At AICA Atlanta, our patients largely believed that Chiropractic medicine only addressed conditions like back or neck pain before meeting with one of our doctors.
One of the most common conditions our Chiropractors treat that most people are unaware of are headaches and migraines.
For some patients, their headaches are due to a particular type of vascular issue. These instances often involved nausea and/or vomiting, and may require that you remain in bed for day or two in order to recover.
Other patients experience what are known as “tension” headaches. These are often caused by neck and upper back muscles that are over strained from physical activity, poor posture, or injuries like Whiplash.
Headaches are often painful and are most often felt within the back of the head, upper neck area, sinus area, or the top and sides of the head.
If you or someone you know experience painful headaches on a regular basis, make sure to schedule a consultation with one of our experienced doctors.
What Causes Headaches?
Headaches can be triggered for a variety of reasons that range from genetics to lifestyle habits. Some of the most common causes of headaches include:
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Repetitive stress
- Poor posture
- Continuous strain
In many cases, headaches are causes by a combination of events that took place over the course of several years before developing into chronic experiences. Past injuries that were never properly treated, deep rooted medical conditions, and consuming foods that are high in sodium are all notable triggers.
How Do Chiropractors Treat Headaches?
Most patients who seek headache treatment aren’t aware that mechanical dysfunction within their neck can cause significant muscle tension that irritates the nerves that help control blood flow to and from their head.
Applying Chiropractic adjustments to your back and upper neck area helps improve the movement of your neck bones in ways that relieve the irritation and pressure that creates headaches.
In order to address the root cause of your headaches, your Chiropractor will want to set up a basic consultation that allows the both of you to discuss your medical history and current habits.
Questions that focus on when your headaches began and their frequency should be expected.
Our doctors will also want to know what type of activities you participate in on a daily basis in order to understand whether adjustments should be applied to your lifestyle. When enough information has been gathered, your doctor will want to perform an examination that allows them to dive deeper into the origins of your headaches.
In some cases, an X-ray or MRI may be scheduled for your benefit.
Never Experience A Painful Headache or Migraine Again
Meeting with our Chiropractors and receiving adjustments on a regular basis is one way to ensure that you never have to experience another painful headache or migraine again.
We can create a custom treatment plan that aligns with the unique characteristics of your condition in order to address the root source of your headaches, while also relieving you of your pain.
We are available 24/7 to schedule an appointment and can be contacted by phone at (404) 889-8828.