Headache Pain Relief: How to Find Help

Woman finding headache pain relief by rubbing her temples.

According to the World Health Organization, roughly 50% of the global population is affected by headaches and headache type disorders. Among these individuals, 30% reported migraines.

Additionally, headaches that last 15 days or more per month affect 1.7-4% of the world’s adult population.

Do you suffer from headaches or migraines? Does the pain keep you from doing activities that you love?

Are regular daily tasks or even just getting out of bed hard to accomplish?

Looking for pain relief can be frustrating. Did you know a chiropractor can help with headaches?

Outside of headache triggers (ex., someone with strong perfume can trigger a headache in someone else), researchers have been looking into how the neck and anatomical structures around the outside of the head play a role in headaches and how they’re treated.

Keep in mind:

  • The brain doesn’t have pain receptors! The structures around the brain and skull, however, do feel pain.
  • A headache occurs when there are mixed signals between the brain, blood vessels, and nearby nerves.
  • When the suboccipital nerves are compressed or obstructed, it can cause blood vessels to swell. This increased blood flow that leads to swelling can cause increased sensation of pressure in the head.

What Else Triggers Headaches and How do I Find Relief?

For many people, the most common causes of headaches are:

  • Stress
  • Sitting with poor posture at a desk too long
  • Spending too much time looking at your phone or computer
  • Eating certain foods
  • Dehydration
  • Old whiplash injuries
  • Environmental factors such as light and noise
  • Poor sleep habits

While over-the-counter medication offers temporary pain relief, they won’t get to the root of the problem and solve what is really causing your headaches. This is where Dr. Gessert steps in!

Dr. Gessert believes in treating the structural issues that cause your pain rather than just the symptoms. Migraines, neck tension, and tension headaches can be treated by regular chiropractic care. A misalignment could be the reason you’re having headaches, and if you feel that you’ve tried everything, this could be the solution you’ve been looking for so you can get back to enjoying life!

Find Pain Relief with Chiropractic Care in Ann Arbor

If you’re tired of managing headache pain and need long-lasting relief, specific corrective care may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

When you visit Dr. Gessert, he’ll provide a complimentary consultation to talk about your pain and what the course of treatment might be for you.

Every person in our practice is treated for their specific needs and symptoms. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get rid of constant headaches, but you haven’t tried chiropractic care, now is the time.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Gessert today to finally feel relief from tension and migraine headaches!

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