New Solutions To Migraines In North Portland

New Solutions To Migraines In North Portland

Will Chiropractic Care in Portland Help Headaches?

Headaches in North Portland are a type of pain everyone has had the experience of at least once in their life, and, for most, it is fleeting and goes away quite quickly.

But, there are some unfortunate enough to encounter cluster headaches.

Cluster headaches are the type of headaches that occur in a series of quite short but severely painful daily headaches. These can go on for weeks, or months at a time.

Most people (not all) who face this annoying problem mistake them for allergy symptoms as they occur at around the same time each year.

These are known to be most commonly occurring among people in between the stages of adolescence and middle ages. But, it can occur at any age.

Cluster headaches can be of two types:

  1. Episodic: These occur regularly with a period of relief
  2. Chronic: These occur over a long period of time, Maybe a few months or a year at once, and a very small period of relief.

Cluster headaches usually reach their full ferocity within a short period, usually 5-10 minutes. Almost always on only one side during a headache session and last for a short duration of the half to around 3 hours.

These are usually quite predictable with signs like droopy eyelids, glares from lights, eye redness, congested or runny nose, sensitivity to light, and are also seemingly linked to the circadian rhythm.

It is unknown what the root cause of cluster headaches is. The nerves at the base of the skull get pinched by dilation of the blood vessels which supply blood to the brain and face, but the reason for this dilation is unknown.

The usual treatments for these include 100% oxygen inhalation (which isn’t very practical or cheap), Triptan medications (a type of inhaled pain reliever), Dihydroergotamine (DHE) (injected medication).

Preventative measures like blood pressure medications, muscle relaxants, meds that reduce nerve inflammation, anti-depression meds, anti-seizure meds, etc. alongside lifestyle changes to prevent strain on the blood vessels, nerves, or muscles are also suggested.

Surgeries are also an option as they can disable the nerve connecting the nerve which transmits sensations from the face to the brain.

But, these treatments are all invasive and are expensive with high possibilities of side effects. There is another treatment.

Chiropractic Care for Headaches in North Portland OR

Chiropractic care (chiro-care) at North Portland Wellness Group is a branch of complementary and alternative medicine and focuses on helping the body heal itself through treatments focused on nerve relief, especially when the spine is the issue.

Chiro-care also improves and regulates blood circulation, relaxes your muscles, and relieves pain.

Cluster headaches are a problem of the nerve, muscles, and blood circulation, and the adjusting of the spine so that the nerve causing cluster headaches isn’t pinched is very effective.

Benefits of chiro-care for cluster headaches:

  1. It is relaxing, less expensive, effective, long-term, and quick
  2. The body’s pain and damage resistances increase
  3. The improved circulation and immunity keep the body more healthy.
  4. The improved circulation also ensures better oxygen supply to the nerve, making the effects more long-term.
  5. There are no side effects as it is a non-invasive treatment
  6. The treatments improve posture.

Chiropractic is a great preventative and long-term treatment and management for cluster headaches.

So, book an appointment with your nearest licensed North Portland chiropractic and free yourself from cluster headaches.

Happy healing!


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