Headache Help in San Rafael
Do you have headaches more than a few times a week? Are they tension headaches? Or are they migraines? At Balance Chiropractic, many of my patients seek headache help in San Rafael, because their pain can be caused by a wide variety of problems.
In this article I’ll be discussing how you can be treated with chiropractic techniques and cranial therapies to ease your headache pain. I offer a variety of therapies to analyze and correct most issues that address the needs of headache suffers.
Do You Need Headache Help Because of a Concussion?
As I discussed in a previous article about “High School Football and Concussions”, many of my patients are sports enthusiasts who have experienced one or multiple concussions.
If you are suffering headaches due to a concussion, chiropractic treatment goals would be to diagnose some of the possible symptoms that can include foggy thinking, mood swings, head pain, and memory issues. I can work with you to:
- Reduce inflammation in your cranium.
- Shift the tone of your nervous system from the sympathetic fight flight mode to the parasympathetic, relaxed healing mode.
- Relieve chemical and physical irritation to your brain.
Furthermore, inflammation from headaches would be addressed with supplementation through spinal and cranial adjusting, which would take pressure off of stressed nerves, increase the flow of fluid around your brain to clear out toxic buildup, and give brain cells the nutrition they need to heal. Each of these can help you feel better and get you back to your active self.
Can Jaw Problems Cause Headaches?
If you have TMJ jaw issues, these can certainly cause headaches, dizziness, ringing in your ears, a feeling that your ear may be blocked, and perhaps sinus pain. Your temporomandibular joint (TMJ), the hinge that connects your jaw to your skull’s temporal bones is surrounded by many sensitive nerves and controlled by very strong muscles that that connect to your cheek bones and your skull above your ears. If you clench or grind your teeth, your jaw pops or your chin swings to one side when you open your mouth all the way, you have TMD, (Temporomandibular Dysfunction). Headache help for these issues is typically just a series of treatments away.
What to Do About Migraines and Tension Headaches
Migraines are related to blood flow to your brain, while tension headaches are related to muscles. But both are regulated by your nervous system, so I can treat both types of headaches with chiropractic adjusting, cranial therapies, and head injury treatment, if necessary.
My key to relieving pain from migraines or tension headaches is the flow of cerebral-spinal fluid around your brain and nerves coming from your neck. Cranial therapies can improve the vital fluid movement to clean up the chemical environment around your brain and chiropractic adjusting can take direct pressure off of your nerves causing your headache.
Other Symptoms That Can Cause Headaches
If you have a job that puts you under daily stress, or if you have physical, or emotional problems, these can all cause stress headaches. Similarly, vertigo and dizziness are symptoms that can come and go quickly, or last indefinitely but can be related to headaches or neck aches. With changing temperatures and seasons, sinus issues can also cause headaches.
Fortunately, I can relieve symptoms of daily stress, vertigo, dizziness, or sinus headaches with cranial therapy, a deeply relaxing technique that calms and refreshes your mind and spirit. This headache help technique restores subtle movements to your skull and facial bones, which keeps the fluids in your head moving so your symptoms can dissipate quickly.
Your San Rafael Headache Relief Center
In conclusion, for headache help in San Rafael, Balance Chiropractic offers a variety of ways to get you back to your active self, depending on if you have a headaches caused by a concussion, jaw problems, migraines, tension headaches, or more.