Tension-Type Headaches and Chiropractic Care in Portland
Tension-type headaches in Portland are one of the most common elements facing modern humans. We're stuck in front of computers, we don't exercise as much as we need to, and we are bombarded by all kinds of daily challenges. I occasionally joke to my patients that I could open up a pediatric clinic that only addressed kids with neck pain and headaches and retire early. Why? Because every child who comes into the clinic is usually staring down at some kind of screen.
Tension type, or cervicogenic headaches, are headaches that begin in your neck or upper back/upper ribs and radiate pain into the head. Often times, people will only feel pain in the back of the head that travels around the side of their head and settles behind their eye, despite the fact that the headache has its roots outside the head. Chiropractic has long been celebrated for its affect on these headaches and it's chiropractic's effectiveness on the neck and upper back biomechanics which is responsible for this effect.
Overcoming Tension Headaches in Portland OR
Very often, someone will come into Corazon Chiropractic Clinic with a headache and I can pinpoint the exact muscle that's referring pain into the head. This is also a skill our massage therapists employ to great effect. The combination of chiropractic and massage has had an undeniable alleviating benefit for patient headaches. Not only in the acute presentation, but also chronic, decades-long tension headaches. In addition to chiropractic and massage, Corazon Chiropractic Clinic offers class IV cold laser treatment to the offending muscles, kinesiotape for the edema and balanced biomechanics, and exercises to be done in the clinic and at home to help keep you stable.
Come to the clinic today for a free consultation to see if your headaches are the kind we can help and to make a plan to address them as quickly as possible. We believe that no one should have to suffer with life altering head pain if conservative care is all you need!
Please have your insurance information handy to see what ways we can save you money in the clinic. We currently accept the following personal insurance patients:
- Oregon Health Plan (OHP)
- Care Oregon/Health Share (Medicaid)
- Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
- American Speciality Health Insurance
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
- Health Net
- Banner Life
- Health Republic Insurance
- Optima Health