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Headaches are one of the top three things we treat at Be Well Chiropractic.
The most common types are a migraine, cluster, tension, and post-concussion.
A true migraine headache is hormonal in nature and much more obvious for a woman. The diagnosis of a migraine often leaves a person feeling very frustrated and medicated, but still in pain.
A structural, root cause can often be detected to help eliminate or reduce the frequency and intensity of your migraines.
- sensitivity to light and sound or feeling overstimulated
- sleep disturbances
- having headaches ‘since as long as you can remember’
- having headaches as the result of a trauma
- pain behind the eyes (cluster headaches)
- pain in the back of the head (tension headaches)
- pain in the neck
- dizziness or vertigo
- crying spells
- you are ‘allowed’ to have more than one kind of a headache.
Cluster headaches: Cluster headaches once examined correctly, have a true and obvious structural cause. All the bones of your skull ‘breathe’. They don’t move like an arm. But fit like a puzzle piece with space in between. The key bone of the skull is called the sphenoid bone and it looks like a raccoon mask, fitting neatly in behind the eyes. When one or both sides of this is stuck, this can result in a severe headache behind the eyes. In fact, when you are born, the sucking mechanism helps realign this. So if it did not get back in place properly when you were an infant it could have always been this way. Yes, the neck is usually involved too, but this is a key component in those deathly cluster headaches.
Tension headaches. Look chiropractic can’t take the stressors out of your life, but getting adjusted certainly does reset the body’s sensory response, reduces pain, and therefore can help the perception of stress. It is as simple as when you have a cold, life is harder. If your body is so locked up and out of function from lack of proper movement, the body itself will become a stressor. Breaking up these head, neck, and spinal adhesions allow the body to function the best it can individually. It can only help. Thoughts (stress and negativity), trauma (physical) and toxins (environment, diet) all lead to the body not performing well. A chiropractic adjustment addresses this triad and proper education from Dr. Janelle, allows you choices, correction, and encouragement.
Concussion or post-concussive headaches. Look, this hits home for me. I have had 6 that I remember. (That is always a joke to me). Car accidents, sports injury and a couple freak accidents. I have a heart for the fact that my husband really had to be my treating doctor and all the more, I understand that after a concussion, you are now changed. What I hear the most is how ‘no one understands because it is not on the outside’. Very true. You can’t help that part. What you need to know is one concussion is the very thing that makes you at risk for more, because it scrambles your brain. Regardless of the cause, both of us are very versed in treating it with chiropractic and also coping strategies. This type of a headache should Not be overlooked.
Let me tell you about one other very key area in headache resolution. the C1 bone. It is the one right behind your ears and at the base of your skull. It is a highly mobile, very important piece of equipment in you. This bone is why we had to 2/3 of our schooling and why we value a safe exam at Be Well Chiropractic.
It is the ‘off switch’ of the body. Meaning, your brain is on all the time, and this first bone (the off switch) regulates it being balanced. If the off switch is stuck, imagine!!! The brain stem sits in the middle of C1. It is vital. It is important. It is a primary player in many things, not the least of which is headaches.
Upper neck and cranial work are a passion of mine and my husband is brilliant at it, as he is the chiropractor who treated my head injuries.
Call today!: (615) 967-7585. Dr. Janelle S. Farris at Be Well Chiropractic. Let us help get to the root of the cause, eliminate your pain, and improve your quality of life.
REVIEWS FROM PATIENTS
“(My experience) has been amazing and I have formed a wonderful relationship with both doctors. They continue to research how to show me more exercises and treatment plans to help strengthen my body.”
“My body has adjusted better as time has gone by and feels very flexible and strong doing long days at work.”
“I’ve gotten a lot better and have learned how to take care of my own body with stretches and exercises Dr. Janelle has given me specifically for my body type.”
“I would recommend not just seeing a chiropractor, but seeing Dr. Janelle. She’s knowledgeable and thorough and will give you the best plan to bring you into a healthier lifestyle”
“I loaded up on Tylenol and other pain medications and tried getting frequent massages, which only provided temporary relief. I was always in pain and stiff.”
“I absolutely love this office and staff. Dr. Greg gave me a great program of treatments and exercises (and) I started to feel relief after the very first session.”
“Chiropractic should be in one’s priority list, just as taking vitamins and eating healthy. A must try, as you may not know how much better you can feel. Depending on the issue, I strongly feel chiropractic care is important to feeling healthy and staying active.”
“I was kind of scared of the adjustments but I figured chiropractic care was the only medical care that could “fix” the problem. Dr. Hutti was very kind and good about explaining what was going on in a clear way that was easy to understand for an average person with no medical background.”
“(Dr. Hutti) recommended continued adjustments to re-align the vertebrae, daily exercises to keep movement and to strengthen my muscles, to hold vertebrae in the correct position.”
“I am so thankful for their knowledge and help!”
Anna starting coming to Be Well Chiropractic with lung complications due to cystic fibrosis. She was having middle back pain mainly due to coughing. She has “always been a huge fan of chiropractic care when it comes to keeping (her) immune system at its strongest.”
“Dr. Janelle has been a huge factor and partner in my health. When your body is aligned right it can heal itself so much easier. I think chiropractic care is crucial to my health and quality of life.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle her “breathing has become much easier and more free.”
“I am better now than when I first came. I continue to get/feel better with every visit. I am learning things that I believe will allow me to stay healthy for a very long time.”
“I find that going to Dr. Greg was very helpful. I tried everything else (and) nothing seemed to help. My headaches are gone. I would recommend trying Dr. Greg. It does work.”
Her first impression of chiropractic, this office, and the doctor was that “Dr. Janelle has a holistic approach that will have long-term benefits.” She was “very impressed with her knowledge and her approach.”
Since seeing Dr. Janelle, Lauren has gained back her range of motion in her neck and back. The numbness in her leg has gone away, the pain in her rib has lessened, and she no longer has headaches.
“I would recommend improving your lifestyle habits such as diet, physical activity, and chiropractic care.”
“I feel that this is a life-changing practice and that (chiropractic) is necessary for a healthy life.”
“(I) feel so much better and the pain is practically gone.”