Headaches and Migraines

Headache Treatment in Burbank

burbank woman with migraine on couchBurbank isn’t the only place where headaches are common. Headaches are one of the most common illnesses that people suffer from nationwide. They can feel achy, throbbing, can cause nausea and vomiting, and can also be debilitating at times. Headaches can occur frequently, occasionally, or have certain triggers that cause them to begin, such as allergies. Medication might offer temporary relief, but if the structural components are misaligned in the neck placing pressure on the nerves, then these headaches can recur until these deficiencies are corrected. We find that there are many cases here in Burbank that may reflect the trends nationwide.

Something I, as a Chiropractor, believe is important to note is that nerves control everything inside our body ranging from organic function, such as metabolism and digestion, to muscle function. If these nerves are “pinched” and the communication between structures is decreased, then the body becomes under a state of stress and can lead to a cascade of problems with headaches being one of them. This is why chiropractic care has been an effective treatment for headaches and migraines.

Chiropractic Care and Headaches

Chiropractic adjustments can help improve spinal function and release pressure from the affected joints allowing the body to function as it should. The basic range of motion exercises, to individual tolerance, such as rotating your head to look over each shoulder and also bringing your ear to your shoulder can help stretch tight muscles surrounding the neck. This will help keep the muscles loose in your neck and shoulders. As a Chiropractor in Burbank, there are many reasons a patient may come in with complaints about the pain from frequent headaches.

Some Causes of Headaches:

  • Stress
  • Emotional Fluctuations
  • Posture
  • Certain Foods
  • Pressure
  • Inflammation

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines and are around the Burbank area? Contact Allied Pain and Wellness in Burbank for an evaluation and to learn more about headaches/migraines and how we can help through Chiropractic Care. Call us today at (818) 514-7294 .

 

Frequently Asked Questions About Headache and Migraine Treatment From Our Burbank Chiropractor

Few health problems will send you in search of answers as quickly as chronic headaches or migraines. These disabling episodes can wreck your quality of life, cause you to miss work, and even interfere with your ability to sleep. Fortunately, you can find effective, all-natural headache and migraine treatment right here at Allied Pain and Wellness. Check out these frequently asked questions on the subject from our Burbank chiropractor, Dr. Simian.

What’s the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine?

Headaches can exist independently of migraines, just as migraines may or may not include headaches among their symptoms. Ordinary headaches tend to occur due to musculoskeletal issues, while migraines can be set off by all kinds of triggers, from hormonal changes and loud noises to specific foods and or emotional stress. When a headache does accompany a migraine, that headache is likely to be agonizingly intense.

What Are the Main Types of Headaches?

Apart from headaches caused by sinus conditions, drugs or other factors, the two main kinds of headaches include tension headaches and cluster headaches. Tension headaches are caused by tension in the neck muscles, which causes muscle spasms that affect pain-sensitive membranes in the head. Tension headaches may feel generalized as to location. Cluster headaches cause sharp, severe pains in one side of the face or near one eye.

Are There Different Kinds of Migraines?

Migraines cause a variety of symptoms, but there are different categories of this condition. If you’re experiencing headaches, nausea, glare sensitivity, dizziness and vomiting, you have what’s known as a common migraine. If you’re also experiencing visual “auras,” you have a complicated migraine. A migraine that doesn’t include a headache is called an acephalgic migraine. A migraine that causes temporary vision loss is a retinal migraine. 

How Do Headaches and Migraines Start?

Anything that places the neck muscles under constant stress that cause chronic tension headaches — including a head that sits unevenly on the top of the spinal column. Conditions that pinch cervical nerve tissue can cause cluster headaches. While migraines have all sorts of potential triggers, researchers believe that they start with rapid blood pressure changes in the blood vessels of the brain, the result of chemical and nerve dysfunction.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Headaches and Migraines?

Chiropractors can use cervical spinal adjustments to treat both headaches and migraines. Our Burbank chiropractor can correct the symmetry between your head and your cervical spine, relieving your neck muscles of unnatural stresses and strains. Adjustments that remove pressure from cervical nerve tissue can relieve cluster headaches. Chiropractic care can even make your migraines less frequent and less intense by normalizing nerve function. 

We may enhance the effectiveness of our adjustments by prescribing ergonomic/lifestyle changes, physiotherapy methods such as ultrasound to help strained neck tissues heal, and techniques such as kinesiotaping to improve neck posture and support.

Why Should I Choose Your Burbank Chiropractor for My Headache Treatment?

The migraine and headache treatment offered by our Burbank chiropractor doesn’t just address your symptoms. We actually correct the underlying causes of your headaches or migraines, giving you more profound and longer-lasting relief than you can get from medication.

Allied Pain and Wellness Has Your Headache or Migraine Treatment

Headaches and migraines can cause a lot of frustration, but Allied Pain and Wellness has the answers. Call our Burbank chiropractor today at (818) 514-7294!

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