Migraine Chiropractor

Migraine Chiropractor in Hoboken NJ

Hoboken Integrated Healthcare can help with your migraine pains, as well as the frequency in which you are having migraines. If you are interested in how a chiropractic adjustment can help you, contact our clinic today! Call us or request an appointment online. We are located at 90 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ 07030.

Migraine Chiropractor Near Me in Hoboken, NJ
Migraine Chiropractor Near Me in Hoboken, NJ

Table of Contents:

Is It a Migraine or Headache?
Can chiropractors help with migraines?
When should I go to the doctor for a migraine?
How often should you go to a chiropractor for migraines?

Is It a Migraine or Headache?

Headaches can be unpleasant; they cause pain in the head which can lead to excessive pressure and aching. The pain one may feel from a headache will vary from mild to severe, and usually, headaches will appear on both sides of the head. A few specific areas in which headaches often occur the most are the temples, forehead, and the back of the neck. Often headaches are short-lived and may last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. Different types of headaches can occur, as each headache may not be the same, there are:

• Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are one of the most common types of headache to have, you may notice muscle strain, anxiety, and stress before a tension headache occurs.

• Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches can be quite painful and often occur on only one side of the head. The reason they are called cluster headaches is due to them coming in clusters, this means the individual will experience what is known as headache attacks come in cycles, followed by headache-free times.

• Sinus Headaches

Sinus headaches often occur due to a sinus infection, and you may notice symptoms of a stuffy nose, fever, cough, congestion, and facial pressure.

• Chiari Headaches

Chiari headaches are a birth defect, they cause the skull to push up against parts of the brain, which will cause a headache, the pain most often occurs at the back of the head.

• Thunderclap Headaches

A thunderclap headache is quite severe and will develop within 60 seconds or less. Symptoms of a thunderclap headache include subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is a severe medical condition that requires urgent medical attention. These types of headaches can occur due to a stroke, aneurysm, or injury. If you begin to experience these types of headaches, immediately call 9-1-1.

Migraines are like headaches, but they are much more intense and severe in nature and often showcase other symptoms which include:

• Nausea
• Pain occurring behind one ear or eye
• Pain within the temples
• Noticing spots or flashing lights
• Very sensitive to sound and/or light
• Vision loss may be a temporary symptom
• Vomiting

Migraines often only affect one side of the head, while it is still possible for a migraine to affect both sides, it’s less often to occur. Migraine’s also cause severe pain and throbbing that can make performing daily tasks and work almost impossible. Migraines are categorized into two categories:

Migraine with aura

Migraines with an aura is a sensation that individual experiences before they get a migraine, these sensations can occur anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes prior to a migraine occurring. Symptoms include:

• Starting to feel less mentally alert
• Issues thinking
• Noticing flashing lights or unusual lines everywhere
• Feelings a tingling or numbness sensation occur in the face and hands
• Noticing an unusual sense of smell, touch, and taste

Migraine without aura

While not all migraines start the same way, some may begin to experience symptoms of a migraine coming on a day or two before it begins. These symptoms may be subtle, but they are noticeable:

• Constipation
• Depression
• Yawning frequently
• Irritable
• Neck stiffness
• Food cravings that are unusual for you

Can chiropractors help with migraines?

Dr. Joseph Canova is able to assess, diagnose and help manage their patients’ headaches with chiropractic adjustments. Chiropractic care and manual therapy are shown to be effective when treating cervicogenic and tension headaches. Studies also show that chiropractic adjustments can also help to decrease the intensity and frequency of an individual’s migraines.

When should I go to the doctor for a migraine?

You should seek urgent medical attention if you are experiencing a headache that is one of the worst you have ever felt, as well as symptoms of vision loss, loss of consciousness, uncontrolled vomiting, or if the headache is lasting longer than 72 hours with less than 4 hours with no headaches.

How often should you go to a chiropractor for migraines?

The number of visits each individual should undergo when it comes to chiropractic adjustments for their migraines will depend on many factors. The best answer for this is to speak to our resident chiropractor at Hoboken Integrated Healthcare today about your migraines. To learn more, call us or request an appointment online. We are located at 90 Hudson St Hoboken, NJ 07030. We serve patients from Hoboken NJ, Jersey City NJ, Union City NJ, Secaucus NJ, Newark NJ, and North Bergen NJ.