Few things will throw a wrench into the course of a normal day like a serious headache. At ChiroMed Health Center in Santa Ana, California, Dr. Mark Gutierrez has extensive experience diagnosing and treating all types of headaches. If you’re concerned about recurring headaches, schedule a consultation today to begin exploring your options. You can set up your visit online or by phone.
Everyone experiences headaches from time to time, but for some, head pain is more than just an occasional inconvenience. When headaches begin to interfere with your normal routines, it’s time to seek professional help.
Some of the more common types of headaches include:
These headaches feel like a constant, dull pain on both sides of your head, and sometimes include a sensation of pressure behind your eyes and heightened sensitivity to sound or light.
Named because they tend to occur in groups, cluster headaches bring severe burning or piercing pain, watering eyes, sensitivity to light and sound, and restlessness.
These headaches occur after bouts of strenuous physical exertion, and bring throbbing pain spread across the head.
Migraines are not technically headaches, but a collection of neurological symptoms. Head pain is intense, throbbing, and often accompanied by sensory and visual disturbances like flickering lights, muscle weakness, and numbness.
The first step in chiropractic care is a thorough diagnostic exam. Dr. Gutierrez begins by speaking with you about your symptoms, health history, and lifestyle. The information gleaned from this process can help him determine the cause of your headaches and create a customized treatment path.
Spinal manipulation is a great treatment option for headaches. Many types of head pain originate with spinal alignment issues. Correcting those abnormalities through gentle chiropractic adjustments can go a long way toward preventing headaches or making them easier to bear.
If spinal manipulation is part of your treatment plan, you’ll relax comfortably while Dr. Gutierrez gently moves the vertebrae in your neck and upper back into proper alignment. The movements used during spinal manipulation are often slower than other types of chiropractic adjustment.
In some cases, chiropractic adjustments are the preferred treatment option. This approach may be more in line with what you think of when you consider visiting a chiropractor. Dr. Gutierrez uses a series of short, deliberate movements to improve spinal alignment. There’s no pain associated with the adjustments, and many men and women report immediate improvement in head pain.
To learn more about the benefits of chiropractic care for headaches, book your visit today. You can schedule online, or call to speak with a member of the administrative staff to check availability.