Headaches & Migraines
SpineCare Fridley, P.C., provides chiropractic care for headaches & migraines, in addition to treatment for back, neck, and leg pain. With the help of chiropractic adjustments from our chiropractor in Fridley, MN, you may experience fewer headaches or migraines.
What are Headaches & Migraines?
Headache refers to pain sensations in the head or face. It can be a sharp pain, dull ache, or throbbing sensation that stays local or radiates to different areas of the head. While everyone experience headache at some point in their life, recurrent headaches (headache disorder) usually interfere with daily function.
Migraine is a type of headache disorder characterized by severe pain. According to the World Health Organization, headache disorders are among the most common disorders of the nervous system. Migraine headaches are also a leading cause of disability around the world.
Types of Headaches and Causes
Headaches are grouped into primary and secondary headaches. They can be mild to severe, acute, or chronic.
Migraines, tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches are common primary headaches. They are not linked to an underlying health problem. Instead, they are triggered by things like sensitivity to sounds, light, or smells, hunger, emotional stress or tension, lack of sleep, alcohol, and anxiety. Common symptoms include nausea and vomiting.
Migraine headaches occur with aura or without aura (classic migraine). Aura refers to sensory disturbances such as blind spots, dizziness, and sensitivity to light. The symptoms usually occur within an hour before intense head pain strikes. However, migraine does not always cause a headache.
These headaches are caused by an underlying condition. For example:
- Brain tumor
- Medication overuse
- Brain aneurysm
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Cervicogenic headache is a secondary headache. It is caused by dysfunction of the cervical spine such as neck strain, whiplash injury, herniated disc, misalignment, osteoarthritis, or nerve irritation. Symptoms include neck pain that radiates to the head, stiffness, numbness, and tingling.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches & Migraines in Fridley, MN
Our licensed chiropractor, Dr. Ross Bertilson, will need to diagnose your headache and determine how to treat you. Spinal adjustment for headaches & migraines is gaining popularity. It is an effective way to achieve lasting relief, as it focuses on restoring the spine and relieving musculoskeletal dysfunction associated with headaches. Adjustments also lift pressure off the nerve and open up neural pathways necessary for proper nervous system functions.
Dr. Bertilson performs adjustment using various manual techniques to suit your needs. Complementary therapies include chiropractic massage, trigger point therapy, stretches and strengthening exercises, nutritional advice, and lifestyle counseling.
Call SpineCare Fridley P.C. Today!
Do you have a headache that will not let up? Chiropractic care in Fridley, MN, may be the solution for lasting relief. Call SpineCare Fridley, P.C. at 763-780-4300 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.