Headaches

Back to Wellness Medical Center

Helmut Eichner, DC

Chiropractor located in Bend, OR

If frequent headaches plague your life, you can get to the root cause and find relief at Back to Wellness Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Led by Helmut Eichner, DC, the team offers a full range of natural chiropractic solutions to alleviate your recurring headaches and prevent them from coming back. Call the office to book an appointment or use the online scheduling option.

Headaches Q & A

What is a headache?

A headache is any type of pain in your head that is on either the left or right side or even concentrated toward the front or the back. Headaches can be dull or acute and may cause a range of other problems like nausea, dizziness, and fatigue.

What causes headaches?

There’s a myriad of factors that contribute to the formation of a headache. Common causes include:

  • Sleep deprivation
  • Excess caffeine
  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Muscle tension
  • Certain medications
  • Poor diet
  • Spine or neck misalignment
  • Eye strain
  • Hormone fluctuations
  • Intracranial pressure
  • Poor posture
  • Potent smells

Medical conditions like high blood pressure or diabetes that cause low or high blood sugar can also cause headaches.

What are the different types of headaches?

There are dozens of different types of headaches. Some of the most common are:

  • Cluster 
  • Tension 
  • Sinus 
  • Migraine
  • Exertion 
  • Hypertension
  • Allergy

Prior to treatment, the Back to Wellness Medical Center team conducts an exam and asks some health questions to understand what type of headache you’re experiencing so they can tailor a treatment plan that’s specific to the type and cause. 

Knowing the type of headache you have can also help you avoid triggers that bring on a headache.

How are headaches treated?

Research shows that nine out of 10 people get headaches. As part of their wellness plans, Back to Wellness Medical Center offers a few preventative suggestions to help you avoid them, such as a change in diet or limiting caffeine intake. Some things you can try on your own include:

  • Change sitting positions often
  • Take frequent breaks from repetitive tasks
  • Limit screen time
  • Don’t clench your teeth
  • Exercise regularly
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid glare from lights or the sun

If your headaches persist, Back to Wellness Medical Center can help. They provide spinal manipulation or adjustment to relieve pressure and stress. In many cases, this is all that’s needed to resolve your headache. 

However, there’s a number of other options available at Back to Wellness Medical Center. The team explains the purpose of each treatment and helps you decide which is best for your type of headache. 

  • Massage therapy
  • Ultrasound therapy
  • Electrical muscle stimulation
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Physical therapy

Put an end to recurring headaches with therapeutic chiropractic care. Call Back to Wellness Medical Center to book your appointment or go online.