There are an estimated 4% of adults living with headaches or migraines more than 15 days out of the month. That’s a lot of chronic pain. Unfortunately, chronic headaches and migraines are likely to continue, if they’re left untreated. Seeking proper chiropractic care is vital if you want relief. Contact Dr. Schrier at Schrier Family Chiropractic & Massage in Delray Beach, Florida, to get the treatment you need for your headaches.
The most common type of headache is a tension headache. These are mild to moderate in nature, and come and go, sometimes chronically. A migraine is a type of headache usually accompanied by other symptoms, including:
Migraines are characterized by their throbbing and pounding pain, which can last up to 3 days at a time. They typically occur 1-4 times a month, and can seriously hinder a person’s quality of life.
Other types of headaches include:
During a headache, certain nerves inside of blood vessels and muscles switch on, sending pain signals to your brain. However, it isn’t clear why this happens. It’s common to experience chronic headaches if you:
Some doctors believe these triggers cause the nerves to turn on in the brain, causing pain. You may have a higher chance of having chronic migraines if they run in your family. 90% of children and teens who suffer from migraines have a family member who also gets them. There’s a 70% chance that a child will have migraines if both of their parents have them.
Dr. Schrier will start by doing a physical examination and collecting your medical history. He may order a CT scan or MRI, to see if there’s a problem inside of the brain causing the headaches, depending on what he learns.
Because your body is a complex system, Dr. Schrier may realign your musculoskeletal system. These chiropractic adjustments can help to alleviate stress, which can make you less likely to get headaches. Dr. Schrier may also make dietary suggestions, which can help your body relax more easily.
No one should have to live with the chronic pain of headaches or migraines. Book an appointment online with Delray Beach, Florida’s Dr. Schrier so he can provide you with the treatment and relief that you need.