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Headaches and MigrainesTreatment in Little Rock and Benton

If you have a headache disorder, you should not suffer this debilitating condition on your own. Pain Care Associates in Little Rock and Benton can provide you with safe and effective treatment to help you overcome these headaches, permitting you to once again become an active participant in your life. 

According to the World Health Organization, headache disorders are among the most commonly occurring disorders of the nervous system. Headaches can have a significant impact on those who suffer from them. Sufferers experience debilitating pain, a great personal and societal burden, a financial cost to manage, and impaired quality of life. Worldwide, approximately 47% of adults experience symptoms meeting the criteria for a headache disorder, which includes migraines, tension-type headaches, and cluster headaches. 

Types of Headache Disorders

woman with a headache holding her templesMigraines are one of the primary headache disorders, affecting individuals as early as puberty but being particularly prevalent in those ages 35 to 45. These headaches are characterized by attacks involving intense pain on one or both sides of the head. They may last anywhere from a few hours to a few days. In addition, sufferers may experience migraine attacks as frequent as yearly or even weekly. Other symptoms accompanying migraines may include nausea, vomiting, visual disturbances, tingling or numbness of the face, and/or intense sensitivity to sensory stimuli (i.e. sound, light, touch, smell).   

Tension-type headaches are the most common among all headache disorders. This pain is characterized by a tightening or increasing pressure band around the head that radiates to or from the neck on occasion. These attacks may last a few hours, but sometimes extend across days. They are typically associated with stress or musculoskeletal problems in the neck. 

Cluster headaches are another type of primary headache disorder. While they are the least frequent of headache disorders, they are also the most debilitating in nature. Cluster headaches are recurring with brief episodes of extremely severe pain. Pain and discomfort may occur around the eye and cause tearing or redness. In addition, the sufferer’s nose may run and the affected side of the face or eyelid may droop. These headaches are more common in men.

Treatment for Headaches and Migraines in Little Rock and Benton

Since headaches are common nerve disorders, spinal manipulation can provide drug-free and safe treatment for headaches and musculoskeletal discomfort. At Pain Care Associates, our doctors will help you to address the source of your headache pain and apply chiropractic adjustments that relieve spinal and nerve stress. We also offer deep tissue massage which can prove beneficial for headache and migraine sufferers. What's more, our clinic doctors and staff offer holistic counseling to not only help improve headaches with chiropractic, but also help our client choose exercise, diets, and lifestyle choices to improve their conditions. 

To consult with one of our experienced chiropractors about your headaches or migraines, call the Little Rock or Benton clinic now at 501-223-3314.