Dealing With Headaches and Migraines

try chiropractic care for headache and migraine relief

Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy, and in the worst-case scenario, leave you unable to function. Medication can help in the short term, but when the problem is ongoing or re-occurring, pills are not enough. Oftentimes, the source of your headaches and migraines is structural, and therefore with proper treatment it is possible to permanently overcome this debilitating issue. Headache relief at our Orchard Park chiropractic clinic may be the solution your looking for.

There are many different types of headaches and can present differently in person to person. Often, the pain in your head is caused by an underlying problem such as dehydration, sinus issues, food sensitivities or stress. There is a solution to correct your headache problem, but the root of your pain must be identified.


Headaches and Migraines in Orchard Park

Whether you are dealing with a persistent ache in your head, or the worst symptoms associated with migraines, including light and noise intolerance, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, depression, and irritation the cause may be a structural issue. When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, and other incidents, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated, they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.

This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.


WHY DOES YOUR HEAD HURT?

A proper history and physical examination is essential to diagnose your headache symptoms. One of the most common cause of headache is the result of muscle tension.

  • Pain at the base of the skull
  • Pain radiating around the ears toward the forehead
  • Pain behind the eyes

We live and work in the frontal plane. We are constantly looking down at our phones, tablets and computers. This stresses our necks into flexion and overworks the tiny muscles at the base of our skulls (suboccipital triangles) These muscles become very angry and let us know in the form of a headache


Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines. Chiropractors have an extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of pain. A chiropractic treatment starts with a thorough evaluation that will rule out other possible causes of your headache and examine your spine for issues of misalignment.

The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for the specific issue at the root of the pain. Using gentle and non-invasive techniques a chiropractor is able to achieve adjustments to the spine that, although they may seem subtle, can provide almost instant relief and restore your long-term health. Unlike medications which treat the problem on the surface level and provide only short-term relief, a chiropractic adjustment will address the cause of your headache or migraine and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.

Once your headache symptoms are diagnosed, and specific spinal and/or muscular dysfunction is identified, Dr. Fuhrmann has several treatment options available to reduce and eliminate your pain.

  • Soft tissue therapy / deep tissue massage / trigger point massage
  • Instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization / adhesion breaker therapy
  • Spinal manipulation
  • Cold Laser / Low Level Laser
  • Stress reduction techniques
  • Ergonomic modification
  • Rehabilitative exercises

If you are struggling with migraines or headaches call our team at Fuhrmann Health Center today for help.

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Monday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Tuesday
9:00am - 6:00pm


Wednesday
Closed


Thursday
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Friday
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Saturday
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Fuhrmann Health Center
3770 Transit Road
Orchard Park, NY 14127
(716) 997-0196

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