Headache Specialist

Fuller Health Group

Chiropractors & Kinesiologists located in Chicago, IL & Oak Park, IL

Over 45 million Americans complain about headaches every year and that doesn’t include people who suffer in silence. Dr. Brian Fuller and Dr. Ray Manasia of Fuller Health Group in Chicago and Oak Park, Illinois, know that many people are putting up with avoidable pain. Chiropractic represents a gentle, drug-free approach to headache treatment. Call the office or schedule an appointment online. All you have to lose is the pain.

Headache Q & A

What causes headaches?

Headaches are a general condition made up of several types. Most types fall into a few main categories.

Stress and tension contribute to many common, day-to-day headaches, and as much as 80% of the population may experience these at one time or another. Tension headaches may result from

  • Anxiety
  • Hunger
  • Lack of sleep
  • Muscular tension in the body

Sinus headaches often result from inflammation and congestion of the sinus cavities. These often accompany an illness or allergic reaction with respiratory impact. Though sinus headaches can be aggravating in combination with the breathing difficulties that often occur alongside, headaches subside with the illness.

Though migraine headaches may be confused with tension headaches, migraines are distinguished with sensory effects that tension headaches lack. Migraines typically affect vision, and sensitivity to sound, smell, and touch is also possible.

How can chiropractic care help headaches?

About 95% of the time, headaches are not warning signs of a more serious condition, but are the main concern themselves. A major portion of these headaches trace back to tension in the neck, indicating that communications through the nervous system are compromised.

These tension issues are aggravated by contemporary living, with long periods in single postures, such as working at a computer. This raises the potential for nerve and joint irritation as well as muscle tension.

Visiting a caregiver at Fuller Health Group is a great solution to treat your headaches and begin a maintenance program that reduces future occurrences. Dr. Fuller and Dr. Manasia can assess your tension issues and spinal alignment and correct both through chiropractic adjustments, either manually or with other equipment. They may also offer advice about nutrition and exercise that can help you maintain a headache-free lifestyle.

Are there steps I can take to reduce the number of headaches I get?

Yes. If you spend long hours sitting at a desk or working in a fixed position, taking breaks and stretching every 30 minutes can counter posture-related issues. Low impact exercise often reduces the severity of headaches, and drinking enough water can ward off dehydration, another headache trigger. Combined with advice from your chiropractor, you should experience fewer headaches and less pain.