Headache Specialist
Forty-five million Americans experience chronic headaches, including 28 million who suffer from migraines. Headaches aren't only painful, but they can also cause nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. A trusted chiropractor like Dr. Sayel Fakhoury at Gentle Touch Chiropractic in Tarzana, California, can help you treat, and more importantly, prevent headaches and migraines from occurring in the future. He also sees patients from Woodland Hills, Encino, Sherman Oaks, Reseda, and Van Nuys.

Headache Q & A

Gentle Touch Chiropractic

What causes headaches and migraines?

Chemical reactions in your brain can cause headaches, along with the blood vessels surrounding your skull, and the muscles inside of your head. Some headaches can also be caused by:

  • Alcohol
  • Nitrates from processed meats
  • Changes in sleep habits
  • Lack of nutrition
  • Stress

Because these are very common, they should be the first factors you eliminate from your lifestyle when fighting headaches. Some headaches, of course, aren’t caused by these things but are symptoms diseases and conditions, such as:

  • Concussions
  • Dehydration
  • Dental problems
  • Ear infections
  • Influenza

To diagnose the cause of your headache, you need to consult with a chiropractic professional like Dr. Sal at Gentle Touch Chiropractic.

How can chiropractic care treat headaches?

When you come into the office, Dr. Sal will first collect your medical history, consult with you about your symptoms, and do a physical examination. He may decide to perform a manipulation of the spine to relieve stress on your body, give you ergonomic advice to improve your posture and provide you with a physical therapy regimen to reduce joint irritation.

By doing everything prescribed by Dr. Sal, you can help to alleviate the pain from your headaches. He treats the body as a complex system, so he may find the cause of your headaches isn’t in the head itself. Together, you can get to the cause and finally experience relief.

When should I see a doctor for my headaches?

As soon as your headaches are affecting your everyday life, you should see Dr. Sal. If you’re having an intense headache that is also causing confusion and fainting, or trouble seeing, speaking, or walking, go to the emergency room or dial 911 immediately, as this could be a symptom of a life-threatening condition, such as a stroke.

If you’re experiencing frequent headaches, contact Dr. Sal. Together, you can get to the cause of your headaches, and he can give you the treatment plan you need to experience relief.

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