Headaches & Migraines in Hillsdale, NJ
Wellness for Life Chiropractic offers non-invasive migraine treatment options.
At the Wellness for Life chiropractic clinic in Hillsdale, NJ, Dr. John McHugh provides expert migraine treatment to patients in the community. There are several different types of headaches, the most common being tension headaches. These kinds of headaches are caused by tightness in the neck and shoulder muscles. These types of headaches respond very well to chiropractic care.
You can even receive relief through chiropractic treatment if you have been experiencing headaches for a long time. Headaches and migraines can afflict anyone, although it is less common for young people to have them. At our Hillsdale headache clinic we have helped thousands of people with their headaches.
The Physiology of Headaches
The nerves and blood vessels in the head can produce pain signals, although the brain itself cannot. Nerves and blood vessels generate pain signals. Pain signals are transmitted to the brain, resulting in the person experiencing pain. Many migraine headaches will begin in the head somewhere as a neurologic dysfunction. The blood vessels in the area constrict and will transmit pain signals to the brain. It’s important to remember that headaches can also originate due to overactivity, poor posture, or repetitive motion. A traumatic incident such as whiplash can also trigger nerves to transmit pain signals to the brain leading to headaches from the joints of the neck being injured (cervicogenic headaches).
How your chiropractor diagnoses a headache
Headaches can be diagnosed in several ways but are often difficult to delineate because they are elusive to today’s diagnostic imaging and other testing. Your doctor will first question you about your medical history and any prior incidence of headaches. Often the type of headache is determined by the history you give the doctor. Oftentimes imaging may be recommended, particularly if the doctor thinks your neck may be the source of the problem.
Treatment for headaches and migraines
Medical doctors will merely recommend medications or painkillers for people experiencing headaches or migraines. However, these only manage the problem for a few hours before the patient’s discomfort returns as bad. For a lasting solution, proper history, examination, and imaging must be done to determine the underlying cause. Given that headaches are usually due to a neurological issue, they should get treated by relieving the pressure on the nerves triggering the pain and discomfort.
For a holistic, non-invasive option, corrective chiropractic care can work wonders. Headaches are often caused by irritation of nerves located along the spinal cord or the head, shoulder, and neck areas. Chiropractic BioPhysics(R) works to alleviate the pressure being applied to nerves so they stop transmitting pain signals to the brain. Techniques such as gentle adjustments of the spine, sessions including traction, and Mirror-Image(R) exercises can effectively relieve pressure and restore the spinal cord to normal. When a corrective chiropractor provides corrective care for headaches and migraines, you can count on the solution to last far longer than a few hours. In many cases, headaches permanently go away. For a consultation to see if we can help your headaches, contact us today.
At Wellness for Life, we offer chiropractic care for headache & migraine pain. Additionally, we offer wellness plans for those looking to continue to remain healthy once their problem is corrected. Book an appointment with us today!