If you suffer from painful headaches or migraines on a regular basis, you’re not alone. Headaches are one of the most common ailments in Canada, and our chiropractors at F.I.R.S.T Health have helped hundreds of people relieve their headaches through specialized chiropractic care. In part one of this series, we looked at two common types of headaches: tension headaches and cluster headaches. In this blog, we’ll discuss three more common kinds of headaches and how chiropractic care can help.
Sinus headaches are a result of inflamed sinuses and are often accompanied by a fever, runny nose, or swollen face. If you feel a deep pain in your cheekbones, forehead, or on the bridge of your nose, you’re probably suffering from sinus headaches. While nasal decongestants can be helpful to treat these headaches, a chiropractor may also be able to help eliminate the discomfort you feel.
Rebound headaches, also known as medication-overuse headaches, are caused by the regular, long-term use of medication to treat headaches such as migraines. While pain relievers can offer relief for the occasional headache, if you take them more than a couple times a week, they may trigger rebound headaches. For many people, alternative therapies like acupuncture and chiropractic care can help relieve the symptoms of these headaches.
Often confused with tension headaches, migraine headaches remain to be a bit of a mystery. Some potential theories of these headaches include irregularities in the brain’s blood vessel system or an underlying central nervous disorder. Research has shown that regular chiropractic adjustments may help relieve migraine discomfort.
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, you don’t have to be in pain much longer. Contact the certified chiropractors at F.I.R.S.T Health in Torrance to schedule an appointment today!