If you suffer from headaches & migraines, you are not alone. About half of all people suffer headaches during any given year, according to the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP), and more than 90 percent of people have a headache at some time in their lives. Headaches and migraines can cause significant disability, as they prevent you from going to work, attending school, taking care of your family, and enjoying your favorite activities. Fortunately, our Tualatin chiropractor in Oregon provides safe, drug-free relief from headaches & migraines.
There are several types of headaches, including migraines, tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches and rebound headaches. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache, and are the result of contraction of the muscles in your neck and scalp. Misaligned bones of the spine, known as vertebrae, can also cause stress across the entire musculoskeletal system in ways that cause headaches.
Migraines are more than just severe headaches. These special types of headache can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, typically just on one side of your head. Migraines can also cause nausea and sensitivity to light and sound. The discomfort associated with migraine headaches is so profound that 90 percent of people who suffer them have some level of headache-related disability; about half require bed rest or experience severe disability.
About 12 percent of people in the United States suffer from migraines, according to the National Headache Foundation. In a recent survey, nine out of ten migraine sufferers said they cannot function normally when they have one of these headaches, and almost three in ten said they required bed rest when a migraine strikes.
Sinus headaches often develop as the result of sinus infections and clear up when the infection goes away, while cluster headaches are recurring and appear in groups or cycles. Rebound headaches can develop when you take too many painkillers.
Western medicine often relies on the use of painkillers to treat headaches and migraines – and overuse of these analgesics can cause rebound headaches and other health problems. In some cases, opioid pain relievers can even be dangerous, as they present risks for addiction or overdose. Our Oregon chiropractor offers drug-free, effective treatment for headaches & migraines.
Chiropractic treatment involves moving, stretching and manipulating your spine in ways that improve spinal function and alleviate any stress causing headache pain. Massage therapy melts away muscle contractions associated with tension headaches. Corrective exercises build strength and improve flexibility in the muscles of your neck and upper back. Our chiropractor can also offer advice on posture, ergonomics, exercises, relaxation techniques and nutritional guidance to treat or prevent headaches.
If you suffer from headaches & migraines, make an appointment to see our Tualitin chiropractor. In addition to chiropractic care, Dr. Davison offers a variety of services to improve your overall health and wellness. Davison Chiropractic is conveniently located at 8157 SW Seneca Street in Tualatin, OR. Make your appointment today by calling 503-612-9981.