Migraines are very distinguishable and have been known to leave people unable to function or mind-numbing in pain. Medication is the traditional treatment for migraines; however, for many people, the medication is not enough. Instead of just treating the symptoms, it is important to find the source of the issues. Our team at Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth is prepared to help you with your health and wellness needs.
Irritation, depression, or hallucinations are just some of the many symptoms that someone can experience before a migraine occurs. Avoiding light and having an intolerance to loud noises are also signs of someone who experiences migraines.
HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES IN Fort Worth
Chronic headaches in Fort Worth can take a serious toll on your quality of life, impacting your daily routine, and causing you significant discomfort. These headaches are often caused by tight muscles in the neck and back, which can constrict the blood flow to the spinal cord and brain. The tighter the muscles, the more frequent and severe chronic headaches can be. At Texas Injury Clinic in Fort Worth, TX, we offer occipital adjustments, which relieve pressure on the brain, gradually reducing symptoms. In addition, we can recommend lifestyle changes to can help you manage stress and anxiety and prevent future headaches. When you trust your wellbeing to our experienced team, you can rest assured that we will provide high quality, personalized care.
The relief that people have been getting from migraines and headaches has been provided by chiropractic care for over a hundred years. A chiropractor understands the complexity and importance of the nervous system as well as its effect on the body. A slight misalignment can put unwanted pressure on other nerves in the body leading to many other issues, including headaches.
TREATMENT OF HEADACHES
The treatment of headaches is not very straightforward considering that there are many possible causes of the problem. Finding the source of your headache problems is our team's number one priority. Treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs make up a million-dollar industry. This may help the pain, but it is not a solution to the problem. Working at the source of the problem allows us to possibly eliminate the need for drugs.
During your consultation, we can perform a thorough evaluation to determine the source of your chronic headaches and proper treatment. At Texas Injury Clinic, we offer a variety of treatment options, including class IV laser therapy, chiropractic services, physical therapy, and massage therapy to alleviate your symptoms. With the proper care, we can loosen the muscles in your upper back and neck, increasing proper blood flow to your vertebral arteries.
CLASS IV LASER THERAPY
High-intensity laser therapy (HILT), the next generation of cold laser therapy or low-level light therapy (LLLT), utilizes therapeutic laser light to help accelerate the healing process. It can be used to treat a variety of conditions, including back pain and injuries. This treatment is cleared by the FDA, totally safe, non-invasive, painless, and has no side effects. Most patients report seeing positive results in just one day.
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TYPES OF HEADACHES WE TREAT
At our clinic, we can diagnose tension, cluster, and migraine headaches and manage symptoms with a variety of specialized treatments.
This is the most common type of headache in both men and women, affecting around 80 percent of headache sufferers. Symptoms typically include a persistent dull ache on one or both sides of the head, or behind the eyes, that lasts anywhere from a few minutes to several days. In severe cases, tension headaches can last for months. These headaches are frequently triggered by stress and poor posture, resulting in tight neck and back muscles and spinal pressure. In some cases, tension headaches can also be triggered by whiplash injury.
This type of headache is more common in men and can be most acute at night. Symptoms include severe, short bursts of pain on one side of the head or behind the eyes. Cluster headaches can occur throughout the day and may last weeks or months. If you suffer from seasonal cluster headaches, you may experience relief for months between outbreaks. Although the exact cause is unknown, cluster headaches seem to be caused by constricting blood vessels within your brain that affect the nerves in your face. Triggers can include smoking, head injury, and weather.
Migraines commonly affect women more than men and can be extremely debilitating, lasting for a few hours to a few days each month. Symptoms include intense, throbbing pain around the head and behind the eyes. This can be followed by light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines can be caused by chemical changes in the body, affecting the blood vessels and receptors in the brain. They can also be related to previous head trauma, such as football field collisions or car accidents. Migraines can be addressed with chiropractic care, however, they often take longer to treat.
HEADACHE TRIGGERS TO AVOID
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors. Common headache triggers include:
- Stress and anxiety
- Certain foods, such as chocolate, fermented foods, and MSG (monosodium glutamate)
- Strong odors and perfumes, including household cleaning products
- Sodium nitrate often found in heart medications and processed meats
- Hormonal changes
- Environmental factors
If you have chronic headaches, it is important to keep a written log of your activities and diet, especially around the onset of a headache. This information can help our team determine what factors are contributing to your condition.