Chiropractic care has been the treatment of choice for headaches for decades. Patients who have headaches ranging from cluster headaches to migraines to stress headaches have achieved significant relief from chiropractic treatment. Finding the cause of the headache is instrumental in diagnosing and formulating a treatment plan.
Dr. Mike Burak utilizes a variety of diagnostic tools and treatment plans for patients suffering from these debilitating headaches. On your first visit, we go through an extensive case history. Full exam includes x-rays of the neck, palpation of the spine and surrounding muscles, and other hands-on testing. This exam aids in the formulation of diagnosis and proper treatment protocol.
Treatments include but are not limited to gentle chiropractic adjustments, massage, moist heat, electrical stimulation, and deep therapeutic laser which are all designed to reduce muscular tension. The appropriate treatment will restore vertebral motion, reduce muscular tension which will inevitably will not only reduce and/or eliminate headaches, but will improve overall function and well-being.
Finding the cause of the headaches is paramount in treating them. Over the counter medicines and prescription medications help reduce pain, but do not address the true cause of your headaches. Chiropractic adjustments can help you achieve sustained relief compared to the short-term benefits of medication.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Mike Burak to discuss your headaches.
Learn more about the different types of headaches:
- Tension headaches. Tension headaches feel like a dull achy throbbing pain of an intermittent or constant nature. They are are caused my muscle spasms in the neck from the base of ones skull to the mid- Neck range of motion will be decreased and neck muscles very tight. Many factors can bring them on. Those factors include stress, trauma (car accident), sleeping position, posture, work, slips and falls and more.
- Cluster headaches. Cluster headaches can awaken one at night with severe pain behind one eye or the side of ones head. They are very painful and usually limited to one side. One can get facial drooping, pale skin, sweaty forehead, swelling around the eye. They can last 15 minutes to a few hours.
- Migraines. Migraine headaches are very debilitating. Stress, bright lights, noise, certain foods, genetics, weather and anxiety can bring them on. Associated symptoms are pain behind the eyes, pain at the temporal part of the skull, nasuea, vomiting and the inability to have lights on. They can last from one hour to 3 or more days where one cannot function due to the pain
Chiropractic can make a difference in your headache suffering. Contact Dr. Mike Burak today.