Everybody gets a headache from time to time, but there are those of us who deal with headaches weekly, daily, or even constantly. If this describes you, I encourage you to keep reading. We have the tools to assess, diagnose, and treat chronic headaches of all kinds, from tension headache to migraine.
Any doctor will agree that the first step to successful treatment is accurate diagnosis, but with chiropractic treatment of headaches, this is especially true. While the right treatment will help, the wrong treatment may exacerbate the headache, and when you’re dealing with chronic headaches, that is the last thing you want.
This is why the first phase of our headache treatment program is assessment. Headaches are complex and often multifactorial. In addition, patients sometimes have overlapping tension headaches and migraines. We evaluate each patient to identify the type of headache—and equally important—identify potential causes and triggers.
The four main headache types are:
Cervicogenic (caused by neck problems)
Tension and cervicogenic headaches are very responsive to chiropractic treatment and craniosacral therapy. We have teamed up with Kate Green to supplement chiropractic care with craniosacral therapy to address these types of headaches. Together, our treatment methods are well-suited to alleviating and preventing the recurrence of these types of headache. Each patient has unique triggers which, with time, can be identified and avoided.
Migraine headache is a very complex condition which unfortunately cannot be cured with chiropractic treatment alone. However, we have made some very loyal patients over the years by decreasing the frequency and intensity of their migraine by removing structural and biomechanical triggers.
Metabolic headaches are the most complex of all, always requiring a multi-pronged approach. These are headaches caused by digestive, circulatory, neurological, and immune system problems. The cure for the headache relies upon curing the underlying cause. Again, proper assessment and diagnosis is key, and in these cases co-treatment with an appropriate specialist is always necessary.
Please feel free to reach out to us via phone or email if you would like to discuss your situation, and see if our Headache Treatment Program is a resource that might be helpful for you.