Chronic headache and migraines affect many Americans. Migraines, in particular, affect roughly 13 percent of adults in the United States. The severity of pain can go from mild and intermittent to episodes of debilitating throbbing and unrelenting agony, as well as nausea. Fortunately, our doctor can diagnose and determine the cause of your headache and customize a headache treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.
What Causes a Headache?
Different types of headaches have different underlying causes. Primary headaches are considered a stand-alone illness and are typically caused by over-activity. One of the most common primary headaches includes tension headache. Tension headaches, which can be described as a dull ache around the head, are caused by subluxations in the upper back and neck area. Secondary headaches occur when an outside condition stimulates the nerves of the head, causing pain.
How Chiropractic Care Treats Headaches
Chiropractic care has been proven to treat headache of all types. Manual spinal manipulation can provide almost immediately alleviate pain with significantly fewer side effects and longer lasting relief. Our chiropractor will manipulate the upper two cervical vertebrae and adjust the junction between the cervical and thoracic spine.
Headache Treatment in Kaysville, Utah
Each patient’s case is different. That’s why we perform a thorough evaluation to determine the best course of action. Once we have conducted a thorough general physical exam, we will create a customized treatment plan. A chiropractic and neurological evaluation is performed. If needed, Dr. Grant will order x-rays, MRIs, CTs and laboratory testing. If you need a caring and experienced chiropractor in Kaysville to treat your pain effectively, contact Grant Chiropractic at 801-682-4003 today.