Tension Headache Chiropractor Service for Santa Clara
Tension headaches and migraines are one of the biggest problems facing individuals in this country. They can take away from every aspect of one’s life whether it is work, family or recreation. Severe cases completely debilitate a person, making them stay in bed in the dark. People who suffer from chronic headache issues have a much lower quality of life which can also lead to stress and negative mental states.
Mission Chiropractic is here to help people in Santa Clara who are looking for relief from tension headaches and migraines.
What Are Tension Headaches?
Tension headaches and migraines often occur from blockages in the nerves or muscles of the head, neck and back. Tension in one area often creates symptoms in other areas of the body. For instance, a problem in the foot can lead to a person adjusting the way they walk which in turn creates tension in the back resulting in back pain. This is because the body is a balance of muscles pulling in different directions. There is also the fascia, a thin but strong connective tissue that attaches muscles to other parts of the body. As fascia covers the whole body, an issue with it can affect other areas. For instance, a pulled fascia in the neck can tighten the layer of fascia around the skull resulting in a tension headache or migraine.
Chiropractic Migraine Treatment
The chiropractors at Mission Chiropractic will perform an in-depth analysis of your muscle structure to find out where the tension in your head starts and what other factors are contributing to strain in the area. Often the issue is related to obstructions in the pathways of the neck. As such, the chiropractic professional will manipulate the neck to relieve and realign the muscles and nerves. This procedure is safe and many of our Santa Clara clients report a lessening of pressure in the head almost immediately.
However, there are many different types of headaches which means there are a variety of treatments. Unfortunately, there isn’t one magic cure to treat all headaches. This means that an analysis of your situation is always required.
Types of Headaches
Here is a short description of different types of headaches. Having our Santa Clara clients know what type of headache they suffer from will help us to identify proper treatment.
Cervicogenic: The pain often starts where the skull meets the neck and moves to the front of the head, but usually stays to one side of the head.
Tension: A constant dull and aching pain that can feel like a tight band. Tension types can occur at any part of the skull.
Migraines: The exact cause of migraines in general still eludes the medical community but chiropractic treatment has been shown to reduce frequency and intensity. Symptoms range from severe throbbing pain, to light and sound sensitivity and even include nausea.
Headache Relief Near You
If you live in or around Santa Clara and are looking for headache relief, come see us at our clinic. We look forward to helping you get out of pain and back to life!