Headache & Migraine Relief: FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Headache and Migraine Pain

The pain associated with frequent headaches and migraines is undeniable. Each year, thousands of people live with headache and migraine pain that is completely unnecessary. Our professionals at First Coast Medical Center, serving Jacksonville, FL, and Orange Park, FL, provide excellent chiropractic care to eliminate some of the pain and discomfort associated with these pains.

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These are a few things you need to know before you make your chiropractic appointment.

What Does a Regular Headache Feel Like?

A regular headache can manifest in a few different ways. Some people feel a general dull pain throughout their heads, while others only feel pain behind their eyes. Some people feel a sensation similar to pounding every time they hear a noise, and others feel sick to their stomachs as headaches arise. Headaches can last minutes or days, and people with frequent headaches may look for relief from a chiropractor.

What Causes Headaches?

Headaches are attributed to several causes, including poor reactions to medications, physical tension throughout the body, jaw pain, blood pressure, stress, and blood sugar. The type of headache you experience may be the clue to figuring out what kind of headache you have.

How Are Migraines Different?

Migraines are different from headaches in intensity and frequency. They are often stronger than headaches and can lead to visual disturbances, including blurred vision and the appearance of lights flashing. Migraines may impact one or both sides of the head, and people often have migraines on a recurring basis.

How Do Chiropractors Treat Headache and Migraine Pain?

A chiropractor has several options for treating headaches. For example, we may perform a manual spinal adjustment to relieve tension in your body if you have a tension headache. Spinal manipulation and massage can relieve tension and stress held in the body.

Our chiropractor will also advise you to track triggers for your headaches. These triggers may include stress, foods, certain smells, and medications. When stress is a trigger, chiropractic techniques may provide relief before a headache or migraine begins.

You Don't Have to Live with Headache and Migraine Pain

If you live in Jacksonville or Orange Park, you do not have to put up with the pain and discomfort of headaches. At First Cost Medical Center we’ll provide you with answers and relief. Book an appointment today to see what kind of treatment is right for you.