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Frequently Asked Questions About Headache & Migraine Pain and Relief

Headache & migraine pain can be as frustrating and puzzling as it is disabling. If you're stumped as to how you can overcome your headache or migraine issues without drugs, check out the answers to these frequently asked questions on the subject at Eulo Chiropractic center.

man having a headache

What causes tension headaches?

Tension headaches are caused by muscle spasms within tight, strained neck muscles. These spasms pull on membranes close to the skull, sending out pain messages in the form of a throbbing, diffuse headache.

What are cluster headaches?

Cluster headaches are sharp, intense headaches that occur near one eye or the other. They are so named because they tend to appear in "clusters" of multiple attacks over a period of weeks. 

How does my neck alignment affect my risk for headaches?

 If your head and neck aren't aligned properly, the weight of your head may be distributed unevenly across your neck muscles, leading to the tightness and spams that provoke tension headaches. Cluster headaches have been associated with a misalignment at the C1 vertebra, the topmost vertebra in the neck.

Why do people get migraines?

Migraines are mysterious in origin, though scientists believe that they are started by serotonin imbalances that lead to sudden blood vessel dilation in the head. Migraines are triggered by an amazingly wide range of stimuli, from hormonal changes and weather conditions to flashing lights and specific foods.

What are the symptoms of a migraine?

A migraine typically produces an enormously intense headache, but it can also cause visual disturbances called auras in the moments before the actual attack. Other symptoms include nausea, faintness, sound/light sensitivity, and mood changes.

How does your Sewell NJ chiropractor ease headaches?

Our Sewell NJ chiropractor, Dr. Christopher Eulo, can evaluate your cervical spine to see whether an alignment error is causing your chronic tension or cluster headaches. Straightening your head's position on your neck can take the strain off of your neck muscles. Adjustments to the upper cervical spine may also reduce the incidence of cluster headaches.

Can chiropractic treatment help with migraines?

Research shows that chiropractic treatment does indeed reduce the frequency of migraine attacks. This drug-free form of care may also make your migraines less severe. At the same time, we can educate you on the common migraine triggers so you can take steps to avoid them.

Learn More From Our Sewell NJ Chiropractor

You don't have to suffer from the headaches and migraines once that you know where the solutions are -- and they're right here at Eulo Chiropractic Center. Call 856-269-4567 to schedule headache & migraine relief!