Many of our patients come to Aspen Wellness Center seeking help in relieving headache pain caused by either tension or migraine headaches. So what is the difference? Tension headaches start in your neck and can refer pain to the base of your skull, the top of your head, temples and jaw. Even tension headaches can cause excruciating pain. They can be caused by excess stress, trigger points, poor posture or even sleeping wrong. The good news is that this type of a headache usually responds very well to chiropractic care.
Migraines, on the other hand, are intense headaches that usually have neurological, vascular or even hormonal components to them. People who get migraines frequently experience other negative side effects such as nausea, vomiting, speech problems and eye floaters. Some get nauseous and vomit, some see weird spots that float in the visual field and some people develop speech problems. Depending on the type of migraine, what triggers it and how severe it is, I have found that these types of headaches often respond to chiropractic and acupuncture treatments.
How does chiropractic help relieve headache pain?
Chiropractic can help relieve the pain of a headache by gently improving the alignment of the spine and natural curve in the neck. When this happens, the nerves that come out of the spine and control your muscles allow more normal functional movement of bones and muscles. If there any muscles that were spasming before an adjustment, they should start to relax after treatment.
Is our office the right place for you?
With nearly 35-years of experience, I offer personalized and individualized care based on what you need. I don’t pressure my patients into lengthy, expensive care plans that they don’t want or need. I feel that if f you like the care you receive then you will be back. Our doctor – patient relationships are always based on trust and authenticity. In fact, oftentimes I am privileged to work on entire families! You are always welcome to call and talk to me about the problem you are experiencing. Call us today at (970) 377-1775 for a free consultation!