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At University Chiropractic & Wellness, we have specialized techniques to alleviate your chronic headache pain. Rather than prescribing you medication, we take a natural approach with spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments. Contact our team at University Chiropractic & Wellness today and get the relief you deserve.
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Did you know that nine out of 10 Americans struggle with headaches? Headaches come in various forms, ranging from mild to severe. No matter what form your headaches take, one thing is certain: headaches can disrupt your life.
There are three different classifications of headaches created by the International Headache Society in order to help health care professionals make a specific diagnosis for their patients as to what type of headache they are experiencing, and allow for them to make more informed decisions for their treatment process.
DIFFERENT TYPES OF HEADACHES
The three main forms of primary headaches include migraines, tension-type headaches, and trigeminal autonomic cephalalgias (often known as cluster headaches). Common migraine symptoms include sensitivity to light and/or sound, eye pain, pounding/throbbing of the head, nausea, and vomiting.
Tension-type headaches are the most common type of headache and can leave you with a dull, aching pain around your forehead or the back of your head and neck.
Cluster headaches often have you feeling pain in one spot of your head, but can also radiate to other areas of the head and neck.
Secondary headaches are headaches that are due to an issue in the head or neck. These types of headaches could be the result of an injury such as an auto injury, cranial disorder, substance abuse or its withdrawal, infection, psychiatric disorder, or disruption of homeostasis, such as a change in pressure or altitude.
Secondary headaches could also be due to any disorder of the facial structure.
CRANIAL NEURALGIA, FACIAL PAIN, AND OTHER HEADACHES
Cranial neuralgia means nerve pain of the head. This type of headache occurs when one of the 12 cranial nerves coming from the brain becomes inflamed or injured.
People often confuse this headache for another type (such as migraines) because the symptoms can be very similar. Because treatments for different headaches vary greatly, it is important to see a medical professional for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.
Any of these types and forms of headache can have a negative effect on your quality of life, and that is why University Chiropractic & Wellness is here to help.
Many patients who struggle with frequent headaches have been frustrated with the options they are given to treat their condition. Many over-the-counter medicines can be effective, but some individuals don’t need prescription medication in order to improve their situation.
At University Chiropractic & Wellness, we offer a drug-free approach to headache relief in Palo Alto. Because our treatment does not use medication, you can use our treatment alone or in conjunction with a prescription or treatment from your medical doctor.
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Dr. Patricia Kiser will assess the best treatment option for you specifically and may perform a spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment to alleviate stress on your spine. When your spine is stressed, it can lead to more frequent or severe headaches. Aligning your spine is an important first step in chronic headache relief.
The chiropractor may also offer suggestions about ways to improve your posture and exercises you can implement to reduce your likelihood of experiencing serious headaches.
In addition, our medical team may offer suggestions of different safe procedures that can be performed to improve the performance of your body, which could alleviate discomfort and pain in the head.
Some patients will see immediate results, while others will notice improvement after a series of treatments. Visiting our office multiple times can improve the function of your neck, reducing the stress you place on it each day and providing you with the headache relief you deserve.
If you have any questions about our headache treatments, get in touch with our office in Palo Alto and we’ll be happy to help.