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Get the Headache Care You Need in Arlington, VA

Headaches can be absolutely excruciating and debilitating.

They always seem to pop up right when you truly need to focus and they can completely waste your time, time you could be enjoying with friends and family.

Not to mention they make everyday activities significantly more difficult.

That is why we understand that so many individuals opt for quick medication relief. But, it doesn't have to be that way!

Medication does not fix your headache, rather it temporarily alleviates the pain symptoms.

Today, discover the various types of headaches and how chiropractic care can help you.

If you're looking for a headache chiropractor in Arlington, Va, click below for a Free Injury Evaluation with Dr. Holcombe today.

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Causes of Headaches

Why Am I Experiencing Headaches?

There are various factors that can lead to someone developing a headache.

They range from diet to injury trauma.

Let's take a look at some of the most common causes:

  • Dehydration
  • Whiplash
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Poor posture
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Alcohol intake
  • Skipped meals
  • Sinus infection
  • Concussion
  • High blood pressure

As you can see, the list is quite long.

That is why it is important to take note when you are experiencing a headache and to think about possible lifestyle, diet, sleeping changes you may have made.

If you can't come to a concrete conclusion, visit Dr. Holcombe at Jefferson Spine and Injury Center.

She will examine your pain symptoms and be able to assist in alleviating your pain.

Keep reading to discover the main type of headaches.

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3 Main Headache Types

Tension Headaches

If you’ve ever had a headache that’s caused pain in your neck and behind your eyes, that’s a tension headache.

Tension headaches are headaches that most people have experienced, even if only occasionally.

However, while they’re the most common type of headache, the pain can range from mild to severe. It can even start to interfere with the functioning of your everyday life.

How Long Do Tension Headaches Last?

There are two types of tension headaches:

  1. Episodic
  2. Chronic

Episodic headaches are the type that most of us experience every now and then. These episodic headaches will usually only last between 30 minutes to an hour.

However, Chronic tension headaches last a lot longer, lasting for at least 15 days of each month, for at least three months. 

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Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches are characterized by sudden-onset severe pain that typically occurs behind one eye.

They can be incredibly severe, however, they are less common than tension headaches. These occur in groups, sometimes multiple times a day, and can last for hours.

Cluster headaches can be brought on by excessive alcohol use and certain dietary components, such as nitrates that you often find in different types of lunch meat.

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Migraines

Migraines involve intense, throbbing pain that is occasionally accompanied by intense nausea, light sensitivity, vomiting, and loss of appetite.

Women are more susceptible to migraines and they can last several days and run in families, indicating a possible genetic cause.

There is research that links migraines to a chemical imbalance in the brain, as well.

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Headache Treatment

Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

When it comes to alleviating pain caused by headaches, there are various options that Dr. Holcombe of Jefferson Spine and Injury Center may utilize.

It's important to understand that each patient's symptoms are varied. This means that Dr. Holcombe's patients always receive a personalized treatment plan. 

Before treatment is performed or a treatment plan is subscribed, Dr. Holcombe needs to perform a thorough examination to determine the underlying cause of your pain. 

Knowing the underlying cause of your constant headaches is going to ultimately determine the treatment methods that the chiropractor comes up with to relieve your pain symptoms. 

Based on our exam results, you may need any of the following treatment to help alleviate your headache pain: 

  1. Chiropractic Spinal Manipulation 
    • Hands-on techniques
    • Drop-table technique
    • Instrument-assisted techniques
  2. Posture Correction and Care
  3. Nutrition Recommendation
  4. Relaxation Techniques

Chiropractic adjustments by Dr. Holcombe are designed to help realign the spine, reduce your inflammation, and restore the body to its normal function and ability without turning to addictive pain relief medications or invasive surgeries. 

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Headaches

I suffered an accident in January 2018 and I was just recovering from a work injury. With all the added life stress I was having headaches, neck and back pain caused by the accident. I learned so much about the importance of doing my treatment regularly and I noticed the results within my first week. Dr. Holcombe was very knowledgeable about where I was with my treatment. I would definitely go back to the center and will definitely recommend them to anyone.
Rissel S.
Patient
I called Dr. Holcomb because I'm having lower back pain due to an accident that I had. I'm not from this area nor will I be here long term, but she did not mind that at all. She was very attentive and showed high concern for getting to the root of the issue. She got me in same day, had x-rays done, and proceeded from there. She is a generous, caring doctor and I highly recommend her to anyone with spine or neck issues!
Nik W.
Patient
Dr Holcombe is a first class chiropractor. She cured me of my excruciating back pain after my auto accident in November, 2013. I was referred by a friend who had had a positive experience at the Jefferson Spine and Injury Center. I was not disappointed. The doctors on the staff are very professional and friendly. My favorite days were the appointments with the resident massage therapist. The guy was so good he always put me to sleep and snoring by the end of the session. In all, I had a wonderful two months experience while I was under the care of Dr Holcombe. I will recommend the Jefferson Spine and Injury Center to anyone who is in need of a chiropractor after an auto accident.
Robert P.
Patient
 

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