Headache Treatment in Urbana, OH
If you frequently experience headaches or migraines, you know how intensely painful and incapacitating they can be. The painful throbs, aches, sensitivity to light and sound, not to mention the irritability that goes along with headaches and migraines can be enough to ruin your day or cause you undue stress. Unfortunately, they can happen at any time, which can in some instances, ruin your day, prevent you from getting work done, or just operating at your best!
The team of experts at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness Clinic has helped countless patients relieve musculoskeletal and nerve tension, helping to manage headache and migraine symptoms and frequency.
What Causes A Headache?
Headaches and migraines can be caused by a wide range of circumstances. Some of the more common and easily identifiable causes include:
- Tension and high blood pressure
- Bad posture
- Eyesight strain
- The side effect of painkillers
That being said, intense headaches and migraines that occur suddenly and with high intensity could be a warning sign of a serious underlying condition. If you don’t normally experience headaches and have not put your body through any notable stress, you should consult with a health professional to be safe!
Migraines are extreme versions of headaches that can be completely incapacitating. Someone who is experiencing a migraine is extremely sensitive to sound and light, visibly recoiling or cringing when exposed to them. Migraines can also trigger nausea and vomiting, vertigo, dizziness among other side effects. The pain you experience is an inflammatory response that targets the brainstem and dilates the vessels in the head and neck causing pain and pulsating.
Migraine is a common disorder affecting 2-15% of the world’s population. It is more prevalent in the productive years (late teens to 50s) and in women than in men (3:1). An estimated 100 million workdays or school days are lost annually because of migraines.
Episodic tension-type headache, known as the “ordinary” headache, is less disabling but more common (as high as 80%) than migraine. It also occurs in episodes, mostly lasting a few hours, with varying severity depending on what is causing the headache. Often described as pressure or tightness, like a band around the head, sometimes spreading into the neck. It is significantly less intense than a migraine but can still occur daily or very frequently.
Chronic tension-type headache occurs, by definition, on >15 days a month and can be daily and unremitting. It affects 2-3% of adults, who may be substantially disabled and chronically off work as a result.
Symptoms of Headaches
Below is a list of symptoms associated with headaches and migraines. If symptoms persist or worsen to a point of discomfort, you should seek medical attention to address the condition and any underlying causes.
- Pressure in the head
- Sensitivity to sound and light
- Dull persistent ache or strong pulses
- Mental Fog
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
The team at Donay Chiropractic Life and Wellness center utilizes a series of chiropractic methods to reduce musculoskeletal tension and nerve pressure that could be causing headaches and migraines. Chiropractors can help patients release tension and alleviate stress. If you have any questions or are ready to book an appointment, you can call our offices to speak with a member of our team, or book a consultation online today!