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At Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, Dr. Dave understands that headaches can be a serious condition. If you suffer from headaches, know that you are not alone! Did you know that ninety percent of Americans report suffering from headaches? Of these, some have headaches rarely, while others deal with headaches every single day. Fortunately, research shows that chiropractic care provides a safe, natural, and effective treatment option for headache sufferers.

In fact, headaches are a common reason that patients seek out chiropractic care. Studies show that a majority of headaches start in the neck, and because of this, chiropractic care can treat the source of headache pain. There is no reason to accept headaches as just a normal part of life. With the help of Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, you can experience less severe and less frequent headaches!

Symptoms of Headaches

Headaches are caused by a variety of triggers. These triggers include noise, stress, allergies, lighting, lack of sleep, blood sugar, exercising, and more. Did you know that 95 percent of headaches are called primary headaches? Primary headaches are those that are not caused by disease.

There are many different types of headaches, and each type comes with its own set of symptoms. The common types of primary headaches and their symptoms are:

Cervicogenic headaches (CGH)

  • Cervicogenic headaches are typically caused by neck pain
  • Pain is worse at the base of the skull, and spreads to the forehead, temples, eyes, face, and shoulders
  • May experience sensitivity to light and noise
  • Sometimes accompanied by nausea

Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJD)

  • TMJD is a disorder that occurs in the jaw
  • Causes pain, discomfort, and lock jaw
  • Can cause head pain and myofascial pain

Cluster Headaches

  • Accompanied by intense burning or shooting pain behind one eye
  • Usually does not last for more than 90 minutes
  • Can occur multiple times a day

Sinus Headaches

  • Typically the pain impacts the cheekbones and bridge of the nose, as well as the forehead
  • Pain often is exacerbated by movement
  • Usually is accompanied by nasal congestion, ear pressure, and swelling in the face

Tension Headaches

  • Tension headaches are the most common types of headaches
  • They typically start in the neck and neck muscles
  • Typically accompanied by pain across the forehead and sides of the head

Migraine Headaches

  • Migraines are often described as the most painful type of headache
  • Caused by spasm and over-dilation of the arteries in your brain
  • Often include nausea and vomiting, as well as throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Can be accompanied by weakness or numbness in the various limbs
  • Some migraine sufferers report visual aura’s before the migraine arrives

Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches

The American Chiropractic Association offers multiple suggestions on how to prevent headaches. The ACA recommends:

  • Take frequent breaks from stationary positions every 30 to 60 minutes, especially when sitting at a desk, watching tv, reading, or spending time in front of the computer screen
  • Make the effort to stretch your neck by leaning it side to side and up and down during your breaks
  • Be intentional about relaxing your jaw muscles and not clenching your teeth
  • Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated

Doctors of chiropractic treat headaches at their source, unlike over the counter medications, which simply mask the pain. A report published in 2014 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) stated that the interventions that doctors of chiropractic utilize improve treatment outcomes for those suffering from acute and chronic neck pain. It also stated there was an increased benefit in several patients where a multimodal approach to neck pain was utilized. In 2011, this same journal published a study stating that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.

Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, treats patients’ headache pain at the source. Over the counter and prescription medications simply mask headache pain. Since they do not treat pain at the root cause, this is why headaches continue to occur over and over again.

Dr. Dave will make every effort to identify misalignments in the spine, also known as subluxations, and correct them using chiropractic adjustments and other types of therapies. These spinal misalignments are often responsible for countless issues throughout the body, including headaches.

If you visit Dr. Dave at Rise Chiropractic, you can expect the following efforts to treat headache pain:

  • Spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function
  • Reduced stress on your central nervous system
  • Nutritional advice that can help identify any foods that may trigger headaches
  • Advice on posture, exercises, and specific techniques that may help prevent headaches
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What are the Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment?

Doctors of Chiropractic go through extensive schooling in order to become experts of the spine and central nervous system. The spine is home to the central nervous system. The CNS controls every function and cell in the entire body. If the spine becomes misaligned, it makes it impossible for the central nervous system to function at its best. This, in turn, can lead to headaches, joint pain, back pain, allergies, and more.

Chiropractic care aims to eliminate pain and other less than optimal conditions throughout the body. As Dr. Dave corrects the spinal subluxations, order is restored throughout the entire body. If the spine is correctly aligned, the central nervous system can do its job by helping your body run optimally!

Rise Chiropractic Can Help

Dr. Dave knows that headaches can negatively influence a person’s quality of life. Whether a headache keeps your from spending time with your loved ones, or decreases your productivity at the office, headaches are a literal pain. There is no need to accept headaches are a normal part of life. With chiropractic care, they do not have to be! Dr. Dave and the amazing team at Rise Chiropractic, located in Jacksonville, Florida, can help treat your headache pain.

If you are interested in chiropractic treatment of headaches, please contact Rise Chiropractic today. Dr. Dave and his amazing staff look forward to the opportunity to help you!