Headaches

Headaches come in a range of severity, intensity, and discomforts. Even a dull, throbbing pain in one area of the head can cripple a productive day. And the headaches that make even opening your eyes unbearable will easily destroy a day. Sometimes, a headache starts small and ends big. In all of these scenarios, most of us run to the medicine cabinet and reach for pain medication that only masks the pain but does not truly stop it at its core. 

The Tangelo chiropractic and rehab team has worked extensively with those who experience various kinds of headaches. Many believed that the challenges their headaches created were part of their everyday life and finding effective solutions for them was impossible. 

The doctors and specialists in our  Seattle and Portland clinics have not only helped conquer the headache pain of many patients, but we’ve found techniques that get to the core of the problem, so their headaches have become a thing of the past.

Let our team find the solutions that rid you of pain in the most non-invasive, natural way, void of medications. We want you to live the healthy, active lifestyle you deserve. Your headaches don’t have to take one more day from you.

Typical Headache Symptoms 

Headaches stem from dozens of factors, both internally and externally. Perhaps dehydration is the cause, or maybe lack of sleep, stress, or eye strain. All of these are treatable through a healthy approach to your lifestyle. 

However, sometimes, headaches occur due to more severe reasons, and they contribute to several symptoms ranging from mild to substantial. Whether your headaches are tension, migraine, or chronic, we can help manage the pain and get you back into the routine you’re missing out on. 

 

Many of our patients suffer from at least one of the following:

  • Throbbing, dull, or aching pain in, behind, or around the eyes
  • Pressure on the head
  • Throbbing in the temples
  • Cervicogenic headaches
  • Light sensitivity
  • Noise sensitivity
  • Computer / screen sensitivity 
  • Eye pain and strain
  • Chronic or recurring headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches 
  • Cluster headaches
  • And more

 

Often, when headaches come consistently, the body can feel it coming on and reacts both physically and emotionally before the headache even starts.

 

Some symptoms include:

  • Depression
  • Easily annoyed
  • Lack of energy
  • Avoidance of social activity 
  • Nausea 
  • Jittery / shaky 
  • And more

Chiropractic services can provide the safe results you’re looking for to rid you of headaches and get you active again. Visiting our Portland chiropractic office or any of our Seattle chiropractic offices is the first step in finding relief. We can find the cause and remedy the discomfort.

 

We’ve seen headaches occur due to:

  • An improperly aligned spine 
  • Temporomandibular joint (TMJ)
  • A neck-related injury
  • Jaw pain
  • Consistent computer / office work
  • Poor posture
  • Auto accidents 
  • Sporting accidents
  • Work-related accidents or conditions 
  • And more

 

All of the symptoms related to headaches are enough to encourage management; however, the toll they take on your quality of life should not be overlooked. 

  • Missing work
  • Inability to perform work-related tasks
  • Missed social engagements
  • Missed physical activity, exercise, competitions
  • Missed time with family 

 

When your daily schedule is sacrificed based on pain, chiropractic services are a responsible first step. Achieving balance through our care will enable you to take control as comfort is found and inhibition is lost. 

Why Do I Get Headaches?

Headaches occur for a variety of reasons, and some of us are more affected by them than others. Even when a slight headache first starts, some of our patients experience high levels of anxiety which can contribute to worsening the headache or prolonging it. 

 

Contributors to headaches:

  • High stress
  • Poor posture
  • Using devices for a prolonged period 
  • Work-from-home setup
  • Diet and dehydration
  • Lack of sleep
  • Working at a desk all-day
  • Poor monitor placement 
  • Injury

 

Our chiropractic and rehab clinics are devoted to your health, and we will work with you to discover the reason for your headaches so the best possible plan can be put in place. Your body should support you and sustain you; we are specialists in making sure that happens in the safest, most efficient way. 

Our Headache Solutions and Techniques 

We are here to aid you as best we can and at your comfort level. After our team speaks with you about your needs and goals and learns the cause of your headaches, we will implement a plan that is both effective and efficient. Our programs serve to maximize our time with you at every visit and provide at-home exercises and life-changes to benefit your healing process. 

Your body’s natural ability to heal is empowered when our doctors and specialists combine our comprehensive services, leading to a more successful outcome. We discourage medication use, even over-the-counter, as it does nothing to promote the body’s balance and full function. 

Every patient is different, and we never use a one-size-fits-all approach to our methods. We combine chiropractic care and rehabilitation solutions, exercise and stretches, and health advice to enforce substantial change in the body’s health and how it supports you. Preventative care and strengthening are vital components of our safe, natural wellness plans. 

 

The most common chiropractic solutions used in our chiropractic offices:

  • ART (active release techniques): using specific methods to manipulate the body’s soft tissue in targeted, affected locations (often in the spine) will break up damaging scar tissue, promoting blood and oxygen flow throughout the body, and alleviate headaches as the body heals
  • Manual therapy: using manual techniques, we can improve the range of motion and flexibility of the neck, shoulders, and back to relax muscles, encourage strength, induce relaxation, and more
  • Functional rehabilitation: correcting body imbalances and injury through rehabilitative solutions contribute to balance and full function, restoring proper movement and promoting good posture
  • At-home exercise and stretching therapies: you will receive exercises and stretches designed specifically for your body’s needs to help maximize your recovery and contribute to long-lasting health
  • Acupuncture: this service is currently only provided at our Green Lake location and involves the placement of tiny needles into affected areas to release tension and allow for proper blood flow, promoting the healing process

 

The Tangelo Chiropractic Process

The Tangelo experience is unique and energetic. We cater to all but work closely with athletes and physically active patients who intend to get back to the activities they love or find an elevated performance level through our chiropractic services. 

 

Our process is easy:

  • Have a consultation and determine your medical history, current ailments, and ultimate goals
  • Perform a physical evaluation 
  • Design a support program that mitigates discomfort at the source
  • Start the healing process (on day one!)

 

Don’t let another day of headache discomfort come between you and the life you should be living. Call us at one of our Seattle clinics, West Seattle, Fremont, or Green Lake, or our Portland clinic today.  

Headache Testimonials 

Our office continues to provide support for those who suffer from headaches and we invite you to hear what they have to say. Please read our reviews, then call us so we can start managing your headache pain at the root of the problem.

 

“Making an appointment at Tangelo was the best decision I have made in a long time. After years of accumulating aches and pains (including migraines), I finally feel like my body is moving in the way that it should.

Unlearning dysfunctional movement patterns that have established over time and from life events (car accident, sports injuries, surgery, pregnancy/C-section) has resulted in greater ability to do the activities that I love and without pain. The entire team was welcoming, professional, compassionate, and encouraging. I always felt like my needs and perspective were heard and valued. My only regret is not making an appointment sooner! A special thank you to Dr. Mike, Sean, and Robb.

Making an appointment at Tangelo was the best decision I have made in a long time. After years of accumulating aches and pains (including migraines), I finally feel like my body is moving in the way that it should.

Unlearning dysfunctional movement patterns that have established over time and from life events (car accident, sports injuries, surgery, pregnancy/C-section) has resulted in greater ability to do the activities that I love and without pain. The entire team was welcoming, professional, compassionate, and encouraging. I always felt like my needs and perspective were heard and valued. My only regret is not making an appointment sooner! A special thank you to Dr. Mike, Sean, and Robb.”

Carly F. // Seattle, WA

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