Headaches & Migraines

Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines

According to the World health organization, more than 50 percent of people globally are affected by headache disorders. However, most people don't know the difference between headaches and migraines. Here at Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland, our team can help you understand and treat your headache or migraine. Headache and migraine treatment from our highly experienced chiropractor can decrease the pain and improve your life quality. We will perform a thorough assessment of your condition to develop a suitable treatment method.


The Difference Between Headaches and Migraines

When you feel pain in your head, it might be challenging to identify whether it's a headache or migraine. Headaches cause pressure and pain, usually on one side of the brain. They often affect the forehead, back of the head, or the temples. Common causes of headaches include anxiety, stress, and muscle tension.

However, migraines are intense pains in the head, often associated with other symptoms like nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, and seeing flashlights. Migraines tend to have more severe symptoms than headaches and mostly affect both sides of your brain. Common causes of migraine include weather changes, hormonal fluctuations, and bright lights.

A Different Approach to Treating Headaches and Migraines

Here at our office, we offer a viable relief treatment for those suffering from headaches or migraines. NUCCA stands for the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA), which involves chiropractors who focus on the upper spinal area to alleviate conditions like migraines. Known colloquially as a NUCCA treatment, the approach starts with a full evaluation of the patient to identify potential alignment issues in the patient's frame and skeletal structure. If a patient is found to have a misalignment, our chiropractor will apply the NUCCA treatment to bring the patient's body back into physical alignment balance again. The NUCCA approach has been found in clinical studies to be highly effective. In many studies, the baseline headache frequency was a brutal 14.5 events monthly. After engaging with a NUCCA approach, affected patients saw their headache frequency decrease to 11.4 events per month. After two months of treatment, most patients were under 9 events per month.

A reduction in headaches equates to a significant life improvement for severe headache sufferers. Instead of spending half a month in pain and being incapacitated, they regained time with life, family, and work. The most notable improvements for patients were in emotional outlook and mobility, which improved their physical feeling as well. NUCCA treatment is not a full-blown cure but has proven to be a viable treatment with positive results for patients.

NUCCA Treatments Available in Oakland

At Equilibrium Spinal Care in Oakland, our team can help you better control your headaches and migraines. We are National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA) trained. We utilize a NUCCA treatment approach, with many of our patients confirming their headaches are decreasing and getting their life back. Stop suffering and living in dark rooms trapped in bed due to nausea and pain. Regain control of your life with our NUCCA treatment approach at Equilibrium Spinal Care. Call today to schedule your first appointment with our team!

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