experienced around the eyes. These headaches vary in duration.

How Does Chiropractic Care Relieve Headaches?

After receiving a thorough examination, our chiropractors will determine the best method for treating your individual headache needs. Muscle work and spinal manipulation (spinal adjustment) help realign the spine and reduce stress, while also improving spinal and nervous system function. Not only do our compassionate chiropractors treat your headache during an office visit, they also provide you with nutritional insights for healthy eating habits, make recommendations for improving your posture and sleep patterns, while also offering treatments that address allergy-related headaches.  

At-Home Care In Between Chiropractic Adjustments

While there are different causes for a variety of headaches, one sure way to help reduce a headache during your day is by stretching your neck, shoulders, and back to help decrease muscle tension that contributes to headaches. Avoid clenching your teeth while working or at night when you’re sleeping, which minimize muscle tension in the face, head, and neck. Additionally, staying hydrated helps reduce the risk for tension and migraine headaches.

If you suffer from headaches and are seeking a holistic approach to treating and relieving associated symptoms, please contact our experienced team of healthcare professionals at Innovative Health & Wellness in Buckhead. We look forward to helping you heal.


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