HEADACHES

HEADACHES

Tension. A tension headache can be described as a dull pressure or tightness that is felt on both sides of the head, also referred to as a band around the head causing pressure. The headaches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week and usually occur infrequently to daily.

Migraine. Migraine headaches can be described as a moderate to severe throbbing pain. Majority of migraines are felt on one side of the head, although a smaller percentage of patients complain of migraines on both sides of their head. Nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to smell, light and sound are all additional symptoms many patients experience.

Cervicogenic. Cervicogenic headaches are unique in the sense that they occur from an abnormality or structures in the neck. The pain is usually localized to the neck and or suboccipital region and may sometimes project to the eye. These headaches tend to affect one side of the head and last anywhere from 3 hours to a week, recurring at intervals of 2 days up to 3 months.

HEADACHE TREATMENTS

Stewart Chiropractic provides natural, safe and effective treatment for headaches in Lodi, Ca.


Spinal Adjustments. Chiropractic adjustments to the spine will help correct any misalignment, reduce nerve irritation, and help relieve muscle tension. This can often provide immediate relief for headaches.

Lifestyle advice. Dr. Stewart instruct patients on many lifestyle factors that may be contributing to their headaches such as maintaining a regular sleep schedule, avoiding over or under sleeping, avoid skipping meals, nutrition, and stress management.

Ergonomics. Correcting postural imbalances especially in the cervicothoracic region, proper workstation ergonomics, self-stretch and exercise techniques are all important factors Dr. Stewart address when treating headaches.