Headache Relief from Your Chiropractor in Inver Grove Heights
When a headache problem is chronic, it often derails everyday routines. A migraine can make it impossible to perform even simple daily activities. Fortunately, natural treatments from our Inver Grove Heights chiropractor bring relief to patients at our Cahill Back & Neck Care Center.
Overview of Headaches
Patients often have difficulty figuring out the causes of headaches because of so many potential culprits. However, the most frequent include:
- High blood pressure
- Low blood sugar
- Tight neck muscles
- Reactions to drugs
Two headache types are clearly the most common. They are tension headaches and migraines. Another type, cluster headaches, is similar in some ways to migraines but occurs less often.
Tension headaches affect about three-fourths of patients. Although symptoms usually progress gradually, these headaches might last anywhere from a few hours to days. The chronic form can persist for months.
Most patients cite a dull ache present on either or both sides of the head. Chiropractors often associate these headaches with stress on the neck, upper back muscles, and spine. Even inappropriate posture can cause them. Our doctor links subluxations in the upper back and in the neck, especially in the upper neck, as the most common cause.
Roughly 25 million U.S. residents suffer pain and other discomforts from migraines annually. About 75 percent of them are female. The hallmark of a migraine is intense throbbing. Other common symptoms include sensitivity to light and/or noise and nausea. Auras that appear before these headaches are common. The cause of migraines is constriction followed by dilation of blood vessels in the brain. Sleep problems, odors, changes in the weather, certain foods, and stress are frequent triggers.
Treatment Options from Our Doctor
Our chiropractic practice treats our headache and migraine patients with natural therapies. We provide a holistic approach to care that avoids surgery or medication for relief from these and other health problems and to achieve overall wellness.
Our doctor employs adjustments as a particularly effective way to relieve the cause of the patient’s discomfort. Manipulation of the two top cervical vertebrae and employment of adjustments to the point where the thoracic and the cervical spine join have helped many patients who experience tension headaches.
One important therapy we offer is the Activator Method®. This technique utilizes a hand-held instrument to treat specific points on the spine. It is a preferred method for treating patients who suffer from migraines.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Inver Grove Heights Chiropractor
Don’t allow pain from headaches, migraines, or other conditions stop you from living an active life. Call our Cahill Back & Neck Care Center in Inver Grove Heights today at (651) 451-7222 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. Scott Stinson. Our practice uses a natural, holistic, and whole-person approach to chiropractic care that includes looking for the underlying cause of each problem rather than just treating its symptoms. We look forward to helping you begin your journey toward wellness.