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Headaches and Migraines Treatment

Headaches and migraines can become a debilitating problem that can bring your life to a screeching halt. Finding natural pain relief options can prove challenging. At Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center serving Princeton Junction, NJ, it is our objective to help each individual patient find their path to optimum wellness and healing. Keep reading to learn how chiropractic care can help you with headaches and migraines.

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Cervicogenic Headaches

Headaches are often considered a common problem that can be easily remedied with over the counter pain relievers. What many people do not realize is that there are many different types of headaches, and some types of headaches do not respond to over the counter medications.

These types of headaches are called Cervicogenic headaches. They usually begin with pain radiating on one side of the back of the head. This pain will then move to the front and can sometimes be accompanied with shoulder or arm pain as well. This type of headache is believed to originate with underlying neck problems. These types of headaches do not respond to most medications.

How A Chiropractor Can Help

Because cervicogenic headaches originate with neck issues, spinal manipulation has proven an effective way to deal with this issue. During spinal manipulation, a trained chiropractor will apply a controlled force to a specified area of your spine. This force will bring the joints of the spine back into alignment. Most pain issues are a result of spinal misalignment. Your chiropractor can also evaluate you to see if other forms of therapy will be beneficial.

Migraines

A migraine headache is characterized by intense head pain often accompanied by dizziness or nausea. Migraines are often treated with prescription medication. For those looking for a more natural pain relief method, chiropractic treatment can be useful.

How A Chiropractor Can Help

After an initial evaluation, your chiropractor will decide on the best treatment option for your migraines. Some treatment options can include:

Neuromuscular massage: This is a type of massage therapy that focuses on certain areas of the back, shoulder, neck, and head. This can help relieve pressure which could be contributing to your migraines.

Diet Counseling: Many doctors believe that migraines can be triggered by diet. Our team can help you evaluate your diet for migraine triggers. 

Stress Management: Stress can also be a huge contributor to migraine pain. Our team can help you evaluate stress relief options. Stress can be managed in several different ways including massage, meditation, as well as through all-natural supplements. 

When you have your first visit, you will be evaluated for overall health so that our team can determine which type of treatment or which combination of treatments will best address your headache pain.

Call Deitch Family Chiropractic & Wellness Center Today!

If you would like to learn more about chiropractic care for headaches, please contact our friendly staff at Deitch Family Chiropractic and Wellness Center serving Princeton Junction, NJ. (609) 897-1200