Headache Treatments for Pain Relief in Brevard County, FL
Headaches can be a minor nuisance when you’re trying to focus or severe enough to leave you bedridden for hours and days. If you’re experiencing any kind of headache on a regular basis or as frequently as a few times a week, contact the Injury Centers of Brevard for effective relief. We’ll create a customized treatment plan to help you enjoy life without headaches. We have three convenient locations in Brevard County in the cities of in Titusville, Cocoa, and Melbourne in the State of Florida.
What’s causing my headaches?
Most people experience headaches on occasion and typically recognize that not all headaches feel the same. The location and type of pain can be different for each person and have different causes. For patients who experience frequent headaches, they usually experience the same type of headache repeatedly. To solve the problem, understanding the type of headache is the first step in diagnosing the root issue in order to find a permanent solution.
Headaches are classified as primary and secondary headaches, and each type affects the body in a different way.
Primary headaches get their name because the cause is directly related to the physical anatomy of the patient’s head. A primary headache is caused when pain-sensitive structures like blood vessels, muscles, or nerves of the head and neck are affected or when there’s a change in the brain’s chemical activity. A tension headache is the most common form of primary headache and usually involves a constant, dull ache and pain that expands from the neck into a band of pressure around the circumference of the skull.
Migraines are another form of primary headache. These headaches can stop people in their tracks with severe symptoms beyond pain in the head and neck, including blurred vision, nausea, and dizziness.
Secondary headaches, on the other hand, are triggered by factors that don’t naturally occur in your body. These factors include:
- Carbon monoxide poisoning
- Dehydration and alcohol-related hangovers
- Glaucoma (eye health problems)
- Unconscious teeth grinding or clenching
- Illness such as the flu
- Overuse of pain medication (called rebound headaches)
- Panic attacks
How chiropractic care can help
Secondary headaches can usually be eliminated by changing your lifestyle or circumstances. For example, drinking more water, wearing a mouth guard at night, or seeking medical attention for a more serious illness can result in effective relief for secondary headaches.
For patients suffering from ongoing primary headaches, chiropractic care and physical therapy can have a long-term, positive impact. Our chiropractors will work with you to inspect and realign the musculoskeletal system to relieve undue tension on key nerves or blood vessels. At the Injury Centers of Brevard, we use chiropractic tools for manual adjustments, guided exercises and stretches, and lifestyle recommendations to correct posture and ergonomics.
Headaches often feel random and frustrating. However, when you begin to treat your entire body and focus on restoring its natural alignment, you may start to see real improvement in headaches and other areas of pain you didn’t realize were all related. Contact one of our offices in Brevard County, FL, today to make an appointment.