Pain in any part of your body can limit your productivity and enjoyment of life -- but pain in the head can prove especially distracting, or even totally debilitating. Headache issues can range from the recurring annoyance of chronic tension headaches to the eye-watering pain of cluster headaches or the multitude of symptoms associated with migraine headaches. The various kinds of headaches are so common that 90 percent of Americans are believed to suffer from some kind of headache disorder. To make matters more frustrating, headaches can stem from all sorts of causes and triggers, including musculoskeletal imbalances.
Trying to find lasting, effective relief from your particular headache disorder can be a major challenge. If you're seeking a safer, more meaningful solution than medication can offer, you owe it to yourself to visit Zaker Chiropractic -- your source for natural headache and migraine treatment that really works.
Different types of headaches have their own distinguishing causes and characteristics. Most headache sufferers find themselves tangling with tension headaches. Tension gets its name from its most frequent underlying cause: tension in the muscles of the neck. Chronic tension and tightness in this region can cause certain muscles near the base of the skull to go into spasm. Unfortunately, these muscles are attached to a membrane called the dura mater -- and this membrane does not like to be tugged or pulled. The resulting pain signals radiate as a dull ache throughout diffuse areas of the head.
Cluster headaches are rarer than tension headaches, but they're also considerably more painful. A typical cluster headache causes intense pain in or near one eye. Cluster headaches are so named because they tend to strike in "clusters" of short attacks over a period of weeks or months. They're often associated with cervical spinal alignment errors at the top of the spinal column.
Migraines take headache misery to a whole new level. Unlike a more ordinary headache, a migraine may feature, not only agonizing pain on one side of the head but also symptoms such as:
A migraine may be preceded by the appearance of strange visual phenomena. These symptoms are called auras.
Just as there are different types of headaches, you can experience different types of migraines. An ocular migraine, for instance, may or may not cause a headache or other typical symptoms -- but it can cause temporary visual changes or even partial vision loss. Hemiplegic migraine can cause partial paralysis, while a vestibular migraine can cause severe bouts of dizziness.
Headaches and migraines can prove maddening and hard to treat through conventional methods. Pain relievers such as NSAIDs only offer brief or partial comfort because they're not actually relieving the muscle spasms or cervical issues that give you headaches in the first place. Some medications can stop a migraine in its tracks, but they can't make you less vulnerable to migraine attacks. Our chiropractors at Zaker Chiropractic go further by figuring out the cause of your symptoms and then treating that cause through natural, drug-free techniques. For example:
You can manage those annoying pains and other headache/migraine issues more effectively when you consult the pain management experts at Zaker Chiropractic. We don't just alleviate symptoms; we get to the root of those symptoms and provide the corrective care that allows for a lifetime of greater comfort. Call any of our offices to request your personalized migraine or headache treatment!