Today, we will discuss the headaches. There are three types of headaches that we see most often at our office and they include: tensions, mixed and migraine headaches. Let’s go over each and their treatment options at Frost Chiropractic in Carlsbad.
Headaches can be intracranial meaning inside the brain or extra-cranial, meaning outside of the brain. More complex headaches can include both and these are known as mixed headaches.
Muscle contraction or tension headaches are caused by contraction of muscles in the spine and the neck. As the muscles contract they start to pull on the fibers towards the head. They typically occur in the morning hours and early evening hours. These headaches can be very chronic and can occur every day for a log time.
Intracranial or vascular headaches also known as migraine headaches, feel like exploding neurons in the head. The pain is behind the eye and it can be very disabling. Migraines include symptoms such as: flashing lights and decreased vision. Patients with migraines also experience dizziness, aura, nausea and vomiting. These can last for years, especially in females, and can be triggered by a variety of factors.
Mixed headaches, these are a combination of tension headache and vascular events inside the brain. These are very tricky and can display a mix of symptoms. These are very complex and can also be chronic.
For all types of headaches, we use manipulation of neck and spine to increase motion of the joints in the neck. We also use additional treatments available here at the practice, including nutritional advice, muscle stem, ultrasound and various physical therapy modalities.
In fact, chiropractic manipulation has proven to be a very effective treatment for patients with all types of headaches. In a study conducted by the Maryland University Medical Center, more than 90% of patients who experienced recurring migraines were able to see improvement after chiropractic treatment. To see the full study, please click here.
Please watch the video below to learn more about headaches.
Dr. Greg Frost speaks about the three different types on headaches (tension, migraine, and mixed), the common causes of each, and the treatment you can expect at Frost Chiropractic Longevity & Wellness in Carlsbad, CA.
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