Headache and Migraine Options

try chiropractic care for headache and migraine relief

Migraines and headaches are serious and affect many people in Chalfont. If you're not sure if you have had a migraine or not, the chances are you probably have not had one. The pain can be mind numbing, and for many patients it leaves them unable to function. The traditional medical system relies on medication for this issue, but for many patients that's not enough. It's important to find the source of whats causing the problem. Our chiropractic office can help.

There are many symptoms that can occur before a headache or migraine starts. Hallucinations, depression, or irritation are some of the symptoms those with migraines may experience. Often those with migraines will try to avoid any light, have an intolerance to loud noises, experience nausea, and vomiting to name a few.

Headaches and Migraines in Chalfont

It has been shown many times that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with migraines. When the spine is aligned and pressure is removed from the nervous system, this will prevent migraine headaches from occurring. While most people know that they should visit the dentist they are not sure that they need to visit the chiropractor. Dentists take care of our teeth which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines. Chalfont chiropractors know and understand the nervous system's master role in the body. If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches.

So How are Headaches Treated?

The kind of treatment for headaches will depend on what is causing the headaches. Our chiropractors work diligently to find the source of your headaches to help you to overcome them. Each year millions of dollars are spent treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs. While this may help in some cases, it is often not treating the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.

Don't suffer with headaches and migraines. At Hilltown Family Chiropractic: Jerry Schaeffer, DC in Chalfont our team will help you understand the cause of your condition and the treatment necessary to fix it. Feel free to call and ask any questions that you may have.

Headache Specialist
Headaches: sometimes it seems like you can get one just by thinking about them. Everybody gets them; in fact, more than 18 million doctor visits every year involve headaches, and some are more serious than others. But headaches are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong — it’s not always in your head either. Dr. Jerry Schaeffer at the Hilltown Family Chiropractic in Chalfont, Pennsylvania, can relieve your persistent headaches and determine if there’s even more going on.

Headache Q & A

What are the most common types of headaches?

Some headaches go away rather quickly, some are the result of external issues, and some are caused by injuries or illness. And yes, some are caused by people — it’s true, they can give you a headache, too.

There are several types of headaches, but these are the most common:

  • Migraines: extremely painful, sometimes blinding; can cause nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light
  • Tension headaches: a common headache that lasts a short time; sometimes brought on by anxiety, hunger, insomnia, or loud noises
  • Cluster headaches: painful and sometimes centered in a specific area, such as the temple; can last for weeks
  • Sinus headaches: inflamed sinuses; could include a runny nose, fever, or swelling of the face

How can I avoid a headache?

Avoiding situations that cause headaches is one of the easiest ways to prevent them. For example, if excessive heat causes you tension headaches, then stay out of the sun. Practicing relaxation techniques helps too. Try quiet meditation, closing your eyes, or simple yoga.

Posture is also important. Don’t slouch or bend your head forward when working on the computer, and keep your head straight up and evenly balanced on your shoulders.

Eating right, sleeping right, staying hydrated, and exercising regularly can also help prevent frequent headaches. And avoid using too many painkillers; believe it or not, you can get a headache by taking too many over-the-counter headache medications. Prescription drugs can also lead to rebound headaches.

What can a chiropractor do for my headache?

A chiropractor can find the nerve that is causing the pain and manipulate it to relieve the muscles. Sometimes there is a misalignment in your back or joints that needs simple adjusting. Getting your spine in line by a trained chiropractor like Dr. Schaeffer can quickly ease the pain of persistent headaches.

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Hilltown Family Chiropractic:
Jerry Schaeffer, DC

350 North Main Street #201B
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 822-9111