Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

Headache Pain Relief Using Chiropractic Care

A Gainesville Chiropractor Can Help Alleviate Recurring Headaches

Everyone has experienced some type of a headache. The pain may only be located in one part of the head, or the pain could feel as though it moves from one spot to another. There are headaches that cause people to have a sensation of pounding inside their head, and the pain can be sharp or dull and last as short as a few minutes or as long as a few days. Many people struggle to find a cure for the recurring pain that frequently develops.

Causes of Headaches

There are a number of sources that can cause a headache including things such as poor posture, stress, lack of sleep, and certain foods. Dental problems, alcohol as well as physical trauma and more can all result in a person developing a type of a headache. The leading cause of headache pain for many people is nerve irritation.

Types of Headaches

There are a number of different types of headaches a person can experience.

  • Tension headaches make up over 74 percent of all headaches experienced. These types of headaches usually consist of a dull and achy feeling that can be experienced on either side of the head.
  • There are migraine headaches that affect over 24 million people each year. Migraines tend to feature an intense, throbbing pain that is associated with sensitivity to noise or light and can cause nausea.
  • Cluster headaches do not last a long time but give a person intense pain. A cluster headache is usually felt on one particular side of the head and behind the eyes. These headaches affect at least 1 million people each year, and this type of headache often occurs at night.

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Headaches and chiropractic care have been often studied. There have been a number of studies showing chiropractor is a safe and effective treatment. A study conducted at Duke University showed that spinal manipulations cause quick improvements for headaches starting in the neck. This treatment also provides almost no side effects and lasted longer in relieving the symptoms when compared to medications that are commonly prescribed. The Duke University research confirmed a study published in the Journal of Manipulative and Therapeutics, which found that individuals who ended chiropractic treatment experienced benefits for as long as four weeks after it. Chiropractic care for headaches lasted longer than treatments involving prescribed medication.

Treatment for Headaches

When visiting a chiropractor for headaches, it will involve a discussion of the problem, examination and treatment, and a follow-up may be necessary depending on the underlying cause of your headache. Once Dr. Tucker understands the condition, he will then create a treatment plan designed to meet the patient’s individual needs. Among the things Dr. Tucker does is perform skilled and gentle manipulations to adjust a person's spine using the Activator Method. Adjustments, as well as a healthy diet and exercise, have been very successful treating people suffering from the worst types of headaches.

Tucker Chiropractic — Your Gainesville Chiropractor

When people visit Dr. Tucker to find a cure for their headache, they'll be speaking with a Gainesville chiropractor who has personal experience. Dr. Tucker was hit by a car when he was young and developed migraine headaches from whiplash. Chiropractic care was the only treatment that eliminated his headache pain. Dr. Tucker provides a high level of knowledge and experience when treating people suffering from headache pain.