Pain Relief Treatment for Tension, Cluster and Migraine Headaches in San Antonio
The World Health Organization categorizes headaches as one of the most common nervous system disorders in the world. From tension headaches to cluster and migraine headaches, they all hamper a person’s ability to function. Your Pinnacle Wellness chiropractor in San Antonio provides drug-free, non-invasive headache pain relief treatment that addresses the root causes of headaches.
What Causes My Headaches?
Several things can aggravate headaches, but one major root cause between them is nerve irritation, which chiropractic care successfully treats:
- Tension Headaches—A tight pain stretching around the head and down the neck—frequently caused by poor posture and stress, but also frequently aggravated by nerve irritation from an injury like whiplash.
- Migraine Headaches—Severe, stabbing, blinding head pain attacks. Pre-migraine “aura” symptoms can occur, but many people have the sudden pain onset with nausea, dizziness and sensitivity to noise, light, smells, etc. Irritation of the trigeminal nerve can contribute to migraine attacks.
- Cluster Headaches—These horrifying headaches are rare, but sufferers experience excruciating pain, often behind one eye. The pain attacks come in clusters that seem to be timed around seasonal or “body-clock” changes.
Nerve irritation at the base of the skull, often caused by misalignments of vertebrae in the neck, can irritate the membrane surrounding the brain, nerves in the face, neck and head.
Relief for Tension, Cluster and Migraine Headaches: Chiropractic Care and More
Chiropractic care and complementary therapies like massage and cold laser therapy can provide successful pain relief treatment because they don’t just mask the symptoms like painkillers do. They address the underlying irritants causing the headaches:
Chiropractic care—Using precise, gentle chiropractic adjustments to realign vertebrae, often in the neck, your San Antonio chiropractor relieves pinched, irritated nerves. This can reduce the frequency and severity of headaches, often preventing future attacks.
Massage Therapy—Massage therapy relieves soft tissue tensions that can aggravate poor posture issues that irritate nerves. Massage also releases endorphins, your body’s natural painkillers.
Cold Laser Therapy—Many of our patients have experienced headache relief with this treatment as it improves circulation and boosts serotonin levels.