Headaches and Migraines

When there is pressure or pain in your head, it can be difficult to tell whether you are experiencing a typical headache or a migraine. It can mean faster relief through better treatments. It can also help prevent future headaches from occurring in the first place. So, how can you tell the difference between a common headache and a migraine? The most common are called tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches. These two dysfunctions are by far the most common ones. Fortunately chiropractic is a natural and very efficient treatment for this condition. Tension headaches are caused by an excessive contraction of the muscles of the neck and the head.

It results in dull, heavy head pain. Often they are described as a tight band around the forehead or at the back of the head.

Headaches and Migraines

Effective treatment

Our doctor will set up a personalized program to relieve your pain as quickly as possible. The most traditional treatment chiropractic uses is called “spinal adjustment”. It is a manual manipulation which consists at returning mobility to a vertebra or joint. This treatment decreases muscle tension, nerve pressure, improves posture and efficiently reduces the pain. Depending on your condition our doctor can also use complementary therapies as follow:

Muscle relaxing techniques (trigger point therapy, myofascial release technique)
Specific spinal exercises (Pettibon exercises)
Rehabilitative exercises
Neck traction therapy
Neural reprogramming treatment

Common symptoms

Based on the intensity of the headaches, other symptoms can occur. The most common associated symptoms include nausea, eyes ear or temple pain, seeing spots or flashing lights sensitivity to light and/or sound, vomiting, neck pain, shoulder pain, sleeping issues, irritability, lack of concentration.

Very often patients experiencing headaches also suffer from neck pain, shoulder stiffness, back pain.

Our process

The first step consists at finding what causes your headaches. At 3C Care Chiropractic our chiropractor will go through your personal medical history and health information to know better the details of your condition. After a precise examination we will be able to tell you exactly what are the structures involved (muscle, nerve, spine, ligament, joint).

The second step consists to analyze your lifestyle to be able to recommend you bad habits changes. Some of the most common daily factors of stress are improper sleeping position, wrong ergonomics at work (screen position, keyboard, chairs height), posture mistakes (watch this video from Ted-ed to easily understand), lack of physical activity, lack of water or improper diet, neck injury (read about Whiplash syndrome) or emotional stress.

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