Different types of headaches require different approaches. Haycock Chiropractic will help you determine if you suffer from “primary” headaches, such as migraines, tension headaches, or cluster headaches. We’ll also discuss how best to reduce your symptoms through a holistic approach.
We look not only to pain-reducing medications, but chiropractic adjustments, positive habit changes, and muscle therapies to treat the source of your headaches. Many headaches are brought on (or made worse) by stress of one kind or another.
During our consultation, we’ll talk about the different sources of stress in your life, and discuss how unresolved stress can create headaches—or even make an existing headache worse. Other people experience “secondary” headaches, which stem from a physical problem in the head or neck area. Some secondary headaches are a symptom of injury to the head or neck, such as whiplash, jaw or mouth injuries, or concussions.
Caring for the injury and speeding up the healing process are important in reducing these types of headaches. Secondary headaches can also be caused by non-traumatic problems in the head or neck, including tumors, infections, seizures, or bleeding inside the brain.
We screen our patients for headaches due to secondary causes, and refer them to appropriate medical treatment facilities. If you are experiencing headaches with dizziness, fever, vomiting, or other acute symptoms, please see your doctor immediately. Changes in the body’s internal chemical balances can also cause headaches.
Drugs or medications (or withdrawal symptoms when the medication is no longer taken), fasting, dialysis, high blood pressure, and hypothyroidism all can contribute to headaches.
Our first concern with headache sufferers is to find the source of the pain, and take appropriate steps to ensure their health and safety. If your headaches are not treatable through chiropractic care and massage, we are happy to refer you to local doctors who can assist you in curing your pain.