Headaches & Migraines

If you have headaches or migraines, the discomfort can significantly impact your daily activities and overall quality of life. At Better Health Chiropractic in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson, and Waverly, IA, we offer chiropractic care to help relieve any pain you may be experiencing and improve your health. Prior to visiting us, learn more about the causes of headaches and migraines below:


Understanding Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and migraines are different and cause a variety of symptoms. For instance, a headache will cause pain in the face, head, and neck, while a migraine will produce pain that is more intense. Migraines can also lead to blurry vision, auras, flashes of light, nausea, vomiting, tunnel vision, vertigo, and noise and light sensitivities.

Types of Headaches

There are two main types of headaches. These types include the following:

  • Primary headaches — Primary headaches usually occur due to one cause, such as tension
  • Secondary headaches Secondary headaches can result from an illness, disease, infection, or another medical condition

Causes of Headaches

Headache causes can vary, depending on factors like health conditions and lifestyle choices. Some common causes of headaches include:

  • Genetics
  • Caffeine
  • Medication
  • Tension
  • Disease
  • Health conditions
  • Smoke
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Various Scents

Types of Migraines

There are several migraines that can occur. Some of these migraines include the following:

  • Migraines without aura — These migraines cause throbbing pain on one side of the head
  • Migraines with aura These migraines cause symptoms like tingling in your hands or flashes of light before occurring
  • Abdominal Migraines — These migraines cause abdominal pain, vomiting, and nausea. They typically affect children who are between the ages of 3 and 10
  • Hemiplegic Migraines — These migraines cause temporary paralysis before or during the migraine , vertigo, intense pain in the head, vision issues, speaking and swallowing problems, and difficulty moving one side of the body

Causes of Migraines

Migraines can develop due to a variety of factors. Some causes of migraines include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety or depression
  • Hormonal imbalance
  • Insomnia
  • Hunger
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Certain scents or aromas
  • Certain foods
  • Bright lights
  • Noisy environments

Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines

Chiropractic care can be highly beneficial for reducing the intensity and frequency of headaches and migraines. We utilize several treatments to provide relief, such as the following:

  • Chiropractic Adjustment
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Massage Therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Corrective Exercises
  • Cold Laser Therapy
  • Electric Muscle Stimulation, also known as E-Stim
  • Myofascial Release
  • Ultrasound Therapy

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you are experiencing symptoms of headaches and migraines, our team at Better Health Chiropractic in Waterloo, Cedar Falls, Evansdale, Hudson, and Waverly, IA, can help. We will develop a customized treatment plan that can eliminate your discomfort and allow you to return to your normal routine without being hindered. To schedule your appointment, contact us at (319) 232-2166 today!

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