Genesis Chiropractic - Symptoms & Disorders - Spine-Related - Headaches & Migraines 2

Salt Lake City, Millcreek & Holladay, Utah

Headaches & Migraines

Headaches and migraines can be a condition so debilitating that it can eventually lead to disability. Migraines themselves affect an estimated 38 million people, most of whom are women. Migraines are the sixth most disabling condition in the world.

When it comes to chiropractic treatments, your type of headache will dictate the treatment you receive. Migraines don’t respond that well to adjustment, but there are treatments that can alleviate your migraine symptoms.

Tension headaches, sinus headaches, and cervicogenic headaches respond more readily to chiropractic treatment.

What to Expect from Headache & Migraine Treatments

The first thing that will happen will be to ascertain the type of headache you have. If your headache is a tension headache, then you will have a craniocervical adjustment of your neck. These have proven to be quite successful in the treatment of tension headaches.

If your headache is a migraine, there is no cure-all adjustment. However, the various symptoms that come with your migraine can be treated. A cervicogenic headache is very rare but does respond well to spinal adjustment.

Headache & Migraine Symptoms Treated

  • Nausea
  • Light sensitivity
  • Head pain
  • Sinus pain
  • Sinus drainage
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting
  • Vertigo
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability

Frequently Asked Questions for Headaches & Migraines

Yes. If you experience the following headache symptoms, you will need to seek medical help right away as they could be indicative of a stroke: If a headache comes on very suddenly and leaves you weak, dizzy, off-balance, numb, or unable to move.

If you have difficulty speaking, become confused, start having seizures, experience a change in your personality, or exhibit inappropriate behavior, you should call an ambulance or have someone drive you to the hospital as quickly as possible.

A craniocervical manipulation is a very gentle adjustment of your neck. It is appropriate for tension headaches and other craniocervical conditions such as connective tissue disorders and rheumatoid arthritis. It can relieve the pain in your neck in addition to healing your headache.

If your medications are prescribed for migraine, you need to continue to take them as prescribed. If you have taken an over-the-counter headache or sinus medication to combat your headache, you shouldn’t worry about it. We all know the negative effects that headaches can provide.

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Headaches & Migraines? Reach out to Dr. Tiffani Fries and Genesis Chiropractic to request information or an appointment!

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