Suffering from debilitating headaches is extraordinarily painful, but it doesn't mean that life cannot return to normal. Common types of headaches include tension, migraine, and cervicogenic headaches which can lead to you being unable to complete even the simplest of tasks. Whether you have just started suffering from headaches or they are a chronic problem, visiting a chiropractor may offer sustained relief. A chiropractor is uniquely qualified and trained to diagnose and manage headaches. At Hogan Family Chiropractic in Frisco, TX, Drs. Mike & Andrea are ready and willing to assist with any headache related challenge and can help you understand how regular visits to a chiropractor can help.
While over the counter pain medication can offer temporary relief, the only way to get rid of headaches for good is to identify the root cause. Ultimately, that is why so many people turn to a chiropractor for help. When you visit a chiropractor, your first appointment will include a thorough examination of your medical history and your body. For a headache, a chiropractor will usually start with spinal manipulation along your neck to identify any vertebrae that are out of place or impinging on a nerve. Depending on the type of headache and the physical examination, further adjustments to your back or other areas may be needed.
In addition to performing an adjustment, a chiropractor can also work with you to develop a plan to make lifestyle changes to prevent headaches from returning. Common causes of headaches include stress, poor posture, poor sleep, dehydration, food issues, and prolonged sitting. We may also provide soft tissue therapies such as electric muscle stimulation when tension is a contributing factor. At Hogan Family Chiropractic in Frisco, TX, Drs. Mike & Andrea will work tirelessly to identify the root cause of your headaches, develop a lasting treatment plan, and continue to see you as needed to ensure that you return to a normal, active, and healthy lifestyle.