According to the World health organization, more than 50 percent of people globally are affected by headache disorders. However, most people don't know the difference between headaches and migraines. Here at Health First Chiropractic Clinic in Detroit, our team can help you understand and treat your headache or migraine. Headache and migraine treatment from our highly experienced chiropractor can decrease the pain and improve your quality of life.
The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines
When you feel pain in your head, it can be challenging to identify whether it's a headache or migraine. Headaches cause pressure and pain, usually on one side of the brain. They often affect the forehead, back of the head, or the temples. Common causes of headaches include anxiety, stress, whiplash, and muscle tension.
However, migraines are intense pains in the head, often associated with other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, and seeing flashing lights. Migraines tend to have more severe symptoms than headaches and affect both sides of your brain. Common causes of migraines include weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, and bright lights.
Headache and Migraine Treatment
Our office uses diversified chiropractic techniques to treat headaches using a combination of chiropractic maneuvers on different parts of the body, spine, neck, arms, and legs. Our joint mobilization therapy helps realign joints that are out of place, causing pain and headaches. Spinal manipulation is effective for neck-related headaches using various hands-on techniques that adjust the neck, back, arms, legs, and spine.
Migraine treatment often combines chiropractic care and nutritional counseling. Certain foods can easily trigger a migraine or headache, depending on the patient. Our chiropractor can design a diet that will help you avoid these foods and include ones that do not aggravate migraines. Using a combination of physical exercises, nutrition management, and stress management techniques, our chiropractor can help reduce the frequency, intensity, and pain of your migraine.
Contact Us for Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Detroit, MI
At Health First Chiropractic Clinic in Detroit, we use a combination of treatment methods to help restore alignment, decrease irritation in the nerves, reduce muscle tension, restore blood flow, and identify triggers so that you can avoid headaches and migraines in the future. We will take a detailed medical history, perform a physical, and run blood and imaging tests to find the cause of your ailment. Once your tests are complete, we will design a customized program to treat your headache or migraine. Call us today to find out how we can help you live pain-free.