According to the World health organization, more than 50 percent of people globally are affected by headache disorders. However, most people don't know the difference between headaches and migraines. Here at Infinite Healing Center in Mesa, our team can help you understand and treat your headache or migraine. Headache and migraine treatment from our highly experienced chiropractors can decrease the pain and improve your life quality. We will perform a thorough assessment of your condition to develop a suitable treatment method.
The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines
When you feel pain in your head, it might be challenging to identify whether it's a headache or migraine. Headaches cause pressure and pain, usually on one side of the brain. They often affect the forehead, back of the head, or the temples. Common causes of headaches include anxiety, stress, whiplash, and muscle tension.
However, migraines are intense pains in the head, often associated with other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, and seeing flashlights. Migraines tend to have more severe symptoms than headaches and mostly affect both sides of your brain. Common causes of migraine include weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, and bright lights.
What Causes Headaches and Migraines?
Health experts describe the causes of tension headaches as misalignment of discs along the vertebra. This may be due to spending long hours in the wrong posture or injuries. Nevertheless, cluster headaches may result from a change in altitude and too much tobacco and alcohol use. Finally, sinus headaches may be due to tension on your neck or sinus infections.
Although doctors have not figured out the exact triggers of migraines, many explain that certain foods, stress, weather changes, and hormonal changes could be the leading causes of this condition. Other experts link it to specific genetic factors.
Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Our office uses diversified chiropractic techniques to treat headaches using a combination of chiropractic maneuvers on different parts of the body, spine, neck, arms, and legs. Our joint mobilization therapy helps realign joints that are out of place, causing pain and headaches. Spinal manipulation is effective for neck-related headaches using various hands-on techniques that adjust the neck, back, arms, legs, and spine. We also offer soft tissue therapy for headache treatment.
Migraine treatment often combines chiropractic care, massage, and nutritional counseling. Certain foods can easily trigger a migraine or headache, depending on the patient. They are caffeine, sugar, alcohol, chocolate, salt, cured meats, aged cheeses, fermented foods, and freezing foods. Our chiropractor can design a diet that will help you avoid these foods and include ones that do not aggravate migraines. We also offer neuromuscular management and multidisciplinary care treatment for migraines.
Contact Us for Headache and Migraine Treatment in Mesa
At Infinite Healing Center in Mesa, we use a combination of treatment methods to help restore alignment, decrease irritation in the nerves, reduce muscle tension, restore blood flow, and identify triggers so that you can avoid headaches and migraines in the future. We will take a detailed medical history, perform a physical, and run blood and imaging tests to find the cause of your ailment. Once your tests are complete, we will design a customized program to treat your headache or migraine. Call us at (480) 985-7070 to find out how we can help you live pain-free.