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Headaches

man touching his templesThrobbing pain. A dull ache. Sudden pain or “brain freeze” after eating ice cream. Pain on the top of the head. As one of the most common pain conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating.
This common type of discomfort often causes absenteeism from school or work. Those who experience frequent head pain may find that their mental health is impacted as well in the form of anxiety or depression.
But don’t worry, we’ve got good news. At Commonwealth Family Chiropractic, our team has years of experience helping people just like you overcome head pain from a variety of causes. We look forward to the chance to help you get back to living your life without the worry of frequent headaches.

The Main Types of Headaches

There are more than 150 types of headaches, which fall into two main categories: primary and secondary.

Primary
These ones aren’t due to another medical condition. The category includes

  • Cluster
  • Migraine
  • New daily persistent headaches (NDPH)
  • Tension
Secondary
This type is related to another medical condition, including

  • Head injury
  • High blood pressure (hypertension)
  • Infection
  • Medication overuse
  • Sinus congestion
  • Trauma
  • Tumor

How We Can Help

Evidence suggests that chiropractic adjustments can be an effective care option for tension headaches and ones that start in the neck, known as cervicogenic headaches.

Furthermore, while migraine headaches often have certain foods or other triggers, studies have also suggested that chiropractic can reduce the intensity and frequency of migraine headaches.

Following his examination and assessment, Dr. Eriksen will talk about your care plan and the type of technique that you may benefit from. We’ll go over the adjustment with you so you know what to expect. Often, we see patients experience relief from headaches in as little as one visit to a couple of weeks, though results vary depending on severity and frequency.

(1) 1Bryans R, Descarreaux M, Duranleau M, Marcoux H, Potter B, Ruegg R, Shaw L, Watkin R, White E. Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2011;34(5):274-89.

Schedule a Visit Today

If you’re suffering from headaches, we want to help. Contact us to schedule an appointment.


Headaches Elizabethtown, Hodgenville KY | (270) 735-9090