About 50% of the adult population worldwide experiences regular headaches. To get reliable headache relief without the need for drugs or invasive procedures, see our team at Premier Chiropractic in Houston, Texas.
The experienced Premier Chiropractic team offers comprehensive medical and chiropractic care for all types of headaches. Schedule a visit today by booking online or calling the office and get the relief you need.
Headache Q & A
Why Do I Have a Headache?
Most people will experience a headache at some point, though chronic headaches can be especially frustrating and debilitating.
Headaches have many different causes, some of which include:
- Low blood sugar
- Too much caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
- Hormonal fluctuations
- Muscle tension
- Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) dysfunction
- Cervical facet syndrome
- Intervertebral joint dysfunction
To determine the cause of your headache, the Premier Chiropractic team completes a thorough evaluation and physical exam to understand the location and intensity of your pain.
Are There Different Types of Headaches?
Yes, there are numerous types of headaches that are caused by different issues.
Often, these headaches occur at specific locations on your head and neck, so the team always asks about the location of your pain, if it’s one-sided, or if it wraps around your head.
Common types of headaches include:
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Sinus or allergy headaches
- Exertion headaches
- Hypertension headaches
- Rebound headaches
- Post-traumatic headaches
Some types of headaches also occur in specific patterns or last for distinct lengths of time. For instance, migraines can occur around a woman’s menstrual cycle and typically last four to 72 hours at a time.
Providing information like this can help your doctor determine the cause of your headache and rule out other complicating factors, like high blood pressure or infection.
What is the Treatment for Headaches?
Headaches are treated based on your diagnosis. For most types of headaches, nutritional counseling, chiropractic care, and physical therapy can relieve headache pain and prevent a recurrence of symptoms.
The Premier Chiropractic team also offers lifestyle management tips to help you avoid future headaches, including drinking enough water, exercising, and maintaining a regular sleep schedule.
For less common or more severe types of headaches — including cluster headaches and migraines — the Premier Chiropractic team may recommend an assessment by a neurologist.
The neurologist may prescribe medication or perform additional neurologic testing to determine the cause of your headache. In many cases, these types of headaches can also benefit from care at Premier Chiropractic to reduce the severity or frequency of your symptoms.
Figure out the cause of your headache and get drug-free, noninvasive pain relief from the team at Premier Chiropractic.
If you or a loved one suffer with any type of migraine or headaches in Pearland, Friendswood, Alvin, Webster, Manvel, Iowa Colony or any nearby city, call us today to schedule an appointment.