Headaches and Migraine Treatment from our Kennesaw Chiropractor
When you experience headaches or migraines, you may have concerns about your health. The pain interferes with your normal activities and may even result in missing work or avoiding tasks to stay away from light sources. At Discover Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, we understand the pain that comes with a headache and offer solutions to reduce the discomfort and encourage long-term healing.
Types of Headaches and Migraines
The types of headaches and migraines that impact your health depend on your situation. Common types of headaches include:
- Tension headaches, which are caused by stress and muscle tension
- Migraines, which are severe headaches that may last for four hours to several days
- Cluster headaches, which occur in clusters over a set period of time and are often more painful than migraines
- Sinus headaches, which occur behind the eyes and cause a feeling of pain and pressure on the sinus area
- Hormone headaches, which occur in women due to hormonal fluctuations
- Acute headaches, which occur suddenly and for short periods
The types of headaches impact your situation. When you have chronic headaches and migraines that interfere with your lifestyle, you want to seek treatment from a professional.
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches
Chiropractic treatments for headaches depend on the type of headache and the symptoms you experience. In most cases, a professional evaluates your situation and then develops a treatment plan based on the severity of the headaches.
We may use spinal adjustments and neck adjustments to reduce pain in your head. The treatment is particularly helpful when you have stress or tension headaches. Decompression therapy also helps when you have pressure on your nerves that contribute to headaches and stem from a herniated disc or similar complication in your spine.
When to Seek Treatment from a Chiropractor in Kennesaw
You want to seek treatment from a chiropractor in Kennesaw when you notice regular and persistent headaches or migraines. You should inform the chiropractor about any medications you may take for headaches before starting a treatment plan. Since some medications may cause concerns for your health, a professional must be aware of your current medical treatments to avoid any complications.
While you want to seek treatment when you have chronic headaches, we also recommend treatment when you get into an accident and your headaches start after the incident. Headaches that start after an accident may indicate injuries to the head, neck or spine. We may use an x-ray or similar tools to evaluate your injuries and then develop a treatment plan to address the underlying problems. Injuries to your neck, like whiplash, may contribute to the headaches. Since you may overlook some injuries after an accident, you want to seek treatment when you notice the pain or it persists.
Schedule an Appointment Today
Treating a headache with chiropractic care starts with identifying your specific needs and situation. At our clinic, we offer the care and treatment you need to heal and manage your headaches. To learn more or to set up an appointment, call 770-423-9010 today.