Are you tired of dealing with chronic pain from headaches? Our chiropractor, Dr. French and his staff at French Chiropractic in Clarksville and Erin would love to help you out. Keep reading for more information about headaches and migraines.
What Is a Headache?
A headache is pain that is felt around the head and neck. This pain can last for a moment or days, depending on what type of headache you have.
What Causes a Headache?
There are a variety of stimuli that cause headaches. A headache can be caused by a sickness, a family history of headaches, stress, and environmental health issues, such as being around too many chemicals or smoke can cause headaches.
What Are the Different Types of Headaches?
There are many types of headaches. Some types include tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, chronic headaches, sinus headaches, and posttraumatic headaches. Below is more information about some of these types of headaches.
Tension headaches are very common. The pain can be very slight to severe and the headaches themselves do not last long.
Migraines are exceptionally headaches. They can last for hours or days, making it hard to work and go about daily tasks. Besides throbbing pain, other symptoms include stomach ache, nausea, and being sensitive to noise, light, and smells.
Cluster headaches are the most severe out of all headaches. Intense pain or burning may be felt behind one or both eyes. The eyelid may droop, the eyes may get red and tear up, as well as the nose get runny or stuffy on whichever side the headache is on.
Chronic headaches are headaches that last 15 days or more per month for more than 3 months. Each headache can last a short while or longer than 4 hours.
What Type of Chiropractic Care Is Available for Headaches?
Chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy work well for lessening and healing headaches. Readjusting the neck and back can take off pressure from soft tissue, which can bring pain relief to the head and other areas of the body. Your chiropractic care doctor may also suggest you come in for a massage periodically to reduce the pain from your headache.
Contact us if you have any questions about our treatment for headaches. We are here to help.
Our Clarksville Chiropractor Can Help with Your Headaches
Make an appointment today so that we can help put an end to your chronic headache pain. You can visit us at French Chiropractic at either of our Clarksville or Erin locations. To make an appointment over the phone, you can call our Clarksville office at 931-919-2869. You can reach our Erin office at 931-289-5800.