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How chiropractors can help with headaches

Headaches and migraines are one of the most troubling things that can affect every American. Migraines can happen to anyone. All that’s needed to trigger a headache is one simulator. A food or the environment could cause you a headache.

How strong the pain is from a headache depends on the individual. For some individuals the headaches can be mild while for others the pain is more extreme. The occurrence of headaches can also interfere with everyday life. Headaches and chiropractic care go hand and hand. Chiropractic care is one natural and effective solution for headaches.

Different types of headaches

Not every headache is the same. Sometimes they are short while others are painful and never ending. The cause of each one is different. Here are the different type of headache you could be experiencing.

Tension headaches.

This type of headache is the most common. Tension headaches tend to start slowly and become more painful in the middle of the day. Individuals feel like they have a rubber band around their head constantly.

The most common cause for tension headaches are:

  • Fatigue

  • Dry eyes

  • Smoking

  • Cold or flu

  • Sinus infection

  • Caffeine

Migraines

A migraine is a throbbing or pulsing pain on the side of your head. In some cases this throbbing on the side of the head can be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to noises and light.

Migraines are a little different than your average headache. There are four different stages of migraines: prodrome, aura, headache and the postdrome. Everyone doesn’t experience the four stages at once.

The causes of migraines can be triggered:

  • Hormonal changes

  • Foods

  • Food additives

  • Drinks

  • Stress

  • Sensory stimuli

  • Changes in wake-sleep pattern

  • Physical factors

  • Changes in the environment

  • Medications  

One thing to be noted about migraines is if your family has history of suffering from migraines then there is a likelihood that migraines will occur.

Cluster headaches.

This type of headaches bring a little more trouble. Cluster headaches produce a burning pain on side of you head. They can even cause your nose to be runny and eyes to water. This headache can happen once or several times a day.  

Rebound headaches

A rebound headache can occur when a person who regularly uses painkillers for headaches stops taking the medication. To avoid these headaches one needs to completely stop using painkillers.

Headaches and chiropractic care

One of best natural remedies for headaches and migraines is visiting a local chiropractor. The use of chiropractic care isn’t just limited to relieving back pain. But also, common headaches and pesky migraines. Research has found that chiropractors can use spinal manipulation to relieve headaches. Manipulation targets the tension that accumulates around on the neck and back. Most of the time these areas are what cause that piercing headache.

If you’re looking to get rid of your headaches, contact us. We’re an Omaha Chiropractor that can relieve your headaches with chiropractic care.

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We’re Wisniewski Chiropractic, part of the Thrive Wellness network. Nearing our third year in our current location, we’re excited to continue bringing you personalized care and support for your wellness journey. Dr. Wisniewski is an expert in chiropractic care. We believe in healthcare that relies less on medication and more on  prevention through the use of proper diet, exercise and patient education. Our chiropractic services follow a three-part plan: relieve your pain first, address the root cause, and make a plan for your future wellness.