Headaches

Back to Health

Chiropractors located in Hilliard, OH

When chronic headaches, including migraines, limit you, the chiropractic team at Back to Health, LLC in Hilliard, Ohio, can help. Experienced chiropractors, Thomas Donahue, DC, and David Sampson, DC, customize a chiropractic care plan that focuses on bringing your body back into alignment to promote overall wellness. You can also reduce your risk for headaches through regular massage therapy and/or chiropractic sessions that support good health and help you manage everyday stressors that contribute to frequent headaches. Learn how the Back to Health, LLC chiropractic team treats headaches by calling the office today or by requesting an appointment online.

Headaches Q & A

What causes headaches?

 A variety of health and environmental factors can trigger headaches. For many, headaches develop when exposed to:

  • Food
  • Noise
  • Stress
  • Bright lights

You can also develop frequent headaches if you lack good quality sleep or have changes in your blood sugar levels. Over 90% of headaches are caused by problems in the neck.

Several types of headaches can disrupt your life. Many people experience tension headaches due to over-tight muscles, while others struggle with the intense, throbbing pain of a migraine.

How are headaches treated with chiropractic care?

During your initial evaluation, your Back to Health, LLC provider reviews your medical history and discusses the frequency and severity of your headaches. They also take the time to learn more about your lifestyle habits and what may be triggering your headaches.

Chiropractic techniques, including spinal adjustments and soft tissue manipulation, can relieve pressure on nerves that can contribute to headache pain. Your provider can also use chiropractic techniques to improve blood flow to your whole body, including your brain, to reduce your risk for future headaches. 

In addition to in-office treatments, your Back to Health, LLC chiropractor can suggest regular stretching exercises that relieve muscle tightness to address frequent tension headaches. If you sit or stand for long periods at your job, they may suggest other daily physical activities that keep you flexible and free of chronic headaches.

How can I prevent headaches?

Understanding your triggers plays a vital role in reducing the frequency and severity of headaches. Be sure to limit caffeine, sugar, and any foods that you know result in a headache. If you have underlying health issues, like diabetes, that contribute to regular headache pain, make sure you follow through with your treatment plan to ensure your condition is well-controlled.

Additionally, eating a healthy diet and getting at least 30 minutes of exercise every day is important for maintaining good health and lowering your risk factors for chronic pain, including headaches.

Your Back to Health, LLC provider may also suggest regular massage therapy sessions. Massage therapy is highly effective in reducing muscle tension, increasing blood flow, and improving your flexibility. When combined with routine chiropractic care, massage therapy enhances your overall health and helps you better manage stress and tension that causes headaches. They have a 97% success rate for alleviating neck and headaches.

Back to Health, LLC also has on-site acupuncture services, which brings balance to all of your major systems, increases blood flow, and helps you better manage stress.

There’s no need to live with frequent headache pain. Schedule a consultation for chiropractic care at Back to Health, LLC, today either online or by calling the office.