Atlanta Headache Chiropractors
Stress, accidents, trauma – they all make headaches happen.
When you’re suffering in the skull, the best call that you can make for headache treatment is to AICA.
What makes AICA different?A host of things – but start with arranging your transportation if you can’t move because of your injury. Follow that up with a free X-ray when you need one. And top it off with caring doctors who bill the at-fault insurance company.
A host of things – but start with arranging your transportation if you can’t move because of your injury. Follow that up with a free X-ray when you need one. And top it off with caring doctors who bill the at-fault insurance company.
Isn’t your headache better already? We thought so.
Call us now at (404) 889-8828. Yes, right now. We’re here 24/7.
Atlanta Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
There are a variety of headaches.
- Contraction or tension
Which one is a migraine? Vascular. It happens when the blood vessels in your head become constricted and then open – kind of like a bent hose becoming unkinked; it just hurts you more than the hose.
You can know a migraine by the intense pain in a one or both hemispheres, nausea and visual symptoms like blind spots, and pain behind the eyes.
These can also be caused by poor posture, which is a great reason to see a chiropractor as a part of your primary treatment.
Fevers can also produce headaches, which are known as toxic headaches, as can dehydration and low blood sugar.
A headache caused by muscle contraction or inflammation can be the result of a sinus infection or the continued tightening of neck and facial muscles. Stroke can also be the result of such a headache, or infections and diseases in the teeth, cervical spine and ears.
Helping the Cervicogenic Headache
You read that right. If you’ve got a migraine, you’ve got a carcinogenic headache.
To help, let’s talk about your neck. The more your head tilts forward, the more it places a strain on your back.
The increase in weight, bending your spine and putting more pressure on the vertebral joints – up to twice or four times more pressure than your spine is designed to handle over the long haul. And haul you will – a headache that is – when you don’t hold a proper, erect posture.
Going to a chiropractor can help you correct your posture.
When you come to AICA, your chiropractor can help adjust your C1 and C2 vertebrae, which often helps the pain of a headache by ratcheting down the pressure on the topmost nerves that are connected to the upper spine.
Some of your symptoms may include a restricted range of neck movement. Moving the neck will then produce a headache. Part of your treatment will be determining the kind of a headache that you have.
Migraines can be treated with spinal corrections and manipulation, as well as massage. These are helpful when the migraines come at intervals, as in the case of a chronic migraine.
Different is a tension headache, which may be less directly affected by manipulation, as they’re rooted more in lifestyle than genetics.
Receiving Chiropractic Treatment from AICA Atlanta
These can be helped through the lifestyle changes that are promoted by your chiropractor can take you through a whole-body betterment program that will contribute to decrease the stress and health choices that contribute to tension headaches.
Some of the techniques you’ll find at AICA include:
- Low-load craniocervical mobilization
- Spinal manipulation
- Thick neck flexing exercise
You may also be eligible for diagnostic imaging, such as X-ray or MRI.
While they don’t conclusively prove the existence or location of headaches, they can lend proof to their likely cause and help the doctor recommend the most efficient treatment.
Part of this search may also be to look for secondary causes of the pain, such as illness or disease.
At AICA, your doctor may recommend seeing the physical therapist, who can help you alleviate neck tightness and stiff joints. This can include low-level electrical therapy and a physical restoration plan with stretching and muscle strengthening.
Finally, their injections that can help mitigate the pain of headaches, such as joint pain blockers.
The AICA Difference
When you’re trying to find the best treatment, call AICA, and get all of this:
- Free X-ray if needed
- Billing the at-fault insurance company
- We arrange transport if you can’t move because of your accident
- We have doctors of chiropractic, orthopedic doctors, and physical therapists
- You can often get same day appointments
- We’re open 24/7
With all of this, your headaches are close to being a thing of the past. Call AICA today!
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