Headache Relief

Mounds View, MN

Headache Relief Mounds View, MN

Headache Relief in Mounds View, MN. What do you do when you get crushing headaches and migraines? Immediately go to the kitchen shelf for ibuprofen? Try to take a nap? Try to persevere and get through your day, knowing it's going to be next to impossible to do what you need to do? More and more Mounds View residents are turning to chiropractic care as their preferred method of treatment for headache relief. If headaches are not allowing you to feel like your true self, speak to a professional chiropractor today at (763) 568-7869 or schedule an appointment online.

Types of Headache Relief in Mounds View, MN

There are more than 150 types of headaches. Those 150 are divided into two categories: primary headaches, wherein the headache itself is the pressing health concern, and secondary headaches, which are caused by underlying conditions like a tumor, trauma to the head, hypertension, or dehydration. Mounds View, MN chiropractors normally provide headache relief for primary headaches. There are four common types of primary headaches:

Migraine Headaches

Most people find that migraines occur on one side of the head. An estimated 12% of the population suffers from migraines, 25% percent of whom experience a migraine with aura, or sensory interferences that are warning signs that a migraine is about to take place. Aura's usually last between 5 and an hour and can include:

  • Blind spots
  • Seeing flickering lights
  • Partial loss of vision
  • Tingling
  • Muscle weakness
  • Language difficulty

Migraine symptoms include vomiting, sensitivity to light/sound, and pain in the face or neck. The level of pain can vary in severity, and symptoms last just a few hours to almost three days. Anyone who's suffered from migraines knows how challenging they are to handle.

Migraines can cause vertigo, which is not only debilitating but increases possibility of injury because of falling.

Tension Headaches

Most headaches that most people get are tension headaches, which are often associated with muscle tension in the neck. Also called "hatband" headaches because the pain occurs around the back of the head, forehead, and around the temples, they will affect up to 65% of men and 86% of women at least once in their life. They usually start with a high-pressure in the neck, face, and muscles that develops into a nagging pain, and can last for a half hour, to hours, or even days. Beyond pain, other symptoms can be tenderness of the face, head, neck, and shoulders, pressure behind the eyes, and fear of loud sounds. Tension headaches are just as difficult to deal with as migraines, and a migraine will often become a tension headache, and vice versa.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches are severe come and go quickly for around one full day. At their worst they can cause as many as eight attacks within 24 hours. Symptoms include:

  • Intense piercing pain behind one eye
  • Tearing eyes
  • An inflamed eyelid
  • Nasal discharge
  • Sensitivity to light/sound
  • Restlessness

Hemicrania Continua

Hemicrania continua is a type of headache condition that causes continual pain that can last for months and that can vary in severity but always occurs on one side of the face. It is often felt as mild pain that is interrupted by periods of significant pain. Symptoms are similar to those of migraines, but can also cause a runny nose, a drooping eyelid, red eyes or crying, and eye soreness.

Secondary headaches are due to outside factors, such as an exercose headache after physical activity, or a caffeine headache from caffeine withdrawal. Allergies or sinus infections also cause headaches. While people in Mounds View, MN most often seek chiropractic care for primary headache relief, seeing a chiropractor can contribute to your complete health that can help dissuade secondary headaches as well.

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Why Do I Keep Getting Headaches? | Mounds View, MN Headache Relief

An estimated 60% of people with migraines have at least one parent who also had the condition. Lifestyle factors like intense physical exercise, no getting enough sleep either one night or consistently, how you sit, stand, and move, and not eating well can contribute to the frequency and severity of headaches. Outside factors like certain lights, noises, smells, stress, a whiplash injury from an auto accident, and even sudden changes in the weather can also be common culprits.

In the modern world, most Mounds View, MN residents are more sedentary than their predecessors. Many of us spend much of our day sitting at a desk, looking at a phone, watching TV, or otherwise keeping our bodies in unhealthy positions. We're bombarded with screens and other sensory overloads that can act as stressors that cause headaches.

But what does that do to our bodies internally to cause a headache? Unhealthy lifestyle habits, and outside stressors cause increased tension in the joints and soft tissue from your upper back, to your neck, and through your face, and can result in the bones and joints of our spine being out of place. This can cause tension in the C1 and C2 vertebrae, the the two vertebrae the base of the skull. This can cause cervicogenic headaches that affect the nerves that connect the base of your head, your temples, and behind your eyes, causing pain and leading you to seek out headache relief.

Total Spine MN's Approach to Headache Relief in Mounds View, MN

As headaches are a dysfunction of the nervous system, chiropractic care provides effective headache relief by restoring normal function of your nervous system. Medications are the first thing many people in Mounds View, MN go to for headache relief, but in reality overuse of even over-the-counter drugs can cause medication overuse headaches.

Increasingly more people are instead why chiropractic care is a great option for headache relief. One study reported that 87.2% of chiropractic patients were seeking treatment for headache conditions. Our Mounds View, MN chiropractic clinic can offer significant headache relief with the following treatment modalities:

  • Your first visit When we first see you, we'll carefully examine your joints and spinal cord and perform an X-ray to eliminate other potential causes of your headaches and check for possible complications.
  • Chiropractic adjustment A spinal manipulation is the primary practice of any chiropractor in Mounds View, MN. If we find an adjustment is safe for you, our professional chiropractor will use their hands and small instruments to apply a small, controlled, sudden force to joints in your back or spine to improve your spine's alignment, your body's physical function, and correct disruption in your nervous system caused by spinal misalignment.
  • Message Therapy A message of your neck, upper back, and shoulders will further alleviate the tension at the root of your headaches and break down damaged soft tissue. Massage therapy also helps in headache relief through releasing "feel good" neurotransmitters to reduce stress.
  • Patient Instruction — Chiropractors are able to find the causes of headaches, and not just in your joints. We'll give you tips on your lifestyle to use when you're not in our clinic, such as proper nutrition, better posture, light exercise you can perform at home and work to increase mobility and strengthen certain muscles, and educate you on ergonomics.

There's a reason we call ourselves Total Spine Health & Injury Center. There are many things we can do to get you living headache free.

Other conditions we treat in Mounds View, MN include:

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Sometimes, it's hard to know how good you are really capable of feeling until receiving the benefit of chiropractic treatment in Mounds View, MN. We take a comprehensive view of headache relief so that headaches do not have to be a part of your daily or weekly life. If you're seeking lasting headache relief in Mounds View, MN, or are interested in any of our other services, give us a call today at (763) 568-7869 or contact us online.