Migraine

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

Chiropractic & Physical Medicine located in Florence, KY

Migraines and headaches are the third most common cause of pain and disability worldwide. Natural relief from headache and migraine pain from the team at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center in Florence, Kentucky, can help you get rid of the pain and clear your mind. Benton Dammel, DC, and Bryan Boudreaux, DC, provide conservative chiropractic and medical solutions to all types of headaches so you can get the relief you need. Call or schedule an appointment online today to get started.

Migraine Q & A

Physical Medicine & Wellness Center

What are the signs of a migraine?

Migraines are severe headaches that typically occur on one side of the head. Other signs of migraines include:

  • Severe, throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • An aura before a migraine occurs
  • Numbness or tingling in the face, jaw, or arms
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea

Migraines can last anywhere from four to 72 hours and some relief can be achieved by lying down in a quiet, dark room.

What causes migraines?

Migraines are a neurological disorder, though their cause is unknown. Migraines have specific triggers, including:

  • Tannins in coffee, tea, and red wine
  • Dairy products
  • MSG
  • Changes in weather, especially atmospheric pressure changes
  • Lack of sleep
  • Hormonal fluctuations

These triggers can also be associated with other types of headaches. The team can determine which type of headache you’re experiencing to recommend an appropriate treatment plan.

What are other types of headaches?

There are many types of headaches that present with specific patterns of pain, including the location of pain, frequency of pain, and other symptoms. Types of headaches include:

Tension headaches

Tension headaches are associated with muscle tension — especially in the neck and jaw — and stress. Tension headaches feel like a tight, throbbing band of pain around the head.

Stress headaches

Stress headaches are generally felt at specific points on the head, including the top of the head. Stress, dehydration, and lack of sleep can contribute to stress headaches.

Allergy and sinus headaches

Allergy and sinus headaches are felt most often around the forehead and nose area. Warm compresses over the face may be helpful in relieving sinus pain.

Cluster headaches

Cluster headaches are moderate to severe headaches on one side of the head. They tend to occur in clusters — meaning that you have a constant headache for a number of days or weeks before it goes away.

Headache symptoms can overlap, so it may be difficult to understand the cause of your headache without a consultation. The team asks specific questions to understand your headaches and make an accurate diagnosis.

How are headaches and migraines treated?

Treatment for headaches and migraines depends on your diagnosis. The team offers a variety of conservative methods, including chiropractic care, rehab, massage therapy, and electrical stimulation to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and stress, relax tense muscles, and improve the function of the joints in your neck, which can also contribute to headache pain.

Get headache relief today by calling or scheduling a visit online at Physical Medicine & Wellness Center.