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  • Headache Relief

  • If you suffer from headaches, we can can help you.  Chiropractic care and headache relief are not two things that are often thought of as being related, but they really should be. Many people don't realize that many types of headaches are in fact a secondary symptom caused by a different underlying cause. In many cases a headache is due to a misalignment of the bones in the patient's neck or back.

  • Types of Headaches

    The most common type of  headaches are tension headache. Tensions headaches are often caused by subluxations in the neck and back of a patient which put pressure on nerves.  Many times a tension headache is mistaken for a migraine, but they are actually quite different from each other. A tension headache often centers behind the eyes, while a migraine is usually on one side of the head or the other. 

    The good news for tension headache sufferers is that of the many types of headaches that people suffer from, tension headaches are the headaches that have shown to respond best to chiropractic care. Chiropractic care focuses on using adjustments to correct the misalignment of the neck and spine, which means that it actually treats the root cause of the problem. Prolonged care from an experienced Chiropractor can often provide patients who suffer from tension headaches the long-term relief that they have been looking for. But what about migraines?  

  • According to the Mayo Clinic website: "A migraine can cause severe throbbing pain or a pulsing sensation, usually on just one side of the head. It's often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and sound."

    Migraine attacks can cause significant pain for hours to days and can be so severe that the pain is disabling. Warning symptoms known as aura may occur before or with the headache. These can include flashes of light, blind spots, or tingling on one side of the face or in your arm or leg. Though migraine causes aren't understood, genetics and environmental factors appear to play a role. 

  • What Types of Headaches Can Chiropractic Help With

    While chiropractic care is most beneficial for tension headaches, it has also been shown to provide at least some level of relief from migraines and cluster headaches as well. While the underlying cause of these types of headaches differs from tension headaches, the same subluxations that cause tension headaches can be a factor for migraines and cluster headaches.

    While chiropractic care cannot stop cluster headaches or migraine headaches, it can often help patients to control the amount of pain that they are experiencing.


  • How Does a Chiropractor Relieve Headaches?

    A chiropractor can determine if the headache is being caused by an inflamed or impacted nerve. Once the cause of the headache has been determined, a series of gentle manipulations can relieve the subluxation and get the nerve back to normal functionality

    Your body is a wondrous, interconnected system. A visit to your chiropractor can help your system run at its best. We can relieve pain, help you recover after an auto accident, and so much more.

  • For Headache Relief, Call Us Today (480) 892-0022

    Pivonka Health and Wellness
    1355 S Higley Rd #102
    Gilbert, AZ 85296