Headaches And Migraines

Headaches And Migraines
Headaches and migraines are common causes of pain and irritation. The healthcare providers at Arizona Pain Relief help patients from in and around Phoenix to find relief from headaches from offices located in Anthem and Scottsdale, Arizona.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

What Causes Headaches?

While headaches are common, they are not a normal condition. Most people may experience a headache a few times a year because of dehydration, but if you experience headaches more often, it could be a sign of a medical condition in need of professional attention. Some of the causes of headaches include:

  • allergies, including food allergies and seasonal allergies
  • chronic stress or anxiety
  • high blood pressure
  • injury or trauma to the head or spine
  • sedentary lifestyle
  • spinal conditions like arthritis or nerve impingements
  • strain or tension in the muscles of the neck, shoulders, and back

The healthcare providers at Arizona Pain Relief will ask many questions about your headaches and examine you thoroughly to identify the root cause of your headaches. Once the cause of your headaches has been identified, a customized treatment plan to help you find relief and get back to normal with be created and implemented.

How Is a Migraine Different From a Headache?

A migraine is a type of headache that is associated with severe pain and other symptoms such as nausea, increased sensitivity to light and sound, and in about a quarter of migraines, visual disturbances or blurry vision called a migraine aura. Both vascular and nerve-related factors contribute to migraines. Chiropractic care and other alternative treatments are an ideal solution for migraines since the techniques used in chiropractic care are designed to improve both circulation and nervous system function.

How Are Headaches and Migraines Treated?

At Arizona Pain Relief, the providers customize treatment to address the specific type of headache and related symptoms experienced by an individual patient. The providers avoid using pain relief medication because these drugs only mask the pain and don’t do anything to address the underlying cause of the headache. They use a combination of medical treatments, chiropractic adjustments, headache injections, and physiotherapy to treat your headaches or migraines. The providers are also being trained and licensed to use Botox as an alternative treatment for headaches. Botox temporarily paralyzes subdermal muscles, which can also relieve the tension responsible for many headaches.

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