Chiropractic Care for Headache Pain in the State College Area

Do you suffer from headache pain? If you do, you are not alone. In fact, it is estimated that half of all adults suffer from occasional headaches. An estimated 90% of the population will experience headaches in their lifetime. That is the bad news. The good news is that you can find relief from headaches that interfere with your daily life, work, and family time. This relief can be found through chiropractic care.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care for Headache Pain Relief?

It is true that over-the-counter pain relievers and prescription headache medicine can help relieve headache pain. Unfortunately, pills have side effects, even over-the-counter ones. Some side effects of acetaminophen (Tylenol) include:

  • rash
  • nausea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite

Ibuprofen (Advil) side effects include things such as:

  • heartburn
  • diarrhea
  • nausea
  • vomiting

Because these and other drugs can cause problems, they are not a long-term solution for headache sufferers. Chiropractic care can help relieve headaches through manipulation of the spine. Because many types of headaches are caused by structures in the spine, adjusting the spine in certain areas can relieve headache pain.

What Kind of Headaches Can Chiropractic Care Relieve?

The most common types of headaches are tension and migraine, or a mixed headache, which is a combination of tension and migraine. A tension headache usually starts with dull or achy pain in the neck or base of the skull.

This pain is caused by tension (strain or stress) in the muscles that attach to the spine and skull. As the tension gets worse, the pain increases, making the headache worse. Tension headache pain can be felt in the skull, neck, forehead, and on one or both sides of the head.

Migraine headaches are severe headaches that can last from a few hours to several days. While symptoms vary from person to person, many people report a throbbing pain, along with nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and/ or sound.

Many migraine suffers experience an aura before the migraine strikes. An aura is an event signaled by visual difficulties such as:

  • trouble focusing
  • blurry vision
  • flashing or strange lights

Although migraines can be caused by triggers such as certain types of food, medications, and environmental causes, chiropractic care can help relieve migraine pain, too.

If you experience headache pain, do not suffer needlessly. Chiropractic care can help relieve your pain and return you to the life and work you enjoy. Call us today or click here to contact us through our website or click here to book a consultation.

 Yours in Health,
Craig Brummert, DC