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Headache Relief

Headache relief can be life-changing. Whether you suffer from chronic migraine headaches or not, a headache can put you out of commission for days at a time. At Beeson Wellness Center, we want to help give you the relief you need without using drugs. Sometimes drugs have very little success in giving you headache relief anyways.

What is a Migraine?

A migraine is a type of headache that can cause severe, throbbing pain, or a pulsing sensation. Usually, it occurs on one side of your head. It is often accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and extreme light and sound sensitivity.

Pain from a migraine can last from hours to days, and it can interfere with your ability to do daily activities.

Many events can trigger a migraine, but the most common denominator is stress. Stress leads to muscular tension, making your neck vertebrae move incorrectly. Your vertebrae not moving correctly causes reduced blood flow to your brain.

Your body responds to the reduced blood flow by opening the floodgates of blood through your arteries to your brain. This excess blood flow causes a headache, which is why you may experience a throbbing sensation in rhythm with your heartbeat.

Some people get warning signs that a migraine attack is coming, such as flashing lights, blind spots, or different sensations like tingling in their face.

Headache Treatments

Our team at Beeson Wellness Center offers treatments that reduce tension and stress on the neck and lowers the threshold for triggering a migraine.

Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than in the past, and we spend more hours in a fixed position or posture, such as sitting in front of a computer. Our sedentary lifestyles mean more people are suffering from headaches and migraines than ever.

Studies have proven that chiropractic care can effectively improve migraine headaches.

Treatment options include chiropractic manipulation, massage, and trigger point injection therapy into the muscles of the neck.

Chiropractic Manipulation

According to the American Chiropractic Association, spinal manipulation is an effective headache treatment option for many people suffering from headaches and migraines.

Chiropractic adjustment can improve acute and chronic neck pain, reducing the number of headaches you experience regardless of whether you suffer from migraines or other types of headaches.

Using an exact technique, we adjust the alignment of your spine to improve spinal function and alleviate stress on your nervous system. The adjustments allow your body to function more normally and reduce the risk of stress and tension, which are the primary causes of headaches.

Massage Therapy

Massage therapy can decrease migraine and tension headache pain and discomfort. The massage focuses on trigger points in the head, neck, shoulders, and back.

Studies show that massage therapy can decrease the occurrence of headaches and sleep disturbances in adults afflicted with migraines. Massage also promotes relaxation and reduces mental and physical stress, which can trigger headaches.

Trigger Point Injection Therapy

Trigger points within the head, neck, and shoulders muscles can cause headaches. We use trigger point injection therapy to relieve those specific muscles, which provides relief from your headache.

Final Words

Suffering from migraine headaches can make even simple daily chores impossible to do. We want to help you get rid of that pain and live your life to the fullest. If you get migraines, contact us and schedule a free consultation, you won’t regret it.


Dr. Daniel Beeson

Beeson Wellness Center

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