MIGRAINE HEADACHE TREATMENT & THERAPY
Headaches, though very common, are not normal. They can present with varying location, frequency, duration, and severity. They can be triggered by stress, light, food, dehydration, weather, hormones, posture or a myriad of other daily encounters. In short, every headache is unique. At Active Edge Chiropractic, we love the challenge of working with headache patients! Our comprehensive assessment and treatment style allows us to pin point the cause of each patient’s headaches and in most cases relieve them. Even the most debilitating headaches are often preventable through specific muscle work, adjustments, ergonomic evaluation, and muscular and postural retraining.
Millions of people are affected by migraines every year. Migraines can be a very debilitating type of headache presenting with a sharp throbbing pain behind the eye (typically on one side of the head) and can be accompanied by sensitivity light and/or noise. Some migraine sufferers also experience an aura or visual disturbance prior to the onset of a migraine episode.
Migraine pain stems from constriction of blood vessels in the brain that can be caused by a wide variety of triggers including: food reactions, stress, odors, lights, and lack of sleep. At Active Edge Chiropractic we help patients identify and avoid triggers as well as treating the physical symptoms through adjustments, specific massage techniques, and rehabilitative exercise.
OTHER HEADACHES WE TREAT:
This group of headaches is the most common type and is the cause of around 75% of headaches. Tension headaches are characterized by a dull/achy feeling at the base of the skull which can radiate to either side of the head and to behind the eyes. Tension type headaches can last from just a few minutes to several days. They are typically caused by muscular or skeletal dysfunction in the upper back, neck, spine and/or skull. Due to the musculoskeletal nature of this type of headache, treatments addressing alignment, muscular quality, posture, and strength are usually very effective.
Sinus headaches are felt most commonly in the forehead, temples and sometimes into other areas of the face. Sinus headaches result from inflammation in the sinus cavities and are commonly have associated cranial bone subluxations and muscular involvement of the muscles on the front of your neck. By addressing these structural and muscular issues, we are typically able to alleviate the irritation on the sinuses and thus decrease headache severity and frequency.