How Your Chiropractor Treats Headaches

Everyone suffers from headaches at one time or another. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, chiropractic treatments are often successful in relieving your discomfort.


Dr. Jeremiah Carlson of Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture frequently evaluates patients complaining of headaches. His goal is to treat the headache, but also to determine what is causing the headache and resolve the problem.


What Causes Headaches?


There are different types of headaches, including tension headaches, sinus headaches, migraines, and cervicogenic. The causes depend on the type of headache.


Migraines and tension headaches are called primary headaches because no condition or illness causes them. Sinus and cervicogenic headaches are referred to as secondary headaches because they are triggered by allergies, illness, injuries, or infection.


Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common headache. This is the type most people refer to when they complain of a headache. Tension headaches are frequently caused by stress, which is something most of us are experiencing this year.

Not getting enough sleep, skipping meals, poor nutrition, and excessive alcohol consumption can trigger tension headaches. If your pain is in your forehead area, it is probably a tension headache.

Migraines

Migraine sufferers frequently experience throbbing pain on one side of the head that can last for an extended period of time. Nausea is often present and sensitivities to light and sound are common.

Sinus

Sinus headaches cause pain and swelling of the face. The facial pain is often accompanied by a runny nose, fever, congestion, and sometimes itchiness. This is a secondary headache caused by an illness or allergies.

Cervicogenic Headache

A cervicogenic headache involves pain in the neck, but the sufferer thinks the pain is occurring in the head. This is another type of secondary headache. Cervicogenic headaches are caused by excessively high blood pressure, injuries to the neck, or certain infections.

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Chiropractic care at Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture involves evaluating your overall health. Dr. Jeremiah Carlson looks for the cause of the headaches to determine the most effective treatment without drugs or invasive interventions.

Chiropractic adjustments are effective in treating tension and cervicogenic headaches. Treatment for migraines often reduces their frequency and intensity. 

Chiropractic treatments for headaches include:

  • Spinal Adjustments

  • Exercises, including deep flexion neck exercises

  • Joint Movements and Manipulations

  • Massage Therapy

  • Relaxation Techniques

  • Stress Management Counseling

  • Dietary Counseling

  • Lifestyle Modification Recommendations

One of the main goals of chiropractic care is to return your body to a state of wellness. By treating the source of a headache, you may find you have far fewer headaches and the severity is much milder. There are many chiropractic treatment options available for the various types of headaches.


A head injury or trauma requires immediate medical treatment. If you are experiencing frequent headaches or they are increasing in intensity, contact Jacksonville Chiropractic and Acupuncture for an evaluation.

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