Headaches And Migraines Specialist

Advanced Back & Neck Care

Integrated Wellness Center located in Chandler, AZ

Headaches and migraines can put a damper on your mood and slow you down throughout the day. While occasional head pain is unavoidable, if headaches and migraines affect you most days of the month, it’s time to get treatment. The practitioners at Advanced Back and Neck Care have helped many men and women in Chandler, Arizona find relief from chronic headaches. Make your first appointment by using the online booking system or calling the office to schedule.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

How are headaches and migraines treated?

Your dedicated practitioner at Advanced Back and Neck Care establishes a treatment plan based on your headache symptoms. Most treatment plans include a series of spinal adjustments. During an adjustment, your provider carefully realigns your spine and joints.

When you receive regular chiropractic adjustments, natural energy flow is restored in your body. Over time, the intensity and frequency of your headaches should diminish. Part of your headache and migraine treatment plan may also include:

  • Massage therapy
  • Acupuncture
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Relaxation technique training

What causes headaches and migraines?

The exact cause of headaches and migraines isn’t always known. Tension headaches may be the result of stress and muscle tension, while migraines may stem from an imbalance in brain chemicals. Frequent head pain also may be caused by:

  • Too much caffeine
  • Artificial sweeteners
  • Misaligned spine
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Tension or trigger points
  • Bright lights
  • Strong smells
  • Dehydration
  • Hormonal changes

Will I need more than one appointment to treat headaches?

Likely, yes. While you should experience some improvement after your first appointment at Advanced Back and Neck Care, it takes several sessions to get your headaches and migraines under control. Most treatment plans start out with one or two visits per week.

As you continue to improve, you can cut back to once a week, or a few times per month. Because chronic headache sufferers report a noticeable improvement after treatment, often patients come back occasionally for routine maintenance adjustments.

Can I tell when a migraine is going to start?

Probably, yes. Frequent migraine sufferers often notice several symptoms of a migraine attack days before it actually starts. You might be able to tell that a migraine is approaching if you:

  • See flashes of light
  • Become overly sensitive to lights or smells
  • Have dizzy spells
  • Lose your appetite
  • Have blurry vision
  • Feel sick to your stomach

It often is helpful to keep a headache journal. When you notice any sort of abnormal issue, no matter how minor, write it down. After a few months, you should start noticing patterns. This can help you and your doctor devise a preventive plan so you can stop that headache before it starts — or at least lessen your headache pain.