Headaches


Headaches

Chiropractor in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

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Headaches services offered in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview and St. Petersburg, FL

If you get headaches frequently, you might have already accepted them as a fact of life. Yet, with detailed chiropractic care from Stephen Steller, DC, and the chiropractic specialists at Spinal Correction Centers in Dunedin, Largo, Riverview, and St. Petersburg, Florida, you may not have to deal with such persistent headaches. To schedule a treatment consultation for headaches and migraines, call Spinal Correction Centers or book an appointment online today.


Q & A

What are headaches?

There are several types of headaches, which all share the feature of causing pain in your head. You can experience this pain on either or both sides of your head and in varying intensity. 

 

Some headaches are mild and nothing more than a slight inconvenience. Others are excruciatingly painful or even debilitating. 

 

The chiropractors at Spinal Correction Centers examine the underlying causes of your headaches before developing a care plan that treats headaches at the source. 

 

Spinal misalignment is often at the root of the issue, and headaches often develop as a side effect of neck pain stemming from a spinal condition.

 

The vertebral arteries run through small holes in the neck vertebrae from under the collar bone to the brain and spinal cord. When any of the 7 cervical vertebrae are misaligned the pressure on the vertebral arteries can cause severe headaches. 

Which type of headache is affecting me?

There’s more than one type of headache, and you might experience more than one of them on a regular basis. Spinal Correction Centers can evaluate you and treat:

Cervicogenic headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are episodes of pain in the head that start in the back, near the base of your neck, and move upward toward the front. They stem from structural spinal problems in the neck and often appear after injuries to the cervical spine. 

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are common and result from persistent muscle tension in your neck, head, or shoulders. Episodes tend to happen during or after periods of stress. 

Migraine headaches

Migraines aren’t like other headaches — they’re often worse. While headaches are a common feature of a migraine, migraines are a neurological condition that causes various other symptoms, including light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and dizziness. 

 

Head pain from a migraine is usually just on one side of your head. 

How are headaches treated?

Spinal Correction Centers provides structural correction chiropractic care for headaches and migraines. 

 

Your chiropractor examines your spine and posture, specifically looking for signs of imbalance, injuries, and inflammation. They use precise measurements and state-of-the-art diagnostics to locate misaligned vertebrae and hands on corrective chiropractic adjustments to correct the misalignments, then follow up to support you in maintaining your results. 

 

Another option is massage therapy, which improves blood circulation throughout your body and helps with various types of pain relief. It also helps relieve tension in muscles, leading to recurrent tension headaches. 

 

To learn more about headaches and how chiropractic care treats them, call Spinal Correction Centers or book an appointment online today.