Headaches FAQs

Headache pain can come out of nowhere and cause significant disruption to your daily routine. Depending on the severity of the headache pain, you may find yourself in bed all day wishing it would disappear.

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When over-the-counter medications and rest do not work, it may be time to see a chiropractor to discuss your headaches and learn how chiropractic care can help. Dixie Injury & Rehab in Louisville, KY, has experience assisting patients in Dixie and Shively, KY, who are suffering from chronic headaches receive the relief they seek and help them return to their regular daily routine.

What Are the Different Phases of a Headache and Migraine? 

Symptoms of a headache can come on without notice and can last for a few hours to a few days. The progression from a mild headache to a migraine can occur slowly or very fast. The different phases of a headache to migraine include: 

  • The initial phase occurs before migraine pain, where you may feel irritable, exhausted, and thirsty. 
  • The aura phase makes you feel not quite right, and a slight headache, pain, and blurred vision may start during this phase. 
  • The attack phase is when the headache is fully developed, causing discomfort and inability to focus or concentrate. Pain during this phase varies by person and can be mild to severe.  
  • The postdrome phase is when the worst part of the migraine begins causing you to feel sluggish, tired, and sensitive to noise and light. 

What Can I Do to Avoid Frequent Headaches? 

Everyone is different, and what can cause a headache differs from person to person. It is best to learn how your body reacts to certain things, such as food, beverages, and activity, to help determine what is triggering your headaches. Keep a journal documenting your actions, what you eat and drink, and when the headaches occur. A journal can be a great tool in helping determine your headache triggers. Other ways to avoid frequent headaches are to work on reducing your stress, limbering up, drinking plenty of water, and eating healthy. 

How Can a Chiropractor Help Treat My Headaches?

A chiropractor offers an alternative treatment for headaches, reducing medications. The Dixie Injury & Rehab staff serves patients in Shively and Dixie, KY, providing relief for their headache pain. We can help you determine your triggers, guiding how to avoid future headaches and migraines.

Call Us Today

Call our office today at (502) 447-9554 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor at Dixie Injury & Rehab, located on Dixie Highway in Louisville, KY, and learn how we can help treat your headaches.


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