Headache Treatment in Olympia WA

Headache Treatment Olympia WA

Chiropractic Olympia WA Migraine

Our bodies are complex mechanisms that even science can't truly understand in their entirety. Our neck and head are areas that are intricately made and capable of soo much. But, with the complex nature of our necks and heads, alongside the daily wear and tear and damage we inflict upon these parts while doing certain activities or actions, it is no surprise that we have to deal with issues that occur to our necks and heads in Olympia WA.

The most common issue we have to face is headaches. Everyone experiences headaches at least once in their life. It is the most commonly faced health condition among people. Headaches are the pains we face in the head region. These can range from throbbing around the eyes, near the neck, or a specific area to a pounding headache all over the entire head and extending to the neck.

There can be different types of headaches in Olympia WA, such as:

  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraines
  • Caffeine headaches
  • Thunderclap headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • Allergy headaches
  • Exertion headache
  • Spinal headache
  • Hypertension headache
  • Rebound headache
  • Hormone headache
  • Post-traumatic headache
  • Episodic headaches
  • Chronic headaches
  • Ice pick headache

These headaches all vary in their intensities and their duration and are caused by different reasons.

The most common and general causes for headaches include:

  • Alcohol use or withdrawal
  • Changes in sleeping or eating patterns
  • Lighting
  • Noise
  • Excessive medications
  • Depression
  • Allergies or sinus
  • Stress
  • Eye, neck, back strain
  • Improper posture
  • Strong odors
  • Second-hand smoke
  • Exposure to ingredients like caffeine, fermented foods, chocolate, or cheese.
  • Changes in the weather
  • Colds
  • Traumatic injury
  • Brain tumor
  • Intracranial pressure fluctuation
  • Infections
  • Inflammations

Common treatments for headaches include:

  • Resting in a place that prevents sensory overload
  • Heat/ ice compress on head and neck
  • Over the counter medications
  • Prescription pills
  • Preventative medication
  • Allergy medications

These are all effective methods. But there are better treatments that have more benefits than these. Massage therapy and Chiropractic care are such treatments.

Chiropractic care refers to joint and spine manipulation that helps ease pain and improve body functionality. Massage therapy refers to the kneading, tapping, stroking, and rubbing of the soft tissues of the body in order to relax, relieve pain and heal the body.

These treatments are especially great as they promote the body's healing and don't heal the body themselves. This ensures that the body doesn't develop dependence and also reduces the chances of future damage.

There is a multitude of benefits for both of these treatment methods.

Chiropractic care is beneficial in the following ways:

  • Immediate relief in pain
  • Increased blood circulation
  • Improved posture
  • Increases range of motion
  • Suitable for people of all ages and health conditions
  • Improves flexibility
  • No side effects, as from medication.
  • Improves body immunity
  • Reduces chances of future occurrences
  • Strengthens the body's healing and increases the speed of healing
  • Increase alertness and energy

Massage therapy has the following benefits for headaches:

  • Decreases pain
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Induces relaxation and relieves stress
  • Improves sleep patterns
  • Reduces distress symptoms
  • Releases tension
  • Promotes hair growth (if head massage)
  • Lowers blood pressure
  • Regulates hormones
  • Decrease in anxiety and stress levels
  • Lowers heart rate and blood pressure

There are a lot more benefits to chiropractic care and massage therapy for different health conditions. So book an appointment with your nearest licensed chiropractor or massage therapist and get feeling good!

Happy healing!

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Evergreen Family

1800 Cooper Point Rd SW
Building 24A
Olympia, WA 98502
P: (360) 943-7360
F: (360) 754-7022