Headache and Migraine Services from Your Chiropractor in Santa Clara
It’s hard to find someone who hasn’t experienced a headache. Although headaches and migraines affect patients who visit our Hoewisch Family Chiropractic practice in various ways, most sufferers agree on one thing. Both ailments disrupt life’s normal activities. Our chiropractor in Santa Clara, CA provides patients with relief using chiropractic adjustments and education on helpful lifestyle changes.
Headaches and Migraines
A number of factors cause chronic headaches. The most frequent include TMJ, neckmuscle tightness, drug reactions, hypertension, poor posture, low blood sugar, fatigue, and stress. Some of the most common problems we see are tension and cluster headaches. Tension-type headaches are easily the most frequent and affect at least 75 percent of headache patients.
Many people seeking headache relief are under the impression that a migraine is simply a very painful headache. Our Santa Clara chiropractor notes significant differences.
Migraine patients often experience more than just head pain. Typical symptoms include nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, vomiting, seeing flashing lights called auras, or even suffering a temporary loss of vision.
Around 25 million U.S. patients experience migraines every year. Three of every four of these are female. A first migraine typically occurs before the age of 30. Many patients have a family history.
Spine injury should be suspected if there are recurring headaches or migraines.
Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Santa Clara
The goal of chronic, tension, migraine and cluster headache management is reducing discomfort using totally natural methods instead of medication. Gentle, specific adjustments have proven particularly effective for individuals suffering from all types of headaches, no matter the type, after treatment by our chiropractor in Santa Clara.
Trigger points within muscles cause discomfort that patients perceive as pain within the head. Some experience referred pain, visual disturbances, balance issues, and tooth pain. Gentle kneading of a trigger point causes the affected muscle to release tension, relieving discomfort.
The list of factors that can affect migraine patients is a long one. Some of the most common are insufficient sleep, strong odors, weather changes, flickering lights, and foods high in the amino acid tyramine. Spine injury should be suspected if there are recurring headaches.
Our practice actively educates patients on making lifestyle changes that will lower their risk of developing chronic headaches or migraines. Keeping a headache diary is an important step in identifying necessary changes.
Don’t let discomfort interrupt the lifestyle you love. Our Santa Clara chiropractor can provide you with headache relief as well as chronic migraine treatment to help you once again enjoy your favorite activities. Call our Hoewisch Family Chiropractic practice today at 408-985-8118 to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, Dr. David Hoewisch. Our practice utilizes state-of-the-art technology and a variety of techniques to provide a full range of chiropractic services.