Access Chiropractic Center

Chiropractor located in Rock Hill, SC

Whether you suffer from dull, achy headaches or severe migraines, you can find relief by visiting Access Chiropractic Center in Rock Hill, South Carolina. Jeffery Muschik, DC, offers a variety of noninvasive and conservative treatments to relieve headache pain, so you don’t need to take medications or try other invasive procedures. Book an appointment with Dr. Muschik today by calling the office or using the online scheduling tool.

Headache Q & A

What causes a headache?

Numerous triggers that may be related to your environment, lifestyle, or overall health can cause headaches. Common causes of a headache include:

  • Dehydration or low blood sugar
  • Irregular sleeping or eating schedule
  • Stress
  • Tense, tight muscles
  • Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) or hormonal fluctuations
  • Allergies
  • Certain foods, like dairy products, alcohol, or tannins found in coffee and tea

Another medical condition, like high blood pressure, chronic kidney disease, or a sinus infection, may also cause headaches. In these cases, you're experiencing a secondary headache because it occurs as the result of another primary condition.

Are there different types of headaches?

Yes, there are numerous types of headaches that can vary in frequency and severity. Common types of headaches include:

  • Tension headaches
  • Cluster headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • Exertional headaches
  • Rebound headaches
  • Post-traumatic headaches
  • Caffeine headaches

Based on the location of your headache pain, the intensity of your pain, and the frequency you experience headaches, Dr. Muschik at Access Chiropractic Center can determine the type of headache you’re experiencing. If you have a secondary headache, he may refer you to your primary care doctor or a specialist for treatment of your primary condition.

What makes migraines and headaches different?

Migraines are more severe than other types of headaches; neurological changes in the pain pathways of your brain cause migraines. Migraines have the following symptoms.

  • Severe, one-sided, throbbing pain
  • Sensitivity to light, smells, and sound
  • Numbness or tingling in your face, arms, or hands
  • Jaw pain
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue

An aura, or sensation that a migraine is about to occur may precede a migraine. Auras are unique to migraines and don’t occur with other headache types.

How are headaches treated?

Headache treatment at Access Chiropractic Center aims to address any underlying triggers that cause your headaches, such as muscle tension, joint stiffness in your neck, or dietary or lifestyle triggers. Dr. Muschik works with you to identify your triggers and assess your musculoskeletal system to identify which areas can benefit from treatment.

In addition to lifestyle changes like drinking more water, maintaining a consistent sleep schedule, and finding ways to reduce stress, Dr. Muschik may recommend:

  • Chiropractic adjustments
  • Massage therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Rehabilitative stretches and exercises

Dr. Muschik develops a personalized plan to reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches so you can feel more comfortable and think clearly again.

To schedule a visit for headache treatment, use the online tool or call Access Chiropractic Center now.