Chiropractic Clinic Headaches Treatment in Panama City, FL
Occasional headaches are an unfortunate part of life. Chronic headaches, on the other hand, can be so debilitating that they make normal life almost impossible. Moreover, chronic headaches aren’t as easily treated; popping pain pills several times a week can have serious negative effects on the body, and more to the point, they don’t treat the source of the pain.
Dr. Salamay at the Bay Clinic of Chiropractic offers functional, holistic treatment of various headache-causing conditions to help you overcome chronic pain and regain control over your life.
Headaches can be the result of a number of various conditions, and the first order of business is understanding the source of the headaches. Most broadly, chronic headaches can be divided into the categories of tension headaches or migraines, and each of these types manifests very differently. The causes of headaches are varied, and can include many serious medical conditions; some of the most common triggers for headaches, however, are obesity, stress, physical exertion, caffeine or alcohol abuse, and insomnia…and of course, the stress associated with headaches can cause these problems to worsen!
The symptoms of tension headaches can be incredibly painful: depending on the person, they can go beyond throbbing or pounding in the head to include sensitivity to light or sound, nausea and vomiting, drowsiness and confusion, weakness, blurry or double vision, and pain or stiffness in the neck or back.
Migraines are caused by a widening of the blood vessels in the head, leading to inflammation. They are characterized by their signature pulsing or throbbing on one side of the head, and through extreme pain and connections in the sympathetic nervous system, migraines also frequently lead to nausea and digestive distress.
Anyone who’s suffered through severe or chronic headaches has spent a great deal of time wondering just what can be done to make this pain go away. At the Bay Clinic, patients are treated with advanced chiropractic techniques that lessen the occurrence of chronic headaches by removing the root cause of the problem. Dr. Salamay is also a practitioner of functional neurology (FN), a technique that has shown enormous success in helping patients deal with severe headaches. In addition to reducing the frequency of headaches, the Bay Clinic staff can work with headache sufferers on pain relief strategies to lessen the pain experienced during each episode. Finally, the Clinical Nutrition services that we offer can help restore balance to the body, which prevents the conditions under which headaches arise (stress, restlessness, poor health) and makes it easier to avoid food and drinks that may trigger headaches (caffeine, alcohol, etc.).