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Our chiropractor in Oviedo regularly treats individuals with severe headaches. Here are a few of the common questions we receive from our patients about our treatment programs.
What is a migraine?
A migraine is a severe headache that can last for hours or days. It is characterized by light and sound sensitivity, dizziness, nausea and extreme pulsing pain. When most migraine suffers get a migraine, they take medication and lay down until the pain and symptoms subside. Unfortunately, this approach can cause you to lose valuable time with your family and result in missed days at work. Chiropractic care is effective at treating migraines and lowering your reliance on OTC and prescription pain medications.
What is a tension headache?
Tension headaches have some of the same symptoms as migraines. The difference is in how they start. Tension headaches start in the shoulders and neck. High-stress contributes to the frequency and severity of tension headaches. These headaches are characterized by tightness around the forehead, unrelenting pain that does not pulse and a feeling of pressure in the head. Some tension headache sufferers also experience light and sound sensitivity. Chiropractic care can help reduce your tension headaches.
Can headaches be avoided?
Some headaches are caused by triggers in the environment, noise, bright or dull light and certain foods. Drinking more water and avoiding certain foods may help reduce the frequency of your headaches. Our chiropractor can talk to you more about headache triggers when you schedule your initial appointment.
How can chiropractic care help me with my severe headaches and migraines?
Severe headaches can be exasperated and even caused by minor misalignments in the spine. Our chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to correctly position your misaligned vertebrae. This takes the pressure off the nerve roots. It reduces inflammation in the soft tissues surrounding the vertebrae. They also improve the function of your nervous system. When your inflammation is reduced and your nervous system is functioning properly, you will experience fewer headaches. We may also recommend massage therapy, which is especially beneficial in treating tension headaches.
What are the benefits of receiving chiropractic care for my headaches?
As you progress in your treatment, you will notice the frequency and severity of your headaches decline. As your headaches are reduced, you will not need as many pain pills or anti-inflammatories. You will also notice less tension in your upper back, shoulders and neck, and you will feel more relaxed on a regular basis.
How long will it take before I notice a difference in my headaches?
It depends on how long you have had your headaches and their severity. It may take a few treatments before you notice a significant reduction in your symptoms. Our chiropractor can give you an estimated treatment length at your first appointment.
How do I schedule an appointment with your chiropractor for an evaluation of my headaches?
To schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call our Oviedo chiropractic office at 407-359-7464.
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