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Posted on 05-08-2017

Headache Relief in Santa Barbara, CA

Pain that radiates through your head or causes discomfort in a specific area of your head complicates your lifestyle. It harms your ability to focus and it may prevent you from engaging in certain activities. At the Advanced Chiropractic Group, we offer treatment for headaches and migraines that may cause discomfort and pain in your daily life.

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Types of Headaches

Before seeking headache relief in Santa Barbara, you need to understand the type of headache that impacts your health and situation. Since different types of headaches cause a variety of different symptoms, recognizing the types of headache will help a chiropractor determine the right type of treatment for your needs.

The common types of headaches include:

  • Tension headaches, which are often caused by stress or tension in your shoulders
  • Migraines, which can have a variety of triggers
  • Cluster headaches, which occur in groups and are considered the most painful type of headache
  • Sinus headaches, which cause pressure along the nose, eyes and the sinus area
  • Hormone headaches, which commonly occur in women in relation to hormonal changes during puberty, menopause, pregnancy and similar situations

While the common types of headaches give chiropractors a direction for treatment, you must discuss your situation to help a professional determine the right course of action for your situation. The causes of your discomfort may relate to a variety of factors and treatment focuses on your health.

Causes of Headaches

The underlying reasons for your headaches may range from accidents or injuries to illnesses. Depending on the causes of your discomfort, a treatment plan at our clinic may vary.

Common factors that may contribute to headaches include:

  • Tension or stress
  • Injuries from an accident
  • Sicknesses, such as a cold or flu
  • Allergic reactions
  • Environmental factors, such as smells, lighting or similar factors
  • Medications
  • Hormones, particularly in women

Since the cause of your headaches may stem from a variety of factors and may have multiple causes, a chiropractor must evaluate your needs before recommending a treatment plan. At our clinic, we offer treatments based on your health and situation.

When to Seek Treatment from a Santa Barbara Chiropractor

Seeking treatment from a Santa Barbara chiropractor depends on your situation. As a general rule, you want to seek treatment when you have chronic headaches and they worsen progressively. You also want to seek treatment for severe headaches that may relate to migraines or cluster headaches.

Headaches that occur after an injury may also require treatment. Since whiplash and certain injuries to your neck and head may cause the discomfort, a chiropractor may help with your recovery goals. We also recommend treatment when the discomfort interferes with your normal activities and lifestyle.

An occasional headache is a normal part of your life, but it can cause problems when it persists or occurs on a regular basis. By working with a professional, you address the causes and heal from the discomfort. For more details about treatments, call 805-681-7322 today.

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