Headache & Migraine Chiropractic Treatment in Phoenix
Anyone who has suffered from headaches or migraines knows how suddenly they can start and how debilitating they can become. From intense pain and light sensitivity to nausea and an inability to focus, headaches and migraines can leave you unable to enjoy daily life. While medication may offer some temporary relief, Dr. Alan Frandsen, DC wants to alleviate your headaches or migraines naturally. At Breathe Chiropractic, we utilize gentle, non-invasive spinal adjustments along with other treatments to provide you with relief. Whether you live in Phoenix, or nearby in Scottsdale, Chandler, Tempe, or Paradise Valley, our skilled chiropractic office is here to help.
To learn how we can help you stop suffering from debilitating headaches or migraines, call our team today at (602) 833-4833.
Symptoms of a Migraine
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, nearly 40 million Americans suffer from migraines—with a billion sufferers worldwide. This condition has been subdivided into four stages, prodrome, aura, attack, and post-drome—and while not every migraine sufferer experiences all of the stages, each one comes with slightly different symptoms.
- Prodrome: A day or two before a migraine hits, you might notice symptoms such as neck stiffness, constipation, frequent yawning, mood shifts, and increased thirst.
- Aura: Occurring either directly before or during a migraine and lasting anywhere from a few minutes to a full hour, migraine aura can cause vision loss, weakness or numbness in the face or side of the body, difficulty speaking, bright spots or flashes of light, hearing noises, and a pins and needles sensation in the body.
- Attack: If left untreated migraine attacks can last for up to three days. These attacks are typically associated with pain on one side of the head, pulsing pain, sensitivity to light and sound, and nausea or vomiting.
- Post-drome: Following a migraine attack there could be a period of fatigue and confusion, with sudden head movements causing pain temporarily.
What Are the Different Types of Headaches?
While everyone has experienced a headache before, did you know there are dozens of different types of headaches? Knowing exactly what type of headache you are suffering from can help us provide better and more personalized treatment. When you arrive at our office, we will listen to your symptoms and learn about the frequency and severity of your headaches before working with you to develop the right plan for your specific needs.
Apart from migraines, the most common types of headache include:
How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help with Your Headaches & Migraines?
Our chiropractor, Dr. Alan Frandsen, DC, can greatly help relieve tension in your nervous system, loosen tight neck muscles and ligaments, and reduce pressure through the use of Network Spinal care. She creates a personalized treatment plan that includes both in-office and at-home care, and is designed to help you: Identify common triggers that could be affecting your health, provide natural ways of pain relief, and create pain management solutions to greatly reduce the symptoms of a headache or migraine. Whether your headaches are chronic or episodic, Breathe Chiropractic is here to help.