Headaches can range from a minor inconvenience to turn-off-all-the-lights debilitating. But if you suffer from anything other than the occasional headache, there may be other underlying factors at play. Fortunately, the chiropractor at Kentucky Injury & Rehab can help. We are a highly-skilled team of chiropractic care specialists who can help you find relief from headaches. Continue reading to learn more and don't hesitate to reach out to the team at Kentucky Injury & Rehab for relief.
Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that originate from the neck. The pain from this type of headache can be experienced in the face and head. It usually begins with one side of pain originating at the back of the head and moving to the front. While the causes can vary, it's most commonly associated with stress and neck stiffness.
As the least common type of headache, cervicogenic headaches typically do not improve with medication. Instead, spinal manipulation has proven to be a highly effective treatment for this type of headache. In addition to spinal manipulation, chiropractors can also use joint mobilization and deep neck flexion exercises.
Migraines can be very debilitating headaches and are usually accompanied by symptoms like nausea, neck pain, eye pain, and dizziness. Chiropractic care is gaining popularity as a treatment for migraines because back and neck pain are common triggers for these painful conditions. Chiropractic treatment for migraines work in a range of ways:
Reduces irritation in the nerves that are responsible for sending pain signals to the brain
Helps restore alignment and restore proper nervous system communication
Alleviates muscle tension, which is a very common migraine trigger
Unlocks the body's natural healing ability
Promotes normal blood flow
Strengthens spinal supportive muscles
Help identify migraine triggers and works to avoid them
How effective is chiropractic treatment for migraines? A study designed to assess the effectiveness of manipulative therapy was conducted, and it showed those who received chiropractic care for migraines experienced significant improvement in duration, frequency, disability, and medication use.
As the most common type of headache, tension headaches can vary from an occasional and mild to debilitating conditions. Tension headaches occur when the scalp and neck muscles contract or become tense. The muscle contractions can be a natural response to head injury, depression, stress, or anxiety. At Kentucky Injury & Rehab, we offer multiple treatment options to help you find relief from tension headaches.
If you suffer from any type of headache, it can seem like a never-ending journey. But the experts at Kentucky Injury & Rehab can help. We use a range of different treatment options to help you find relief. Some of the most common solutions include:
Soft tissue therapy
Acupuncture, stimulation, ultrasound, and modalities
Education and lifestyle changes
Co-management and referral