Headaches

Having a headache occasionally is common. But if your headaches are so routine that they’re impacting your daily activities, it’s time to get help. Chiropractor Dr. Alan J. Helvig of Helvig Health Chiropractic in Sun City, Arizona near Peoria, El Mirage, and Surprise, Arizona, is capable of diagnosing and treating headache pain. Most men and women experience headache relief after just a few chiropractic adjustment appointments.

Headaches Q & A

Are tension headaches different than migraines?

Yes. Most of the headaches you get are tension headaches. Headache sufferers typically describe the feeling of having a rubber band wrapped around their head when they have a tension headache. Pain can occur anywhere in your head. These types of headaches usually resolve on their own — or with the help of over-the-counter medications — after a few hours. While painful,  typically you can continue going about your day when you have a headache.

If you suffer from migraines, your headaches are more intense. Many migraine sufferers report knowing when a migraine attack is about to occur, because light flashes, facial tingling, and blind spots start several hours, or even days, before a migraine attack. During a migraine, you’ll probably experience severe throbbing or pulsing on one side of your head. You even may have nausea or start vomiting. Most men and women become extremely sensitive to light and sound during a migraine attack. These types of headaches can last for several days.


What causes headaches?

Many headaches — even migraines — are caused by something environmental, although the exact cause isn’t always known. Your diet, health status, exercise regimen, and sexual activity can all play roles in when you get headaches, and how severe they are. Some headaches are caused by muscle strain or a misalignment in your skeleton that inhibits energy flow.

Migraines, in particular, can come from a change in your brainstem and your trigeminal nerve, which is your body’s major pain pathway. Much of the time, your serotonin levels drop during a migraine attack, leaving you with an imbalance in brain chemicals, further increasing your pain.


How can a chiropractor help me with headaches?

Dr. Helvic can improve your body’s energy flow through chiropractic adjustments. Manually manipulating your spine and joints back into proper alignment often helps with muscle strain and tension that cause certain types of headaches. Also, he’ll work with you to see exactly what triggers your headaches, like possibly a change in your diet, and help with lifestyle changes that can minimize your chances of suffering from headaches. These treatments also can be beneficial for migraine sufferers.

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    "Dr. Helvig is the best. He is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. I will never go anywhere else."

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    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

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    "I went to Dr. Helvig a day after I had my car wreck on March 23, 2013. He has been the reason I have gotten back to work so quickly."

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    "I was seen on an emergency basis and found Dr. Helvig absolutely awesome. He is extremely knowledgeable, compassionate and kind. Highly recommend."

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    "Dr. Helvig gave me immediate relief and practical suggestions for caring for my neck. After a short period of time I was completely healed."

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    "I highly recommend Dr. Helvig to anyone in the area. The visits were positive experiences and the staff was very informative."

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    "I have gone to many chiropractors before and none of them give you a treatment like Dr. Helvig and his team. He and his staff are very knowledgeable."

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    "Dr. Helvig is the best, he is honest and very caring and personable. His staff is awesome. The place is clean and makes you feel comfortable."

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    "After my first visit I knew this would be my new chiropractor. Dr. Helvig's entire staff is excellent and very efficient as they all work together as a team."

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Helvig Health Chiropractic
10323 West Coggins Drive , Suite C
Sun City, AZ 85351
Phone: 623-201-8795
Fax: (623) 933-9359
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