Headache Treatment in Lakeville, MN
Some common headaches and their symptoms are:
|Tension Headaches||Pain or pressure that wraps from the base of the skull to the sides or front of the head.|
|Migraine Headaches||Usually one sided pain and pressure behind the eye. May be accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to lights and sounds.|
|Sinus Headaches||Pain and pressure around the eye sockets, cheekbones, and bridge of the nose.|
|Cluster Headaches||Severe, one-sided headaches that do not switch sides. Often come in bursts and is accompanied by runny nose or a red, watery eye.|
Tension headaches have a few classic symptoms. The most common symptom is pain wrapping from the neck and base of the skull around to the temples and forehead. Patient's often describe this feeling as a tight band around their head, as if they were wearing a hat that was two sizes too small. Tension headaches are often called stress headaches, as one of the main triggers is stress and muscular tension through the upper back, shoulders, and neck. Chiropractic adjustments are a great way to restore proper posture and range of motion while taking tension off of the soft tissues causing the referred pain. Soft tissue techniques such as electrical muscle stimulation can also help the muscles to relax, providing valuable pain relief. Home care consists of rest, icing or heating, and performing stretches and rehabilitative neck exercises.
Migraine headaches are a severe and debilitating condition. Many people have to lie down and rest and cannot proceed with their daily activities after a migraine starts. Migraines are usually one-sided and may have accompanying symptoms such as sensitivity to lights or sounds, nausea, vomiting, and changes in vision. Migraines are commonly treated by medications or nutritional and lifestyle changes. Chiropractic treatment of migraines is aimed at correcting spinal misalignment and muscle tension that may be contributing to your headaches. Nutritional supplementation can also make a tremendous difference for those with chronic migraines!
Sinus headaches often result in pain and pressure in the forehead, behind the eyes, and behind the nose and cheekbones. This may be called or associated with Sinusitis or sinus infections. Common symptoms are headaches, runny nose, facial pain, and nasal congestion. These conditions are a result of inflammation of the sinuses, resulting in decreased space for airflow. At Marty Chiropractic & Wellness, we use a variety of treatment techniques to help your sinuses drain. These treatments may include:
- Adjustments or soft tissue massage of the neck to encourage lymphatic flow
- Percussion or massage over the sinus cavities
- Nutritional or lifestyle recommendations
Cluster headaches are one of the most severe types of headaches. These headaches are characterized by severe pain on one side of the head and are usually accompanied by tearing or watering of that eye and discharge from the nose on that side of the face. These headaches usually don't last very long, but happen many times in quick succession (daily or multiple headaches daily). Episodes of frequent attacks may last for weeks or months, followed by a period of remission where no headaches are present. Classic treatment for cluster headaches consists of a combination of oxygen therapy, steroids, injected or oral medications, and nerve blocking medication. Chiropractic treatment aims to influence the neurological cause of cluster headaches by utilizing spinal adjustments, electric therapy, and nutritional support.