Headache and Migraine Treatment in Omaha
If you suffer from chronic headaches, you know how seriously they can impact your life. Medication may not be the answer. In fact, chiropractic headache and migraine treatment in Omaha has given many patients relief, allowing them to return to a normal life.
Up to 75 percent of headaches fall into the category of tension headaches. Some people describe them as feeling like someone has tightened a belt around their head. Dull aching head pain and pain behind the eyes are also common symptoms. A major difference between tension headaches and migraines is that there is no accompanying nausea, throbbing or vomiting.
Tension headaches can plague sufferers anywhere from a few minutes to several days, and in some cases, even months. These headaches usually come on slowly and build, and they commonly occur in the middle or later in the day.
Chiropractic Headache Treatment in Omaha
The headache treatment offered by the professionals at Corey Chiropractic & Acupuncture provides significant relief for tension headache sufferers. Most often, these headaches are the result of neurological issues caused by stress from injury, trauma, allergens, toxins or emotional issues. This stress affects the muscles and tendons in the upper neck and the base of the skull, which then affects the tissue covering the brain. This tissue is extremely pain-sensitive. Chiropractic adjustments provide natural and drug-free healing from these headaches, and with ongoing management, can provide long-term relief.
Migraine headaches, which mainly affect women, are often debilitating, severely painful and are sometimes accompanied by nausea and light sensitivity. They are often preceded by an “aura,” characterized by flashing lights and other visual disturbances.
The average frequency of migraine headaches ranges anywhere from several times a month to less than one a year. The good news is that they tend to diminish with age.
Migraines are vascular issues where blood vessels in the brain dilate, causing an increase in blood pressure in the brain which results in the pounding typical of these headaches. Our chiropractors have the knowledge and experience to help patients find relief from their migraine headaches. Through chiropractic adjustment, stress management counseling and even the use of acupuncture, a service we also offer, patients have found a significant reduction in the number of migraines they suffer.
Common Headache Triggers
Some people find that certain substances can bring on their headaches. Some common triggers you might want to avoid include:
- Certain odors such as perfumes
- Certain foods, such as ripened cheese and chocolate
- Menstrual periods
- Weather changes
- Emotional issues – both good and bad
- Nitrates, such as found in some processed meats
- Poisons, such as insecticides
Call Corey Chiropractic & Acupuncture Today!
For the best migraine and headache treatment Omaha has to offer, contact Corey Chiropractic & Acupuncture today and set your appointment for a free consultation.