Chiropractic care is another option. It is completely natural and does not require any medication. Many people report that their headaches disappear immediately, especially if they are originating from the neck region of the spine. The headache can be relieved during a spinal adjustment. However, it is important to seek out follow-up care.
There are three types of headaches. These are the Cluster Headache (or Migraines), Tension headaches, and Migraines.
- Cluster headaches can be very severe and can last for several months. Eventually, they may cease completely. These headaches can cause major disruptions in the lives of sufferers. The symptoms include severe pain in the head, neck, shoulders, and eyes.These headaches can be one-sided and include stuffy noses, swelling, and a tingling sensation on the affected side.
- Chronic headaches, such as migraines, can last from hours to days. Migraines sufferers seek out dark and quiet areas to reduce their pain. The symptoms include throbbing pain, nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to sound, light and sound, and interference with work.
- Tension headaches, which can cause severe to moderate pain, are the most common type of headache. These headaches are often caused by muscle contractions in the neck and shoulders.
Chiropractic treatments can treat all types of headaches. Chiropractic treatments can often provide relief for headaches that are not chronic. A chiropractor is a natural option for chronic headaches. Many chiropractors will recommend stretching exercises that you can do at work or at home to prevent headaches from developing.
Even those who were skeptical about spinal manipulation and trigger point therapy for headache relief are now finding relief. Your first visit to your chiropractor’s office will take longer. The doctor will need to take several images, gather your history, and ask you about your symptoms. The doctor then creates a treatment plan. This may require several visits to ensure that the treatments are received. If you have multiple chronic headaches, your chiropractor will likely want to see you more often in the beginning.
The treatments will become less frequent and more focused as you experience relief. If the patient is happy with the lower treatment course, the chiropractor will continue on the same path. If the patient experiences pain again, the chiropractor will increase the treatment to ensure that the patient receives more.