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Basic Symptoms

Headaches

Millions of Americans experience headaches each day. Although there are many causes of head pain, some requiring immediate medical attention, the majority of all headaches fall into two categories: migraine headaches and tension headaches.

Migraine Headaches
Migraine headaches are known to be the more severe of the two. Migraines affect more women than men; are usually preceded by an "aura" which can come in the form of altered vision and hearing; can last for more than a day; can be triggered by certain environmental stimuli; and can be accompanied by nausea and photophobia (fear of light). Despite millions of dollars of research, discovering the cause of migraines has remained elusive.

Tension Type Headaches
Tension type headaches are usually described as a tightening band around the head and base of neck, and are of shorter duration. Some studies suggest that tension headaches are related to structural abnormalities in the cervical spine (neck). Nerve roots branch out from between the cervical vertebrae and control muscular contraction around the head, jaw and neck. If the vertebrae are out of position, they may place mild pressure on these nerves, causing them to increase muscle contraction.

I have treated hundreds of patients that suffer with tension and migraine headaches and chiropractic can deliver vast improvement. Improvement is measured by complete resolution of pain, or decrease in frequency and intensity of the headache symptoms.

As doctor of chiropractic, I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of headaches. After a thorough chiropractic examination, x-rays or MRI, I determine which part of the spine is not functioning properly. Only after the examination and required imaging studies can I tell you if I can help you or not. I offer a variety of gentle, safe, and natural approaches to help relieve your pain and get you back to living a normal life.

As doctor of chiropractic, I take a different approach to the treatment and prevention of headaches. After a thorough chiropractic examination, x-rays or MRI, I determine which part of the spine is not functioning properly. Only after the examination and required imaging studies can I tell you if I can help you or not. I offer a variety of gentle, safe, and natural approaches to help relieve your pain and get you back to living a normal life.

At Johnson Chriopractic, we offer a variety of gentle, safe, and natural approaches to help relieve your pain and get you back to living a normal life. We accept most insurance plans and have treated hundreds of patients.

If you would like to schedule a free consultation to see if our treatments may be able to help you please give our office a call at (801) 444-1002