Headaches

Jayme Gawith, DC -  - Chiropractor

Wellness One Chiropractic

Jayme Gawith, DC

Chiropractor located in Wichita, KS

Headaches Specialist
Chronic and debilitating headaches can be frustrating, but through good chiropractic care, they can be a thing of the past. Dr. Jayme Gawith, the chiropractor at Wellness One Wichita in Wichita, Kansas, understands the critical role your spine plays in these headaches and works with you to correct the underlying alignment issues. To learn more, call or book an appointment online.

Headaches Q & A

by Jayme Gawith, DC

What are the most common types of headaches?

The medical community has identified over 150 types of headaches. More often than not, these headaches are a primary condition, but in less common cases, headaches may be a byproduct of a larger issue. Since headaches are largely standalone, Dr. Gawith treats them directly.

Most headaches fall into one of these categories:

  • Tension headaches
  • Migraines
  • Cluster headaches
  • Hormonal headaches
  • Sinus headaches
  • Chronic daily headaches
  • Arthritis headaches

There are also situational headaches, such as allergy, fever, and hangover headaches, which usually resolve themselves.

What causes headaches?

Even though there are many different types of headaches, most of them can be traced back to one of the following sources:

  • Illness
  • Environment
  • Stress
  • Food
  • Exercise
  • Overstimulation
  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Misalignment

How can chiropractic care treat headaches?

In today’s world, people spend a lot of time in a seated position, whether it’s behind the wheel or a desk. This sedentary lifestyle wreaks havoc on your neck, creating muscle tension that often leads to tension headaches.

Poor posture, repetitive movements, and spending too much time in one position also contribute to tension headaches, because they create misalignments in your spine. Dr. Gawith treats these headaches using numerous methods, starting with the most important and effective: spinal adjustments.

By gently manipulating your spine back to its intended position, Dr. Gawith provides immediate relief of tension headaches: When your spine is properly aligned, the pressure is taken off of the ligaments and muscles that contribute to tension headaches and migraines.

Once your spine is properly aligned, Dr. Gawith may recommend additional therapies that help relieve and prevent headaches, including:

  • Relaxation therapy
  • Hot/cold therapy
  • Massage therapy

Since outside stimuli are major contributors to migraine headaches, Dr. Gawith also uses the state-of-the-art Brain Tap method to relax and balance your brain by providing light and sound that soothes your brain activity.

To find out how comprehensive chiropractic care can relieve your headaches, call Wellness One Wichita or book an appointment online.

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