Chiropractic Care for Headaches at Align Wellness Center Located in Atlanta, GA
Headaches can often stop you dead in your tracks. The pain can range from annoying to severe, depending on the type of headache you have. When they begin interrupting your daily life, it may be time to get some help.
Inflammation throughout your body, stress, diseases, lack of sleep, dehydration, and hunger are all causes of headaches. Often you can determine the type of headache based on the location of the pain and any other symptoms you may be experiencing. You’ll need to take into consideration the level of intensity as well as frequency as well.
Let’s take a look at the different types of headache, so you can learn how to get rid of them,
Tension headaches will feel as if there’s a band around your head squeezing it, and you may even have soreness on your scalp. The cause of this can be a number of things - lack of sleep, poor posture, straining your neck, and hunger, just to name a few.
Sinus headaches are deep and constant and can be felt in your cheekbones, forehead, and top of your nose. The pain often gets worse with movement. You may even experience a runny nose, fever, or a swollen face.
Cluster headaches come multiple times throughout the day and can last for weeks. These are felt on the sides of your head just behind your eye. The pain is often severe.
The causes of headaches vary from lifestyle factors such as drinking, poor eating habits, poor posture, stress, or something worse.
How to get rid of a headache
Many natural home remedies will give you relief from your occasional headaches, such as applying cold compresses to your neck, massaging pressure points, drinking more water, and essential oil therapy with peppermint.
But if your headaches are starting to affect your daily life or you have a concern with their severity. In that case, there may be an underlying issue that can only be resolved with chiropractic care, dietary changes, and relaxation techniques.
Often spinal manipulation will be used to treat your headache. This is a non-invasive treatment that will help to realign your spine and reduce the pressure on your nervous system.
We put a great amount of pressure on our bodies daily, including our spines between the long hours standing or sitting, hunched over a computer, and looking down at our phones. Not to mention the repetitiveness of it. This causes our spines to become misaligned, and as a result of it, our entire bodies suffer.
We can help you find relief from your headaches by uncovering the underlying cause and create an individualized treatment plan that fits your specific needs.