An estimated 13% of adults in the United States experience severe headaches or migraines, sometimes at least one per month. While over-the-counter pain medication and rest can provide relief, chiropractic care may reduce your reliance on medication and keep you from using all your sick time to manage head pain. The team at 5th Avenue Chiropractic, located in the Midtown West area of New York City, specializes in the management of headaches and can provide treatment to help you get relief. Call the office today or request an appointment online.
Headaches may be common, but they come in many forms and can feature various symptoms. Common types of headaches include:
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and tend to develop from muscle strain or tension. Your tension headache may cause mild to moderate pain without any other symptoms, and it usually goes away on its own with time.
You may develop a sinus headache if you suffer from allergies that cause inflammation in your sinus cavity. With a sinus headache, the pain is generally localized to your cheeks, nose, and under your eyes.
Cluster headaches cause severe, sharp, shooting pain, usually behind one eye, that may also cause the eye to redden or tear. These headaches are called cluster headaches because they tend to occur in clusters, meaning you may get several episodes of pain over a set period of time.
If you suffer from headaches more than 15 days out of a month for more than three months, your headaches are considered chronic.
Migraines are a recurring headache that cause intense throbbing pain, usually on only one side of your head. Unlike other types of headaches, they also cause other symptoms, such as sensitivity to light, nausea, vomiting, and fatigue.
Migraines can also last for an extended period, from three hours to three days, and often develop from various triggers, such as hormonal changes or food additives.
The experts at 5th Avenue Chiropractic create individualized treatment plans based on your symptoms and the underlying cause of your head pain. Your specialist can help you get relief from your headache through spinal manipulation, which realigns your spine and reduces stress and strain on your muscles.
If you endure migraines, the team may work with you to identify your migraine triggers and provide guidance on how to avoid or minimize your exposure to those triggers.
Chiropractic care for your headaches can provide pain relief and may reduce your reliance on medication. 5th Avenue Chiropractic specializes in treating headaches and can provide the care you need. Call the office today or request an appointment online.