Whether you’re suffering from tension headaches, migraines, or cervicogenic headaches, you need an effective solution to enjoy your life to the fullest. At Lefranc Chiropractic in Sandy Springs, Georgia, Andrew Lefranc, DC, and the chiropractic care team offer customized headache solutions that really work — and care is always noninvasive! Book your appointment through the online tool anytime, or call the office today.
Headache Q & A
What kinds of headaches can chiropractic care help with?
Chiropractic care can help with most types of headaches, including:
A tension headache causes a persistent pain in your forehead, neck, and sometimes in the back of your skull. Some tension headache sufferers describe a tension headache as feeling like their skull is being squeezed relentlessly.
Cervicogenic headaches occur because of an issue in your cervical spine or your neck's soft tissues. For example, if you have rheumatoid arthritis in your cervical spine you might get cervicogenic headaches. This type of headache causes pain in the head and often in the neck, too. Cervicogenic headaches are frequently side-locked, or occurring on only your left or right side.
Migraines cause persistent throbbing pain, and may also cause other symptoms like light sensitivity and nausea. Migraines are often side-locked, and can be severe enough to be incapacitating.
Your Lefranc Chiropractic care provider can determine which type of headache you’re dealing with so you can start an effective treatment plan.
What is the treatment for headaches?
There are several different treatments for headaches available at Lefranc Chiropractic, all of which are noninvasive. Treatment often includes spinal manipulation, in which your chiropractor makes specific adjustments to your spine to alleviate the pressure that's causing or contributing to your headaches.
Spinal traction may help with more-severe headaches that don’t respond to chiropractic adjustments. Additionally, Lefranc Chiropractic offers the following treatments for further symptom relief:
- Electrical stimulation
- Hot packs
- Ultrasound therapy
- Nutritional counseling
They can also recommend specific exercises and relaxation tools to help you cope with headaches when they occur.
What can I do at home to minimize my headaches?
In addition to your chiropractic care, you can make some lifestyle adjustments to help prevent and minimize headaches. The American Chiropractic Association recommends standing and performing gentle head and neck stretches every 30-60 minutes during the day. Your Lefranc Chiropractic care provider can teach you the exercises most beneficial for you.
Regular low-impact exercise can help with headache pain relief. Walking is a great choice, but avoid high-impact exercise while you've got an active headache.
If you clench your teeth, make a conscious effort to force jaw relaxation. Avoid letting your top teeth touch the bottom ones. Have plenty of water, as dehydration can contribute to headaches.
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