Rehabilitation and Pain Management Through Headache and Migraine Treatment
Headaches are common in our fast-paced, pressure-filled world. They have a way of slowing down your day; recurring headaches and migraines can be disruptive to your life. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes; some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head.
There are many causes of headaches, including whiplash, arthritic neck disc joints, improper posture, anxiety, nutritional deficiencies, or chemical toxins. In addition, if your neck and/or back are out of alignment, this can affect nerves, muscles, and even blood flow to your head. Chronic headaches and migraines are also commonly related to injuries within the musculoskeletal system, particularly in the neck, back and shoulders. If these conditions are left unattended they tend to get worse and cause a more serious disease.
Carlsbad chiropractor Dr. Dahl believes everyone has a right to a pain-free life. It is his goal to help all patients overcome recurring headaches using techniques that effectively manage pain and alleviate the source of headaches.
Symptoms that accompany a headache or migraine
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light
- Food allergies
- Visual color changes
- Increased heart rate
- Pressure behind the eyes
- Throbbing of head and temple area
- Pressure in the facial sinus area
What can a chiropractic doctor do?
Dr. Dahl may do one or more of the following if you suffer from migraines and headaches:
- Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your nervous system.
- Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet (to minimize triggers) and perhaps the addition of certain vitamins.
- Soft tissue techniques to decrease muscle tension and spasms.
- Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.