Headache and Migraine Treatment in Georgetown
At Thomas Back and Body our team of Chiropractors are here to help treat your headaches. Getting treatment for headaches will depend on the type of headache that you have. Headaches can be primary or secondary. A primary headache occurs when the headache is the main concern. A secondary headache is when there is another condition or disease that results in a headache. Chiropractors are highly trained to assess and treat headaches. Some examples of headaches that chiropractors treat include:
Migraines: this type of pain is usually felt on one side of the head. It can feel like a throbbing and is commonly associated with light sensitivity or nausea. Migraines can last a day or even longer.
Tension headaches: a headache that feels like a tight band around the head. This usually lasts a few hours.
Cluster headaches: a very painful and often sudden headache that occurs in frequent bouts.
Cervicogenic headaches: headaches that come from the neck and are often associated with neck pain. There is often a decrease in the neck range of motion.
Headaches are often the result of inflammation to structures such as nerves, muscles or blood vessels. Long hours on the computer and poor postures are common causes for irritation of the muscles and nerves. When you book a chiropractic appointment the doctor will perform a detailed examination to determine the best headache treatment. The chiropractor will also rule out any other possible causes for your headaches that could require further medical examination/care.
Headaches that result from muscle, nerve or joint irritation respond well to chiropractic care. Treatments a chiropractor may perform include spinal manipulation (chiropractic adjustments), spinal mobilization, stretching, exercise, muscle release, and more! A chiropractor can also perform postural and ergonomic assessments that may identify underlying causes of your headache.
Hot or cold compresses can alleviate muscle tension that may contribute to headaches
Avoid triggers such as loud noises
Be aware of posture when working for long hours and take frequent activity breaks
Drink enough water
Write a headache journal to help identify triggers
Limit screen time and wear glasses (if required) to avoid eye strain
When do Headaches Require Medical Attention?
Headaches that require medical attention rather than the care of a chiropractor or physiotherapist have specific characteristics patients should be aware of. This includes: feeling the worst headache ever, headaches following an injury, vomiting, seizures, personality changes, headaches that are worse with sneezing or coughing, dizziness/fainting, double vision, trouble with speech, or a sudden onset. A chiropractor can help identify these headaches, but if the above symptoms are present emergency medical attention is required. Thankfully, most headaches are easily treatable and respond well to chiropractic care.
Book a Headache Treatment in Georgetown
Our chiropractors are here to provide headaches and migraine treatment. You can contact the clinic or book online. We know you want to see the best chiropractor in Georgetown and will do everything we can to ensure the highest quality care.