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We have all had a headache and know how debilitating and painful it can be. They can last from a few hours to a few days and it is definitely not fun to deal with. People suffer from chronic headaches and chronic migraines for a variety of different reasons. Dr. Chris S. Gibson, our experienced Sacramento chiropractor, offers migraine treatment and can help identify the cause of your chronic headaches or chronic migraines as well as a solution so that you can get relief and feel better fast.
Though there are a variety of reasons why people get headaches and migraines, the most common causes include high blood pressure, stress, reactions to medications, TMJ, stiffness of the neck muscles, and more. The most common reoccurring headaches are migraine, cluster, and tension headaches. It has been proven that chiropractic care is very effective for treating headaches and we can help get you the headache relief in Sacramento that you need from our experienced and caring team at Gibson Chiropractic. Here are the main types of headaches and how you can get headache and migraine relief from our Chiropractor in Sacramento:
The most common type of headache is the tension headache. This type of headaches often start at the end of a stressful day when as the result of poor posture at a desk or stress which can put extra pressure of the muscles of the upper neck and back, as well as the spine. This type of headache is typically characterized by a constant dull, ache with pain all over the head or behind the eyes. These headaches tend to start slowly then increase with pain that can last from an hour to a few days. Subluxations in the upper neck and back is typically to blame for tension headaches such as injuries from auto accidents where whiplash is caused and is known to cause tension headaches due to severe muscle damage in the neck. This pain is effectively treated with chiropractic adjustments.
Our Chiropractor in Sacramento can offer migraine relief for these intense and painful headaches. Migraines can last from a couple of hours to several days and are typically accompanied by nausea and extreme sensitivity to sound or light. These debilitating headaches are caused by the constriction of the blood vessels in the brain, followed by an immediate dilation of these blood vessels. This dilation of blood vessels causes a rapid increase in blood pressure, which causes the massive headache. Main causes of migraines are stress, lack of adequate sleep, strong odors, a change in the weather, and even foods that contain high amounts of tyramine, an amino acid.
Cluster headaches are typically short lived but very painful headaches that are usually felt on one side of the head and behind the eyes. The cluster headache often occurs at night and tend to happen from one to four times per day over several days. They are like migraines in the sense that they are caused by dilation of the blood vessels in the brain with an increase in pressure.
Dr. Chris S. Gibson, our chiropractor in Sacramento can help correct any neuro-musculoskeletal source of your headaches which includes the nerves, muscles and bones of the body. He will first perform a spinal examination to determine the source of pain to see if your symptoms can be alleviated with chiropractic care such as those with subluxation, mis-aligned vertebrae in the spine, which may be creating pain with nerve interference.
Our Sacramento Chiropractor can help with migraine treatment via chiropractic adjustments known as spinal manipulations to help prevent tension or irritation in the head and neck, which can often offer immediate migraine relief.
If you need migraine treatment for migraine relief or suffer from chronic headaches, call Gibson Chiropractic at our Sacramento office at 916-925-2225 to make an appointment with Dr. Chris S. Gibson today. We have been providing chiropractic care in Sacramento for pain, nerve and spine issues for over 20 years and have extensive experience in treating both chronic pain and pain related to injuries or accidents.