Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches & Migraines in Tigard
Effective & Holistic Treatment for Headache Relief
Understanding The Issue
Causes of Headaches & Migraines
It will come as no surprise that stress is the leading cause of headaches in patients we treat. Stress is an epidemic in our country. As a matter of fact, 75% of headaches are reported to be stress/tension headaches.
Because these headaches are caused by areas of abnormal tension or subluxations caused by injury or prolonged stress, chiropractic adjustments have proven an effective way to reduce the frequency and intensity.
Repetitive stress, developmental issues, or an injury can put pressure on your nerves. When these nerves are irritated they send signals to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten. It’s this tightness that can lead to headaches & migraines.
If left untreated, this tightness can also cause misalignments in your body, leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. This is why Chiropractors pay close attention to headache treatment. We know it a headache or migraine might be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, which in turn can affect other areas of your body.
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Holistic Treatment & Prevention
Chiropractic Treatment of Headaches & Migraines
At Tigard Chiropractic & Auto Injury, our focus is to help you restore your normal daily life as quickly as possible and to free you from the pain or discomfort you’re feeling from headaches migraines.
Understanding Your Root Causes
To effectively treat headaches and migraines, you need to first understand what is causing them. This process starts with a discussion with you about your family medical history. Then we will review your symptoms, explore how long you’ve been experiencing headaches or migraines, often they occur, and any life-events that caused memorable transitions in your health.
Customize a Treatment Plan
Chiropractic adjustments help ease the tension from the joints and tissues that have been impacted by stress or injury and restore your mobility.
Some common chiropractic treatments we offer for headaches & migraines include:
- Chiropractic Adjustments
- Massage Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercises
- Lifestyle Change Plans
In our experience, most stress or tension headaches will respond almost immediately to spinal adjustments, especially for those originating in the neck.
Stop Relying on drugs
Chiropractic Treatment vs. Medication
Every year millions of dollars are spending on over-the-counter and prescription medications in hopes of stopping the pain caused by headaches and migraines. When these pills work, it feels like a miracle to reduce or eliminate your pain with little effort and in such a short time span. However, this has created a vicious cycle for a lot of people. They are busy in life, busy at work, busy with kids, which causes stress, which causes headaches, which causes them to take a quick fix pill, and then they do it over and over again not realizing that they are not actually treating the problem.
Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications in the future, and research has shown that chiropractic treatment provides longer-lasting relief compared to the medications commonly prescribed for migraine headaches.
If you have any questions regarding your headaches, please give our team at Tigard Chiropractic & Auto Injury a call.
Discovering Root Causes
How to Diagnose Migraines
Often times migraines are diagnosed simply through the physical symptoms that patients endure during an attack. The word attack may sound strong, but not if you suffer from chronic migraines. These headaches are in a league of their own and deserve to be treated with a focused level of chiropractic care.
For most, it’s obvious when you’re suffering from migraine headaches, but if you’re positive whether you’re struggling with migraines, your doctor can refer you to undergo a CT scan or an MRI scan which will help with the accuracy of the diagnosis. While such tests don’t really diagnose migraine headaches, but they’re very useful for eliminating all the other causes which might be confusing the issue.
Chiropractic adjustments can especially help patients whose root cause is abnormal spinal alignment. Not only can this cause your headaches to occur more frequently, but most patients find that they last longer as well. During your consultation and diagnosis, our highly trained chiropractors will be able to determine if spinal alignment has anything to do with triggering your migraines.
Chiropractic Treatment for Migraines
If you’re suffering from Migraines, you’re not alone. Over 25 million Americans suffer from migraine headaches.
At Tigard Chiropractic & Auto Injury, we specialize in migraine headache treatments that help relieve pain so you can start living your normal life again. Chiropractic treatments might include chiropractic adjustments, posture rehabilitation, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, and tissue and muscle rehabilitation.
Everyone reacts differently to treatment, which is why we monitor your progress and develop a custom approach for each individual patient.
Common Migraine Symptoms:
- Light avoidance
- Intolerance to loud noises
You never know when the pain will strike, which is why we offer same-day appointments. We’re here to help!
Start with a Consultation
For effective, lasting relief from migraine headaches in Portland, visit Tigard Chiropractic & Auto Injury. You do not need to live with the pain anymore. Our hands-on, drug-free approach to headache alleviation will set you on the road to recovery.
Call our team today and get started back on the track to health. Schedule chiropractic treatment in Tigard today: 503-489-7278.
How We Help You Achieve Relief
Our step-by-step process for chiropractic treatment looks similar for all of our patients, but the adjustments and details of recovery are always personalized. We walk our patients through three distinct phases of recovery that are tailored to each individual.
All of our treatment plans are curated based on test results, your prior health history, and initial consultation and exam, as well as your recovery goals. We help you achieve optimal wellness and recovery through the following process:
Step 1: Relief
In the Relief phase, your most uncomfortable symptoms are addressed. Everyone’s body is unique, so our adjustments will target the most painful areas first. In addition to targeted adjustments, you may also engage in massage therapy appointments to aid in muscle relaxation and further promote recovery.
Step 2: Restore
In the Restore phase, you work closely with your chiropractor to create lifelong habits that will allow you to sustain recovery and prevent new or worsening injuries. Your plan in this phase may also include at-home exercises and lifestyle recommendations intended to help relieve and prevent sciatica.
Step 3: Rehab
The Rehab phase helps solidify the progress you made in the first two phases of treatment. Plans in this phase contain both passive and active recovery measures. Active recovery measures include implementing lifestyle changes, at-home exercises, posture changes, and other modifications. Passive recovery includes chiropractic adjustments, massage therapy, and other modalities where you allow a professional to work on your muscles and joints for you.
Feel Better Now
Start Chiropractic Treatment in Tigard, OR
Chiropractic treatment will help you achieve the long-lasting relief you deserve. Whether you are dealing with pain as a result of a work place injury, a car accident, sports injury, chronic illness, or other incidents, we are here to help!
Call (503) 489-7278 to schedule an appointment for chiropractic care in Tigard.