headaches

Nine out of ten Americans suffer from Headaches.  These can vary in severity, type of pain, location of pain and frequency.   More common headaches include tension, migraine and cluster headaches and are treatable with chiropractic care.

Tension Headaches result from muscular tension in the muscles that attach to the head, neck and shoulders.  The tension can result in spinal compensation leading to misalignments.  The misaligned vertebra then put pressure on the spinal nerves leading to pain, irritation, and decreased signals from the spinal cord to the organs, glands and muscles.

Migraine Headaches are descried as intense, throbbing pain and usually found only on one side of the head. They can be aggravated by various different triggers; such as chocolate, drinks, stress, food, odors, hormones, medications and more.  Migraines often show signs before the headache takes over, this can include nausea, vomiting, and light and sound sensitivity.  Studies have shown that migraine headaches are related to blood flow.  Adjusting the cervical spine (neck) will help to decrease the pressure on the vessels and nerves allowing for better blood flow, increased oxygen to the brain and decreased muscle tension and pressure points.

Cluster Headaches are known for a shorter duration but more intense pain.  They are often on only one side of the head.  It typically occurs at night and the tend to occur 1-4 times per day for several days and then will not occur again for month or years.  They, like migraines, are associated with the dilation of blood vessels to the brain and result in increased pressure.  Therefore, chiropractic treatment that allows for improved blood flow and increased oxygen can help to relieve the symptoms experienced.

Sinus Headaches occur when there is inflammation of the sinus cavities in the skull, typically associated with a sinus infection.  There can occasionally be a fever present as well. They can be described as a build up of pressure and tenderness over the sinuses.  When you receive chiropractic adjustments it helps to stimulate draining of the sinuses and reduces nerve interference so the body can fight the infection naturally.  We also have recommendations on natural supplements that can be take to help reduce the occurrence of sinus infections.

 

At Clark Chiropractic we utilize many different treatments to get the best results and customize treatments for each patient.  We use a state of the art digital x-ray machine to get an in-depth look at what each person has going on to determine the best treatment plan; utilizing therapies, such as electrical stim, ultrasound, traction, myofascial release, light and infrared therapy, trigger therapy, cupping, and CBD treatments helps to get results quicker and more effectively.   Our Chiropractors are capable of using many different styles of adjusting to meet the needs of each individual patient.  In conjunction with or as a stand-alone treatment, our doctors also perform acupuncture.