Everyone gets a headache occasionally, but if you have chronic headaches that interfere with your life, it’s time to ask for help. The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine provides patient-focused assessments and treatments for chronic headaches to help you get back to your regular activities. Call us today or schedule a consultation online to learn about the treatment options for headaches.
Headaches Q & A
What causes headaches?
Primary headaches occur on their own and aren’t a symptom of another condition like a cold or head injury. Migraines and tension headaches are common primary headaches.
Primary headaches are often due to abnormal activity in the blood vessels, nerves, and muscles in your head and neck. For example, an alignment issue in your cervical spine can interfere with your nerve function or create severe muscle tension, both of which can cause headaches.
Secondary headaches develop when something stimulates the pain-sensitive nerves in your head.
Some of the common causes of secondary headaches include:
- Overconsumption of alcohol
- Head injuries
- Cold or flu
- Blood clots or bleeding around the brain
- Panic attacks
Understanding the cause of your headache can help the team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine provide the best possible treatment to relieve your pain.
When should I talk to a chiropractor about headaches?
While headaches are widespread, and almost everyone has a headache from time to time, frequent headaches can severely impact your health and quality of life. You should make an appointment at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine if you have headaches more than twice a week, or if your headaches are so severe that they prevent you from going to work, school, or social activities.
How are headaches treated?
The team at Balance Wellspace Integrative Medicine begins with a comprehensive exam and consultation. While they assess your posture, spinal alignment, and functional movements, your provider also reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms. They need to know how much you sleep, what you eat, and if you use tobacco or alcohol.
They also do extensive blood testing to check for hormonal imbalance, nutrient or vitamin deficiencies, and other health conditions that could cause frequent headaches.
Once your provider understands your needs, they work with you to create and implement a customized treatment program. Depending on the cause of your headaches and your other lifestyle factors, your plan might include:
- Chiropractic adjustments
- Functional medicine treatments
- Physical rehabilitation
- Nutritional adjustments and supplementation
The team helps you address any muscle imbalances or postural distortions that lead to headaches and migraines. They also help you optimize your health with improved nutrition.
Call us today or make an appointment online for expert, personalized care for headaches and migraines.