Much is know about headaches but we still have much more to learn. We know that most headache pain in caused by constriction of the blood vessels in the brain. Drugs that open (dilate) the blood vessels are helpful for the treatment of headaches. For example, caffeine can dilate blood vessels and is found in many over the counter medications for headaches including Anacin, Exceedrin and others. Prescription medication also contain caffeine and other chemicals that will dilate blood vessel.
What to expect from chiropractic treatment...
Most patients find that treatment by a chiropractor will help manage their headaches. While some have no headaches following treatment with a chiropractor, most find the treatment will reduce the intensity (how bad they are) of the headaches, reduce the frequency (how often they occur) and the duration (how long they last).
This is true of "tension headaches", "migraines", "cluster headaches", and others. Chiropractic treatment will help to dilate the blood vessels, relax the muscles in the neck and head and help the patient take less medication which may prevent rebound headaches and potential liver/kidney damage from frequent use of medications.
Our Roseville Chiropractors would be happy to help you in any way we can.