Natural Headache Treatment and Migraine Treatment with Chiropractic
Headaches are without a doubt the most common central nervous system disorder worldwide.
Roughly 50% of people will suffer from a headache at least once per year and 13% will experience the intense pain of a migraine.
Headaches and migraines can severely impact your quality of life and income. 90% of people suffering from a migraine disorder say their headaches are severe enough to qualify as a disability while 25% say they experience at least one – but often many more – migraines every month.
Many people don’t realize that since headaches are a central nervous system disorder, comprehensive chiropractic care can provide effective long-term treatment.
Getting to the Source of Your Headaches
Scientists have found over 300 distinct types of headaches, however, only about 30 of them have a documented cause. These are called primary headaches and some of the most common ones include:
- Tension headaches: Caused by inflammation as well as tense neck/upper back muscles, tendons, and soft tissue
- Migraines: Throbbing, and often debilitating, pain accompanied by nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to sound or light
- Cluster headaches: Intense and short bursts of pain around one eye
- Rebound headaches: Routinely taking ibuprofen or aspirin for chronic headaches can lead to dependence and trigger withdrawal headaches.
Due to the unique nature of headaches, Dr. Irhin will spend time getting to know you and your symptoms. He’ll ask plenty of questions about how often you suffer from headaches, how long they last, which treatments you use, triggers, diet, and more.
Dr. Irhin will also likely order x-rays to see if any musculoskeletal damage or subluxations are triggering the pain before developing a natural headache treatment plan.
Effective and Natural Headache Treatment in Denville
At Commons Chiropractic Center in Denville, your comfort always comes first! With plenty of input from you, Dr. Irhin will create a custom natural migraine treatment plan or headache treatment plan that targets your pain at its source.
In most cases, headaches start with some type of tension in your musculoskeletal system – especially your cervical spine (neck).
Dr. Irhin will use techniques like gentle spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments to improve your range of motion and reduce stiffness. Physiotherapy is also important for taking control of your recovery while strengthening your upper back and neck muscles.
Studies show that patients suffering from sinus-, allergy-, or hormone-related headaches also respond well to natural headache treatment with chiropractic.
Once you can create a healthy and mobile environment for your neck and spine to thrive, headaches will soon become a thing of the past!
Don’t accept chronic headaches as your new normal! Schedule an appointment to learn more about natural migraine treatment or call 973-366-3335.