Headaches And Migraines

Headaches And Migraines Specialist
When you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, they impact every aspect of your life. Dr. David Voyer and Dr. Jake Daly understand the debilitating effect headaches have, offering their patients a solution at Arrowhead Physical Medicine. By serving locations such as Peoria, Surprise, and El Mirage, Arizona, they can help reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches. Contact the office to learn more or book your appointment online today.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

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What causes headaches?

There are multiple causes for headaches. Sometimes they’re caused by specific triggers, including certain foods, loud noises, or bright lights. Other times headaches are caused by stress or tension in the neck and shoulders. Headaches are also brought on by dehydration or bad posture, especially for those who spend a lot of time at a computer, hunched over in a “C” position.

What are migraines?

Migraines are a type of headache associated with specific symptoms, including:

  • Severe pain on one side of the head
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Nausea
  • Irritability

Migraine headaches can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and many who suffer may experience debilitating pain.

How do you prevent headaches?

You can’t prevent all headaches, but you can prevent some. Learning to avoid headache triggers is the easiest way to reduce their frequency.

For headaches without triggers, your chiropractor may recommend the following preventive measures:

  • Drink at least eight glasses of water a day
  • Get 30 minutes of physical activity daily
  • Avoid staying in one position for more than 60 minutes
  • Frequently stand and stretch when working
  • Learn stress reducing mechanisms

How does a chiropractor help with headaches?

When you see your chiropractor at Arrowhead Physical Medicine, they may be able to reduce both the frequency and severity of your headaches and migraines.

Sometimes, headaches are caused by spinal misalignment. This misalignment can put pressure on your nerves, leading to headaches and migraines. By adjusting the spine, your chiropractor relieves this pressure, increasing blood flow to your brain, and reducing muscle tension.

Beyond alignment, your chiropractor may discuss things you can do at home to reduce your headaches. These may include ergonomic improvements to help with posture and increase the amount of exercise you get.

If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, it’s time to find relief. The doctors at Arrowhead Physical Medicine offer a range of services that can help decrease your headaches’ severity and frequency. Contact the office to learn more or schedule your initial consultation online today.

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