Pain Relief for Headaches and Migraines
If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines, you are not alone. Approximately three-quarters of adults experience headaches, and 12% of adults live with painful migraines. Although headaches can have many different causes, one thing that they all have in common is that they can significantly disrupt everyday life, leading to lost days of work and difficulty in managing your family responsibilities.
Fortunately, you don’t have to suffer in silence with headaches and migraines. Preferred Medical and Rehab specializes in chiropractic care and other pain management services in Anchorage to help you feel your best.
Types of Headaches
According to researchers, there are more than 300 different causes of headaches, so if you have frequent headaches, it may help to keep track of when they occur to try to identify what is causing yours.
Many headaches are cervicogenic—meaning they are caused by problems in the spine in the neck—or they are caused by muscle tension in the upper neck and back. Sometimes, people begin to experience frequent headaches as the result of an injury, such as headaches that occur alongside whiplash after an auto accident. Taking too many painkillers to treat headache pain can actually lead to more headaches in the future, thanks to a cycle of rebound headaches that many people experience.
Migraines are a particularly painful form of headache that affects more women than men. They frequently cause debilitating pain on one side of the head, and may also cause nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light. These headaches can last for 24 hours or longer.
Pain Relief for Headaches
Dr. Hedges and Dr. Olamikan provide headache sufferers in Anchorage with multidisciplinary pain relief options. Chiropractic care is a popular and effective approach to managing headaches. In fact, up to 25% of patients who seek chiropractic treatment begin care to get relief for headaches. Spinal manipulation and spinal mobilization can be extremely effective in providing long-lasting relief for headaches without relying on over-the-counter medications.
Other pain management techniques can also help with headaches. Trigger point injections, for instance, can help with certain kinds of headaches and provide long-term relief. Dr. Hedges and Dr. Olamikan can help patients find a combination of therapies that deliver the relief they need.
Headache and Migraine Relief Is a Call Away
Don’t let headaches and migraines take over your life. Preferred Medical and Rehab offers effective chiropractic care and pain management at two convenient locations in Anchorage.
To reach the East Anchorage office, dial (907) 333-6525, or call the Midtown office at (907) 802-2442. You can also schedule an appointment online on our website.