Types of Headaches and How We Can Help
If you are suffering from headaches, there might be several reasons behind them. A headache may be a symptom of an underlying issue somewhere in your body. Regardless of what kind of headache you're experiencing, our chiropractic care can help you find relief. At Simple Truth Chiropractic in Grand Rapids, we aim to identify the source of your headaches and treat the condition using a holistic approach. Here are some of the aspects that you should know about headaches.
The Common Types of Headaches
These headaches are caused by infections or with your sinuses. If you suffer from this kind of headache, you will experience pain in the bridge of your nose, forehead, and cheekbones and accompanied by nasal discharge or congestion.
When suffering from a tension headache, you may experience the sensation of as if you have a tight band around your head. Although there might be several reasons that might contribute to your tension headache, most patients have reported experiencing them during times of immense stress.
It is a type of headache that is mainly caused by changes in the brain's blood vessels. When you have a migraine, you might experience symptoms such as pounding or throbbing pain accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to smell, sound, and light.
It is one of the most severe kinds of headaches which is characterized by intense burning pain. If you have a cluster headache, you might experience issues with hearing and vision.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
Low-Load Craniocervical Mobilization
This process involves the use of a gentle force for spinal manipulation. When treating headaches, we use this type of therapy by applying a gentle force at the neck joints to allow for rhythmic movement of the cervical segment. We also use stretching as part of this intervention.
Multidisciplinary Care Intervention
We combine dietary counseling, stress management, relaxation techniques, and physical therapy exercises with this approach. At Simple Truth Chiropractic, we have found multidisciplinary care intervention effective for helping patients, especially in minimizing migraine frequency, pain, and duration.
Spinal decompression is a procedure where our professional chiropractors will use a device or their hands to apply controlled forces to specific spots on your spine. It is one of the best approaches that we use for treating sinus and tension headaches.
If you are suffering from a sinus headache, we can perform a sinus adjustment directly on your head and face. Through a skilled manipulation of the small bones in your skull, we will help clear the nasal passageway and enhance your breathing level. The procedure is painless and will allow the sinus passages to be unclogged within a short period.
It is also known as trigger point therapy. Using this type of massage, we focus on the trigger points with the head, neck, shoulder, and back to relieve stress, improve blood flow and relax muscles. In that way, we manage to ease the symptoms by releasing pressure from the compressed nerve, which sends pain signals to the brain.
Contact Us for Headache Therapy from our Professional Team in Grand Rapids
If you suffer from any kind of headache, you can count on our chiropractors at Simple Truth Chiropractic in Grand Rapids for help. You can call us at (616) 458 8063 for an appointment or ask us any questions you might have.