Headaches And Migraines


Chiropractors located in Barrington, IL

Many types of headaches, including migraines, can be caused by misalignments in the spine. Migraine sufferers often complain of neck pain along with the pounding, debilitating pain in the head. Chiropractors are well-suited to address the issues of headaches and migraines caused by spinal irregularities and muscle tension in the neck. Consult ChiroFit, located in Barrington, Illinois, to find a resolution to your headache pain. Call the office or use the online booking agent to make an appointment.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

What are the types of headaches?

Not all headaches are the same. Some are caused by seasonal allergies, sinus problems, or tension. In rare cases, headaches are the symptom of a broader medical condition.

Migraines and cluster headaches are other types that can be debilitating and interfere with your work and daily function. Intense forms of these headaches may even cause other symptoms, such as nausea and vomiting.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

Migraines cause moderate to severe pain that may encompass your whole head, or linger on one side. Symptoms that accompany a migraine include:

  • Sensitivity to stimuli, including light and noise
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Seeing bright light spots or an aura

What are the symptoms of cluster headaches?

Cluster headaches usually manifest on one side and have a throbbing or burning quality. Pain typically lasts 30-90 minutes, but can recur later in the day. You may feel it intensely behind one eye. Cluster headaches usually occur at predictable times.

What causes different kinds of headaches?

Migraines and cluster headaches usually stem from changes in your blood vessels. Tension headaches result from tense neck muscles.

Possible triggers for your headache include:

  • Dietary or environmental elements
  • Genetics
  • Overstimulation
  • Stress
  • Poor posture

A sedentary lifestyle and time spent hunched over a computer or tablet may contribute to muscle tension or tightness that brings on headaches.

How can chiropractic care help relieve headaches and migraines?

A chiropractor can help with the alignment of vertebrae in your cervical spine that may be pinching nerves and causing headache pain. The doctors at ChiroFit also perform gentle manipulations to help relieve tight muscles that contribute to headache symptoms.

Chiropractic care can also resolve or improve the way your body responds to stress, which is a major cause of headaches, including migraines.

Is chiropractic care an effective way to treat headaches and migraines?

Chiropractic methods are quite successful in treating headaches and migraines that occur due to tension as well as those that originate in the neck.

Research shows that migraine sufferers who receive chiropractic care need less medication to deal with their migraine symptoms. Spinal manipulation has also been shown to improve migraines and headaches brought on by issues with the cervical spine.