Headaches and Migraines Treatment at Peterson Chiropractic
When you notice pain in your head, it often stems from a headache or a migraine. By understanding the causes of your discomfort and seeking treatment in our chiropractic clinic, you address the discomfort without harsh and uncomfortable side effects. The key is understanding the type of headaches you experience and ensuring that you have the right treatment strategy for your goals.
Differences Between Headaches and Migraines
A headache differs from a migraine due to the intensity of your symptoms. The common thread between headaches and migraines is the pain in your head. A migraine also has further symptoms associated with the pain. You may experience light sensitivity, vomiting, nausea, and halos when you have migraines. A headache will usually cause pain, but does not cause nausea and vomiting. Migraines are also more intense than most types of headaches.
Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines in West Valley City, UT
The common causes of headaches and migraines in West Valley City vary. Multiple factors play a role and the type of headache impacts the triggers for your discomfort.
Common factors associated with headaches and migraines include:
- Stress and anxiety, which causes tension in the neck and shoulders
- Dietary factors, such as eating cold foods quickly or lack of caffeine when you drink caffeinated beverages on a regular basis
- Poor posture
- Missing meals
- Alcohol, particularly if you drink too much
- Lack of sleep or changes to your sleep
- Injuries, such as whiplash or head injuries
- Sicknesses, such as headaches associated with a cold or flu
- Genetic factors
The specific cause of a headache depends on the situation. Several factors contribute to your discomfort and pain. By addressing the factors associated with your headaches, you reduce the severity of your pain.
How Our Chiropractor Helps With Your Pain
Our chiropractor helps with your pain by identifying the cause of your headaches. In our clinic, we discuss your situation and develop a personal treatment plan to help alleviate your symptoms. We may use manual adjustments to your neck and spine to improve the function of your spine. We also teach you proper posture to help reduce the strain on your neck and shoulders.
When the pain relates to an injury to your neck, we recommend stretches and exercises to help with your injuries. We also provide treatment for the injuries. Our lifestyle advice and dietary recommendations help with foods trigger your headaches. We focus on your situation to develop a custom plan for your headaches.