Headache and Migraine Treatment in Lincoln, NE

Dr. Shane Davidson DC Lincoln, NE Chiropractor

Headache And Migraine Specialist

Headaches are a commonly occurring ailment that affects a large number of people in any given year. Headaches can range in severity from mild inconvenience to a chronic and debilitating condition. Those with chronic headaches should seek treatment before their symptoms get worse. 

While medical treatments for migraines aim to relieve pain and prevent future attacks, chiropractic care takes a different approach. A chiropractor’s treatment typically combines spinal manipulation with active and passive exercises that can influence blood circulation in the central nervous system, allowing you to get rid of and prevent migraines.

If you are looking for Headache & Migraine Treatment, a top chiropractic clinic in Lincoln can help. Our  Headache specialist, Dr. Shane Davidson DC, offers various treatments to relieve your tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, thunderclap headaches, and hypnic headaches. 

Symptoms Of Headaches

Headaches can come in a variety of forms. Some symptoms include:

  • Headache pain in the forehead
  • Pain in the back of the skull
  • Pain that radiates throughout the head
  • Nausea and Dizziness
  • Pain behind one or both eyes, Ear pain
  • Seeing spots or flashing lights that aren’t there
  • Light or sound sensitivity
  • Vomiting, Tenderness
  • Temporary vision loss in one or both eyes
  • Feeling as though a band is placed tightly around your head
  • Irritation or mood swings, Pressure in temples
  • Depression, Menstrual migraine
  • In rare cases, hallucinations may occur

Causes Of Headaches

Headaches can be caused by a wide range of problems, including:

  • Faulty eyeglass prescription
  • Stress, Anxiety, and  Lack of sleep
  • Exposure to loud noises
  • Headwear that is too tight
  • Fatigue
  • Withdrawal from substances
  • Adverse reaction to the medication
  • Allergies to particular foods
  • Hunger and Dehydration
  • Hangover from alcohol
  • Injury and Bright lights
  • Sleeping in an uncomfortable position
  • Overeating and Trauma
  • Underlying conditions such as
  • Viral or bacterial meningitis
  • Brain tumor
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Aneurysms
  • Sinus infection
  • Concussion
  • Ear infections
  • Intracranial Hematoma

Long Term Problems Due To Untreated Headaches

According to Dr. Shane Davidson DC, a  leading chiropractor at Novo Chiropractic Lincoln clinic, most headaches go away with proper care, some more severe problems can occur if you ignore them:

  • Fever
  • Difficulty speaking
  • New Confusion
  • Convulsions
  • Weakness in arms, legs, or hands
  • Dizziness
  • Vertigo
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Chronic pain
  • Fatigue

Temporary Pain Relief

  • Rest in a dark, quiet room
  • Hot Epsom salt bath
  • OTC medications

You can get quick headache relief by doing some of the following things:

  • Resting in a dark, quiet room away from any activity
  • Taking a hot bath with Epsom salts
  • Using OTC medications such as aspirin or ibuprofen
  • Massaging your temples
  • Placing an ice pack or cold, wet rag on your forehead or neck

Headaches Treatment

If you need treatment for headaches or migraines in Lincoln, we have a strong team of talented professionals who can help you. 

At our Novo Chiropractic Lincoln clinic, some of our treatments for headaches include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Hypnosis
  • Meditation
  • Chiropractic spinal adjustments
  • Herbal and nutritional supplements
  • Nutritional and diet advice

Book An Appointment

Request an appointment online by calling us on (402) 817-7373

You can also use the online booking tool below.

Frequently Asked Questions About Headaches

Are Chiropractors good for Headaches?

Many treatments are there in chiropractic care to treat headaches effectively, including spinal manipulation and massage therapy. Chiropractors can provide treatment after identifying the root cause of your headaches that seeks to address the cause rather than simply treat the symptoms.

Can headaches turn into migraines?

A regular headache can not “turn into” a migraine, but headaches are a symptom of migraines. If you suffer from migraines, you may first experience a slight headache that worsens over time while other symptoms manifest. This can be a painful and debilitating experience.

How long should a headache last?

Headaches can last a few minutes or a few hours. Residual effects of migraines can last up to 24 hours. If your headache lasts longer than usual – more than a few hours or days – it is time to seek medical attention.

When should you worry about a headache?

If your headache makes it challenging to function, or if it is accompanied by confusion, dizziness, fever, or memory loss, you should be concerned and seek medical attention immediately. These types of headaches can lead to more severe conditions.

Does Medical Insurance Cover Headaches?

Medical insurance probably will cover treatment for headaches. Our office can help you verify your benefits.

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