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Headache Treatment and Relief in Albany, Georgia

Do you suffer from painful and consistent headaches in Albany, Georgia?

Headaches can be debilitating. It is difficult to focus or even function when a headache strikes you intensely.

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So what can you do?

While your first instinct may to go pick up some over-the-counter medication, you need to know you have other options that are safer and natural.

The doctors at Arrowhead Clinic are excellent at relieving headaches through effective chiropractic treatment. Our chiropractors have been alleviating headaches in Albany residents for over 40 years.

Contact the Best Headache Relief Clinic in Albany, GA today!

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Types of Headaches

What is a Headache?

Before we can discuss relief methods, we need to look at what exactly a headache is.

A headache is a pain symptom in the head or neck region.

Headaches are commonly categorized as either a primary or a secondary headache.

Primary headaches: These are reoccurring headaches that may be bothersome, but are not dangerous.

Secondary headaches: Secondary headaches are typically caused by a disease or medical condition and can be quite harmful.

Thankfully, about 90% of headaches are only primary headaches. Most individuals begin suffering from consistent headaches between the ages of 20 and 40.

Types of Headaches

There are a vast amount of different types of headaches. Some medical professionals claim that there are 150-200 different headaches.

Does it hurt your head just to think about all those different types of headaches?

However, we will discuss the four main types of headaches below. 

These include the following:

  1. Migraine Headaches
  2. Tension Headaches
  3. Cluster Headaches
  4. Sinus Headaches

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Migraine Headache

Migraine headaches are often described as pounding and throbbing.

The severe aching on each side of the head can lead to stomach pains and vision alteration. Migraines can have such a high intensity that they cause a person to vomit and become sensitive to noise, light, and even smells.

Tension Headache

People typically describe tension headaches like it is a tight band across the head.

The head, scalp, or neck tends to feel excessively tight. Tension headaches are prevalent among teenagers and young adults.

75% of people who experience headaches suffer from tension headaches.

Cluster Headache

If you are suffering from a cluster headache, you most likely will feel a stabbing or burning sensation around your eye. Men are more likely to experience cluster headaches than women.

Cluster headaches cause red, teary eyes and lead to a congested nose. Because of this, people often confuse cluster headaches with...

Sinus Headache

Sinus Headache is often misrepresented as cluster headaches.

In actuality, sinus headaches are caused by the buildup of pressure in your sinuses. Your sinuses are the air-filled spaces inside your cheekbones, forehead, and behind the bridge of your nose.

When your sinuses become inflamed, it sends a pain signal to the head. While considered a secondary headache, more often than not they are not serious.

What Causes Headaches?

Headaches are caused by the communication between the brain and muscles, nearby nerves, and blood vessels.

The cause of the pain signal is still unclear, but it typically is due to areas in the head that are pain sensitive, experiencing a problem, or being overworked. 

There are also known triggers that cause headaches to flare. It is important to understand that everyone has different triggers, and your doctor will likely ask you a questionnaire that discusses your daily activities and may request you keep a log of what activity you are involved in when a headache strikes.

This helps narrow down your specific triggers.

Most Common Headache Triggers are:

  • Light
  • Sleep deprivation/too much sleep
  • Food
  • Stress
  • Smells
  • Staring at computer/cell phone screens for too long
  • Muscle contractions in the head and neck area region
  • Hormonal changes
  • Seasonal weather changes

Thankfully, there are preventative measures you can take. 

Prevention Measures:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Do not clench your teeth
  • Stretch every 30 minutes to an hour after sitting for an extended period of time
  • Consume a healthier diet
  • Low- impact exercise
  • Maintain good posture
  • Check the air quality in your home
  • Address your mental state/depression

Treatment

Treatments to Relieve Headache Pain

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There are many options you can try to alleviate a headache. However, not every technique will work for everyone, so you have to discover which treatment option works best for you.

Most individuals use over-the-counter medication to reduce headache pain, but sometimes it becomes very consistent.

You do not want to become dependent on medication to treat aches and pains such as headaches.

Good self-care is always the best option. 

You can't overlook eating healthy or getting a proper amount of sleep. We understand the world has become a hectic, busy place, so it is difficult to prioritize simple necessities such as these.

However, it is strongly recommended.

One excellent (and drug-free) approach you can take to headaches is visiting a Chiropractor.

Some individuals feel instant relief, while others it may take a few appointments for the effects to kick in.

How Can Chiropractors Treat Headaches?

  1. Spinal manipulation/Chiropractic Adjustments
    • Hands-on techniques
    • Drop-table technique
    • Instrument-assisted techniques
  2. Posture Correction and Care
  3. Nutrition Recommendation
  4. Relaxation Techniques

Spinal manipulation is the most common term when it comes to chiropractic care.

It can be interchanged with chiropractic adjustments.

Essentially, chiropractors believe that the spine is integral to overall function and well-being. If your spine is out of alignment, it can negatively impact your body in many ways.

In particular situations, instrument-assisted techniques are also utilized to relieve extremely tense muscles. This is also a great option for individuals who need cannot experience the forceful pressure that is applied during hands-on techniques.

In addition to correcting and aligning the spine, chiropractic care is used to reduce inflammation. This is beneficial when it comes to individuals who are suffering from sinus headaches.

Contact Albany, Georgia's Best Headache Relief Doctors

Most people think chiropractors just massage or crack your back. That is very far from the truth.

While Albany's chiropractors do help you relax and feel good, they are also able to alleviate significant conditions such as headaches, whiplash, and overall back pain.

So, if you are experiencing consistent headaches or migraines and want relief that is natural, safe, and noninvasive, you need to visit our local Arrowhead Chiropractic Clinic in Albany.

Click the link below to contact Albany, Georgia's Best Professional Headache Doctors today! 

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Arrowhead Chiropractic Clinic - Albany

Address:

507 W 3rd Ave Ste 2 & 3

Albany, GA 31701

Phone: (229) 234-4500

Hours: 

Monday: 9AM-6PM

Tuesday: 9AM-6PM

Wednesday: 9AM-6PM

Thursday: 9AM-6PM

Friday: 9AM-6PM

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed

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