Headache & Migraine Chiropractor in Kansas City
90% of Americans suffer from headaches or migraines.
Headaches are often the result of tight muscles and restricted joints within the neck and upper back. Migraines can have hormonal and chemical predispositions, however they are often associated with secondary headaches. Secondary headaches cause abnormal tension within the muscles of the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back increasing the frequency and duration of migraines.
- Throbbing, pounding, pulsating, intermittent or constant un-comfortability
- Generally bilateral or global (entire head) discomfort
- Pain starts in the occipital region (back of the head) and spreads around the outsides toward the frontal area
- Pain is often made worse by neck movements or sustained postures
- Decreased neck range of motion
- Sensation of a band or vise around the head; sometimes described as a painful, tight scalp
- Muscular tenderness or soreness in the soft tissues of the upper cervical spine
- One-day duration
- Unilateral (one side of the head)
- Nausea or vomiting
Treatments for Headaches & Migraines
Treatment for headaches & migraines includes soft tissue therapy to the surrounding area. Research has also demonstrated that spinal manipulation of the neck, shoulders, head, and upper back is an effective treatment option for tension headaches. In fact, researchers at Duke University found spinal manipulation to result in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck.
Our Treatment Process
F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic utilizes A.R.T. and other manual therapy techniques to help lessen and relieve your headaches and migraines.
All doctors at F.I.T. Muscle & Joint Clinic provide patient care that demonstrates the best evidence-based assessments and treatments for your musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction.
Possible Treatments for headaches & migraines
Check out our physical therapy service options for headaches & migraines.
Chiropractic adjustments are statistically one of the most effective treatment procedures for spinal and extremity dysfunction and pain relief.Learn More
Active Release Techniques
Active Release Techniques (A.R.T.) are some of the leading soft tissue therapies for the treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, fascia, and nerves.Learn More
Frequently Asked Questions
What causes a headache?
Headaches can be the response to a variety of imbalances both musculoskeletal, hormonal and lifestyle. Each individual experiences headaches differently therefore a thorough evaluation is necessary to properly address the underlying issues that are causing your headaches.
Can you help with cluster headaches?
Yes, the treatments we offer have been proven to help provide relief from cluster headaches. Each case is unique therefore in order to ensure the effectiveness of our conservative treatment options a thorough evaluation is necessary with one of our chiropractors.
Can a chiropractor help with frequent headaches?
Absolutely. We treat those everyday. We can often help provide relief the first day. We work to find the underlying cause and administer the leading conservative techniques on your first visit.
I'm experiencing headaches during pregnancy. Can a chiropractor help?
Yes, we approach the treatment of headaches while pregnant more holistically as there are often underlying issues related to the changes in a woman's body such as circulation and hormonal changes.
Are you suffering from a headache or migraine?
Take a couple of minutes to tell us about your symptoms and pain areas. Prefer to chat over the phone? Call us for a free phone consultation.
Visit your local F.I.T. Chiropractor
Meet the team at any of our 5 locations: Lee’s Summit, Crossroads, Blue Valley, Overland Park & Shawnee.