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Headaches, Migraines and Chiropractic

Headaches are very common in our society today due to many factors that cause migraines and headaches Such as stress, dehydration, diet, anatomy, neck pain etc... In this FAQ we are going to cover some common headache types as well as answer some frequently asked questions about headaches and discuss relief and treatment of headaches and migraines. If you have questions about chiropractic and headaches and you do not see your question below feel free to submit the question to our blog or give us a call for free no obligation consultation and we will be happy to answer any and all questions. 

What is a headache? A headache is a common condition that there is pain in or around the head. There are many types of headaches and can vary from person to person. We will discuss some of the types in this FAQ.

What is a migraine headache? A migraine headache is a headache that comes and goes and may happen multiple time a day, week, or month, severe migraines occur constantly. This form of headache is usually includes visual disturbances and nausea and occasional vomiting. Other symptoms include, flashes of light, blind spots, tingling in the arms and legs and an increase sensitivity to light and sound.

What causes headaches? Headache causes include many different factors and sometime they can be cause by something unknown. If you have headaches and they occur frequently or at least once a month then it is a good idea to go see your chiropractor so that you can discuss how chiropractic can help you with your headache. 

what are migraine headache symptoms? Migraine headache symptoms include but are not limited to nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, visual disturbances, tingling in the arms and legs, flashes of light, extreme pain in the head or behind the eyes, Pain is usually on one side of the head. 

How to treat, prevent, or stop migraine headaches? There are many treatments or preventions for migraine headaches. The treatment with most long term success is chiropractic. Your licensed chiropractor will help you eliminate factors that cause headaches and will also help treat the underlying cause of migraine headaches. Medications work but are only a temporary fix. They take the headache away but do not address why the headaches are happening. 

What is a tension headache? A tension headache is a mild to moderate headache that is described as something squeezing around the top of the head. it is diffuse and one of the most common forms of headache. Although common the exact cause of this type of headache is little known. 

what is a sinus headache? ​A sinus headache is a headache that is associated with a chronic or acute sinus problem. This is usually in the front of the head and affected by position. Typically  leaning forward would cause some discomfort in the head and sinuses. Preventing and treating the causes of sinus dysfunction will generally help this type of headache. The most common reason for sinus dysfunction is indoor air quality and allergies. By talking with your chiropractor you can determine if there are simple step to improve air quality and reduce allergy symptoms. 

What do chiropractors do for migraine headaches? Headaches can have a number of factors involved. Your Chiropractor will preform a clinical evaluation of you and your headache symptoms and will work with you in eliminating things that cause headaches. In addition your headache chiropractor will preform a spinal adjustment, as well as evaluate the musculature and other tissues in the neck and head. There may also be an exercise regiment involved in your treatment for migraine headaches. 

Does stress cause headaches? Not always but the answer is yes! Stress can cause headaches and many other symptoms. Call your favorite chiropractor in lancaster pa for a free consultation and discuss ways to reduce stress. 

What is a dehydration headaches? Yes, a very common cause of headaches is dehydration. Since your body is about 80% water it plays a very important role in your health and well being. If you are dehydrated your body has many ways it is affected. A general rule is to drink 1/2 your body weight in ounces a day. Also avoiding sodas, coffee, iced teas, sports drinks, beer and other alcohols, these drinks actually pull water from the body and cause dehydration

Are there any remedies for migraine or regular headaches? Yes there are many ways to remedy a headache. Your first stop should be the chiropractor, they can help you figure out why you are getting a migraine in the first place and help you eliminate certain factors that cause your headache. Chiropractic isn't always an instant headache relief but it is a step in the right direction when it comes to migraine symptom treatment.

Is there a cure for migraine headaches? A "cure" is probably the wrong word choice. There is a prevention regiment that can be implemented by your Lancaster Pa chiropractor that will help you get the headache relief you desire. 

what is a neck headache? aka cervicogenic headache. These headaches usually begin in the neck and migrate to the head. They can be caused by a misalignment of the cervical spine and overly tight muscles in the neck and base of the head. Cervicogenic headaches usually respond very well to chiropractic treatment. 

Why do i have daily headaches? As covered before headaches have many factors. Lancaster County Chiropractic can help you find those triggers and remove certain known stressors that cause headaches. If you are having recurrent severe headaches sometimes advanced imaging is necessary such as an MRI to rule out certain severe causes. If you have recurrent daily headaches it is important to get to your chiropractor for a proper exam. 

How can I help my migraine? ​Migraine headaches can be helped greatly with chiropractic care. Spinal manipulation and muscle trigger point therapy help greatly as well as behavior modification and analysis will greatly help you eliminate triggers for migraine headaches. 

Can Chiropractors help my headaches? Yes, chiropractors help headaches. Headaches are one of the top 4 reasons people go see their chiropractor. If you suffer from chronic headaches and need chronic headache relief then schedule a free consultation with Lancaster county chiropractic and discuss how chiropractic treatment can help you with your headache.