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Headaches offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Headaches services offered in Ankeny, Grimes and Altoona, IA

Everyone occasionally has headaches, but one in five suffer from regular, severe headaches. If you struggle with headache pain, you can turn to Aaron Martin, DC, and the team of experienced chiropractors at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries in Altoona, Ankeny, and Grimes, Iowa. They’re experts in treating migraine and tension headaches, along with headaches caused by neck pain, sports injuries, and other conditions. If you have recurring headaches, severe pain, or headaches following an injury, don’t wait to seek treatment. Call the nearest office or book an appointment online today.

Headaches Q&A

What causes headaches?

A wide range of headaches can disrupt your day. Their pain ranges from mild aches to severe pain, making it difficult to move. Some appear rarely; others occur multiple times a day for weeks. A few even cause symptoms beyond your head pain, like nausea and sensitivity to light.

There are well over 100 headache types, but they all belong to one of two categories based on their cause:

Primary headaches

Primary headaches begin in your neck and head. Three of the most common include tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines.

Secondary headaches

These headaches are caused by a health condition. For example, a concussion, chronic sinusitis, and temporomandibular (TMD) disorders commonly cause headaches.

What types of headaches do chiropractors treat?

The team at Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries has years of experience helping patients find relief from headaches.

The team specializes in treating migraine and tension headaches. They also treat headaches related to:

  • Sports and personal injuries
  • Temporomandibular disorders (TMD)
  • Neck pain
  • Ear infections
  • Tinnitus

Chiropractic care can dramatically improve your pain, as your neck and head share a network of nerves, blood vessels, and muscles. In fact, headaches often begin with a problem in your neck.

What should I expect during headache treatment?

Your Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries provider begins by completing a thorough assessment. They learn about your medical history, overall health, and the details of your headache, such as when it started, how often it occurs, and the symptoms you experience.

After diagnosing the type of headache, they recommend the treatment targeting your unique symptoms. Your care may include:

  • Spinal manipulation
  • Cox® Technic
  • Cervical mobilization
  • Trigger point therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical stimulation
  • Posture correction
  • Strengthening and stretching exercises
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Identifying headache triggers

Many problems in your neck, from misaligned vertebrae to tight muscles and pinched nerves, often lead to headaches. Gentle spinal manipulation treats these problems by restoring alignment, relieving nerve pressure, and relaxing muscles.

Your provider also identifies lifestyle habits that contribute to your headaches and recommends changes you can make to prevent them. You may spend too much time sitting in one position working on a computer, putting excessive stress on your neck. Or you may need to avoid certain foods that trigger migraine headaches.

To learn more about expert chiropractic care for headaches, call Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries or request an appointment online today.

Non-Surgical & Non-Pharmaceutical Treatments

Chiropractic care is a natural non-surgical and non-pharmacological treatment of neuromuscular disorders and orthopedic conditions. At Iowa Chiropractic Clinic & Sports Injuries we have successfully treated thousands of injuries and cumulative traumas. These range from simple daily activities of living to the most extreme sports and accident injuries