Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Cluster Headaches in Olympia WA

Benefits Of Chiropractic Care For Cluster Headaches in Olympia WA

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Headaches in Olympia WA are one of the most common kinds of body pains humans experience. Everyone has experienced headaches at least once in their life for a bunch of different reasons and most headaches are harmless. But, when the reasons behind the headaches or the pattern of the headaches are different, is when things take a turn for the worse.

Cluster headaches are one of the types of headaches which occur in cyclical patterns or periods of clusters, hence the name.

They are one of the most painful kinds of headaches and can last anywhere from a week to a few months followed by periods of remission wherein no headaches occur for months to years and the cycle keeps repeating.

With how painful the headaches are, it is almost like the headaches hold themselves back for the remission periods and then come back with vengeance.

Cluster headaches can occur for people at around the same times of the year. Thus, people can mistake cluster headaches for symptoms of allergies.

There isn't a specific cause for the cluster headache, a nerve in the face is involved and occurs when the nerve pathway at the base of the brain is irritated. But the symptoms are very well known. Some symptoms include:

  • Immense pain behind or around one eye and radiating to other parts of the face, head, and neck.
  • Excessive tearing
  • Redness of the eye.
  • Stuffy or runny nose.
  • Excessive sweating on the affected side
  • Flushing or paling of the face and neck
  • Swelling or drooping around the affected eye
  • The headache leaves within, usually, 30-90 minutes and reach their full force in 5-10 minutes.
  • Can come multiple times during the day.
  • Can be predictable with a relation of some kind to the circadian rhythm.
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nausea
  • Restlessness and agitation
  • Constricted pupil
  • Can feel like a burning or a stabbing pain.

Treatments for cluster headaches in Olympia WA include:

  • Medications: The medications are taken to either ease the pain, reduce future occurrences by suppression. These are effective, but with how often the headaches occur, the medications will be expensive or addictive
  • Abortive treatment: Injections or nasal sprays to stop a headache. These are effective but can be useless if you don't have a headache by the time you get administered.
  • Surgeries haven't had much success.
  • Therapies of different types like electrical stimulation from the upper gums.
  • Alternate treatments: Acupuncture, Physiotherapy, chiropractic, etc. are also effective treatments.

Chiropractors tend to use a technique called spinal manipulation for cluster headaches.

This is highly effective in reducing the pain and can help with reducing the irritation levels of the nerves at the base of the skull to reduce the frequency and the occurrence of headaches and all naturally without invasions.

The movement and manipulation of the spine to no longer press on or irritate the nerves makes it very effective.

The different benefits of chiropractic for cluster headaches include:

  • Pain relief
  • Very long term effectiveness
  • Improves posture
  • Communication by nerves throughout the body gets restored
  • Improved blood circulation
  • Increased mobility and range of motion
  • Cost-effective
  • Suitable for people of all ages and most health conditions
  • Non-invasive

There are many other benefits of chiropractic for different health issues. So, if you are anyone you know is suffering from cluster headaches, relief is not far. Just book an appointment with your nearest licensed chiropractor and get healthy.

Happy healing!

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