Headaches, especially chronic headaches, and migraine headaches can turn your day upside down. Headaches affect nearly 40 percent of Americans. Some headaches allow you to continue through your day, while others are so painful they cause nausea and vomiting. Chiropractic care can help without having to rely on over-the-counter or prescription medications. Our headache experts at Cosh Chiropractic Care & Wellness Center use non-invasive and non-addictive alternatives to pain medication.
The Difference Between A Headache and A Migraine
A headache is a temporary pain in the head, face, and sometimes includes pain in the upper neck. The pain can also manifest in the skin, eyes, ears, nose, mouth, and shoulders. Headaches vary in frequency and intensity. They can be caused by a variety of things including stress, allergies, tension, sleep disorders, alcohol, dehydration, poor posture, and even hunger. Headaches can also be caused by sinusitis, dental problems, and ear infections, among other serious health conditions.
On the other hand, a migraine headache is an extremely painful chronic headache disorder. Migraines usually produce symptoms that are more intense and debilitating than regular tension headaches. Migraine pain may be non-stop for several days. Migraines are throbbing and usually one-sided. Migraines may come with sensitivity to light and sounds and cause nausea or vomiting.
How Chiropractors Help With Headaches
Our chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, and help manage your headache pain. We will apply gentle, non-invasive therapy, known as chiropractic care. Chiropractic adjustments can be used to realign the spine, reduce joint restrictions, and reduce inflammation. These adjustments naturally increase your joint mobility and spinal alignment to provide your body with the tools it needs to manage headache-related pain.
What Is A Chiropractic Adjustment
Our trained chiropractor uses his or her hands or a small instrument to apply a controlled, sudden force to your spinal joints. The goal of this procedure, also known as spinal manipulation, is to improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function. Chiropractic adjustments can provide pain relief for patients as well as the following:
- Decreasing inflammation in the joints that cause pain
- Relieving stress and tension by massage and deep tissue therapy
- Improving physical performance by providing exercises to strengthen specific muscles
Headache & Migraine Relief in Redding, CA
Cosh Chiropractic Care & Wellness Center is a family-focused health clinic that serves Anderson, Redding, Trinity County, Cottonwood, Mt. Shasta, Shingletown, Redbluff, Chico, Susanville, Fall River Mill, and the surrounding area. If you are experiencing frequent headaches or migraines, call us today at (530) 244-1185 to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors.