Headaches / Migraine Treatment In Seattle, WA

Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas DC and team at ballard seattle chiropractic center

Headaches / Migraine Specialist

Many people suffer from headaches at some point in their lives. According to an NCBI study, almost 95% of the population has suffered from headaches at some point in their life. The primary symptom of a headache is pain felt in the head or face, which may be throbbing, constant, sharp, or dull.

There are several types of headaches caused by a variety of factors, such as our environment, the medications we take, and other medical conditions. Many treatment options are available to help manage the pain.

Chiropractic adjustments are an excellent migraine cure for patients seeking a natural and drug-free approach. On this page, Dr. Jon Conner Cuevas DC will discuss causes, symptoms, and headache treatment options available in Seattle.

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Symptoms Of Headaches

In most people, headaches cause mild to moderate pain. In others, it can lead to severe and excruciating pain that can impact your activities negatively. Frequent episodes of headache may result in mental distress and irritation.

The common headache symptoms include:

  • Depression, anxiety, and irritation
  • Random episodes of vomiting and nausea
  • Pain behind one ear or eye
  • Pain in the temples
  • Hallucinations (in severe cases)
  • Seeing spots or flashing lights
  • Temporary vision loss
  • Increased sensitivity to light and sound

Causes Of Headaches

Multiple risk factors can lead to headaches. It is essential to diagnose the possible underlying cause before becoming hard-wired in your body systems and developing a chronic condition.

Here are the possible headache causes:

  • Withdrawal of nicotine or caffeine
  • Stress, lack of sleep, and hunger
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Exposure to extremely bright light
  • Prolonged exposure to loud noise
  • Sudden changes in weather patterns
  • Incorrect eye lens prescription

These different causes can lead to different headache types. Examples are hypnic headache, cluster headache, thunderclap headache, tension headache, and menstrual migraine.

Home Remedies For Headaches

Understanding the primary cause of the problem is crucial for proper migraine treatment. Many people turn to home remedies for quick and immediate pain relief:

  • Placing ice packs on your forehead or neck
  • Resting in a dark and quiet place 
  • taking a hot Epsom salt bath relaxes your muscles and reduces inflammation 
  • OTC pain relievers, such as aspirin and ibuprofen
  • Migraine smoothie helps too for pain relief
  • Mild massage on pressure points for Headache

Each type of headache results from different triggers and requires individualized treatment.

Chiropractic Treatment For Headaches

Headache chiropractors employ state-of-the-art technology to evaluate the patient’s condition and design a customized treatment plan.

We conduct an extensive examination for an accurate diagnosis of the problem. We may include the following chiropractic treatments for a speedy recovery:

  • Traditional massage therapy and acupuncture
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy
  • Interventions
  • Meditation, hypnosis, and herbal medications
  • Careful spinal manipulation
  • Chiropractic spinal adjustments
  • Healthy nutritional advice and regular exercise

Long Term Problems Due To Untreated Headaches

You can manage most types of headaches through self-care. Headaches tend to frequently occur, leading to an overuse of pain medication and its complications like triggering rebound or medication overuse headache.

However, do not ignore if you get stronger and more regular attacks that interfere with your everyday life. Chronic migraine makes a difference in how your brain looks and acts over time if left untreated.

The headache may also be a sign of a more dangerous underlying medical condition that requires immediate treatment. Prompt and right treatment like chiropractic care can help tame the symptoms and even reverse any changes in the brain.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Headaches?

Almost all basic insurance schemes are likely to cover the full cost of chiropractic treatment for migraines in Seattle, WA. In case you have any questions, you can call your headache chiropractor in Seattle for further information and assistance in reaping the maximum benefits from your insurance plan.

We focus on improving your spinal mobility and take x-rays to determine the root cause of your headache. Contact us to book an appointment if you suffer from chronic headaches. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Headaches

Are Seattle Chiropractors good for a headache?

Seattle, WA chiropractors are highly rated headache specialists with many years of experience. They have treated many patients with different medical histories and symptoms. They provide the best chiropractic treatment for various headache pain like cervicogenic and migraine.

Can headaches turn into migraines?

In some people, chronic migraine headaches can result in regular episodes of headaches for more than fifteen days a month. Migraines typically attack one side of the head. However, some patients have reported experiencing migraines on both sides of the head. The symptoms of migraine appear as regular headache pain for several days.

How long should a headache last?

A headache typically lasts for a few hours. It can result from many different factors and usually fades away without any proper treatment. On the contrary, migraine headaches can last for many days. They cause throbbing pain on one side of your head.

When should you worry about a headache?

Seek immediate medical care if you experience a sudden and severe stroke of pain on one side of your head. Headaches that are accompanied by seizures, slurred speech, numbness, and fever are very dangerous. In such conditions, it’s better to call an ambulance rather than drive yourself to the hospital.