Types of Headaches
There are many types of headaches. Nearly everyone will experience head pain at some point in their life, and for some people, it's debilitating enough to keep them home from work, and school, and prevents them from enjoying everyday activities with their families and loved ones. Chiropractic care can reduce your headaches and even provide complete pain relief. At Bolz Chiropractic, we have provided residents of Topeka, KS, with headache and migraine relief for many years.
These are the most common types and often are a result of muscle tension from stress. A tension headache comes on slow, is dull, and the pain doesn't usually get so intense that you can't work, but enough to be unpleasant. The pain occurs on both sides, and sometimes back, and neck pain can accompany them. The easiest way to prevent tension headaches is to reduce stress and treat it as quickly as possible if you feel tension affecting your neck and upper back muscles.
Unlike tension headaches, the pain from cluster ones comes on fast and furious and can be very debilitating. They occur in clusters, such as several over a few days, and then go away for a period and return. Pain from these is limited to one side and can occur behind one eye. It also makes the eyes red and watery. These headaches often require lifestyle changes to reduce.
There are many types of migraines with many different causes. A migraine is characterized as a throbbing pain that can last hours and even several days at a time. Patients can also experience nausea, vomiting, and severe light sensitivity that can intensify the pain. Prevention is the best treatment for migraines but, depending on the type of migraine, many chiropractic patients find they can fight off a full-blown migraine by seeking chiropractic treatment at the first sign of one.
How Chiropractic Care Can Relieve Headache Pain
Yes—our chiropractors can provide pain relief with a variety of techniques.
- Spinal manipulation
- Corrective exercises
- Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
Many of the treatments offered through chiropractic care reduce body and mind stress, correct spinal imbalances and nerve irritation, and improve physiological function which is the ideal approach to preventing and relieving headache pain.
Headache and Migraine Relief in Topeka, KS
Call Bolz Chiropractic today at (785) 272-2090 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractors.