Headaches

Easley Spine And Disc -  - Non-Surgical Disc Specialist

Easley Spine And Disc

Non-Surgical Disc Specialist located in Easley, SC

When you have headaches or migraines, it can impact your overall sense of wellness and prevent you from work, play, and enjoying life. Adam Gentry, DC, EP of Easley Spine and Disc help improve headache symptoms for men, women, and children in Easley, South Carolina. Using state-of-the-art techniques, he can help improve your symptoms and relieve your pain. For a consultation, call or schedule an appointment online.

Headaches Q & A

What are a headache and a migraine?

A headache is a general term that refers to localized or generalized pain in any area of your head, which may range in severity from mild to debilitating. Headaches may last anywhere from a few minutes or hours to days.

You may describe your headache pain as dull, sharp, or throbbing. You may have other associated symptoms, such as eye pain, sinus tenderness, mood changes, and nausea. 

Generally, migraines refer to severe headaches that affect only one side of your head and cause severe light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. Migraines often begin with an aura, which is unique to each person. Auras may include blind spots, flashes of light, or tingling on one side of the face.

Migraines may last for an extended period, anywhere from three hours to three days, and may have triggers, such as specific smells, stress, or hormonal changes.

What causes headaches and migraines? 

Headaches and migraines could be the result of underlying diseases that impact blood flow, nerve pain, or increased intracranial pressure. Conditions such as high blood pressure and brain tumors could increase the potential for headaches or migraines.

More commonly, problems with structures of the head and neck cause headaches. Structures of the head and neck include muscles, nerves, blood vessels, and bones. Typically, these kinds of headaches and migraines have reversible causes and aren’t the result of a disease or severe condition.

Some reversible causes of headaches may include: 

  • Muscle tension
  • Pinched or compressed nerves
  • Degenerative disc disease
  • Neck pain or injury
  • Shoulder pain or injury
  • Inflammation
  • Whiplash
  • Nutritional imbalance
  • Dehydration

Dr. Gentry, DC, can help with many of these reversible causes using comprehensive chiropractic care.

How can chiropractic care help my headaches or migraines?

Quality chiropractic care could help reverse or treat underlying conditions causing your headaches or migraines. After a comprehensive assessment and evaluation, your personalized treatment plan may include:

  • Spinal adjustment or manipulation: to realign the spine and relieve strain on muscles and nerves
  • Spinal decompression: to relieve pressure on pinched nerves
  • Laser therapy: to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and ease pain
  • Nutritional supplements: to improve the body’s nutritional balance

Dr. Gentry, DC, and the Easley Spine and Disc team offer ongoing, customized care to help you improve your long-term headache and migraine pain.

For a consultation about your headaches or migraines, call or schedule an appointment online with Easley Spine and Disc today.