No one enjoys having a headache, but dealing with chronic or severe headaches can be especially frustrating. Not only are they painful, but they can also interfere with your ability to carry out daily activities. Several chiropractic techniques are available for successfully treating the source of your headaches so you can achieve long-term relief. In Norcross, GA, headaches are treated at Magnolia Comfort Medical by Dr. Kevin Le.
Types of Headaches
Not all headaches are identical. There are different types of headaches with distinct causes. Common headache types include:
Tension Headaches — Often triggered by stress, this type of headache feels like there is a band tightening around your head. More people experience tension headaches than other types, making them the most common.
Cluster Headaches — This type of headache is the most severe and is associated with constant throbbing pain, as well as piercing pain behind one of the eyes. Cluster headaches are rare but tend to occur in groups.
Cervicogenic Headaches — Secondary headaches develop as a result of neck pain or some other underlying condition. Pain often starts in the neck, then radiates throughout one side of the face and head.
Migraines — A severe headache associated with persistent pounding or throbbing pain that can last for several days. Migraine headaches are often debilitating and can affect both vision and light sensitivity.
Causes of Headaches
Headaches can be caused by various factors. Identifying and treating the root cause of your headaches can help minimize their severity and potentially prevent more headaches in the future. Common causes of headaches include:
Certain health conditions
Depression or anxiety
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches
The experienced doctor at our office in Norcross, GA, treats headaches utilizing advanced chiropractic care and a variety of non-surgical techniques. Individualized treatment recommendations will be developed based on the type of headaches you are experiencing and their cause. Treatment might include spinal manipulation, chiropractic adjustments, methods for improving posture, and nutritional counseling.
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments are methods for correcting body alignment. Misalignment of the spine and body can result in muscle tension, pinched nerves, and other problems that can trigger headaches. Making adjustments to the muscles, ligaments, and tissues along the spine helps reduce the frequency and severity of headaches. Chiropractic adjustments also help increase blood flow, reduce inflammation, and improve joint mobility, which can lead to fewer headaches.
Poor posture can contribute to the development of headaches. Maintaining proper posture leads to better body alignment, which can reduce tension and inflammation that may be causing headaches. If posture is a factor, your treatment might include specific stretches and exercises to promote better posture.
Finally, nutritional counseling can play a role in treating headaches due to vitamin or mineral deficiencies. Treatment can include recommendations for dietary changes and the addition of certain supplements.
Our chiropractic care team can help you manage your headaches by developing an individualized treatment plan tailored to your needs. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Le for help with your headaches by calling Magnolia Comfort Medical in Norcross, GA, at (470) 545-0275.