Headaches & Migraines Treatment in Marysville, WA

Can a Chiropractor Help with My Headaches?

Headache pain can be among the most horrible pain you will experience. For those who suffer from migraines, the pain can become literally unbearable. Often, people feel that the only option is the use of strong pain relievers which can have life-altering side effects. At Health First Chiropractic in Marysville, we offer drug-free pain management treatments for headaches and migraines.

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Studies have found that spinal manipulation can result in almost immediate improvement for headache sufferers. In most cases, patients in the study reported the same, if not better pain relief than they were receiving from prescription medication. Individuals who discontinued their spinal manipulations reverted back to their symptoms.

These studies back up what Dr. Robert Clarke has long believed, and that is that chiropractic treatment can provide effective, drug-free relief for headaches. If you are looking for pain management options that do not include medications, keep reading to learn more about how Dr. Robert Clarke can help.

Headache Education

Headaches can be caused by many different factors. Some of these can include drug reactions, TMJ, tight muscles in the neck, blood sugar issues, blood pressure issues, stress, tiredness, and others. There are also environmental triggers that can cause someone to have headaches and migraines.

There are three main types of headaches; tension headaches, migraine headaches and cluster headaches which are closely related to the migraine.

Tension headaches are very common and are usually the result of stress. Other causes of tension headaches can be bad posture. Bad posture puts a strain on the upper back and neck muscles which will then refer pain to the head. Both stress and bad posture can be addressed with chiropractic treatment.

Migraine headaches are by far the more severe type of headache. Individuals suffering from migraine headaches often find that their symptoms will continuously interfere with their day to day life. Finding pain relief options is of utmost importance in order to continue normal daily activities.

A migraine headache will cause intense throbbing in the head as well as nausea and often vomiting. People who suffer from migraines will often not be able to look directly at the light or be around noises. Some people experience an “aura.” This is described as flashing lights or fuzziness in the vision before the migraine starts.

How Can Our Chiropractor Help?

Our chiropractor can help with headache pain through spinal manipulation and massage therapy. Because most headaches are a result of a trigger point being triggered, spinal manipulation can help relieve the stress on these trigger points. Spinal manipulation can also increase blood flow to the brain decreasing the instance of constricted blood vessels. If you would like to learn more about how Health First Chiropractic in Marysville can help with your headache pain, please call us today at (360) 658-1987.


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Reviews By Our Satisfied Patients

  • "Dr. Clarke is the best in the business!!! He is knowledgeable, thorough, passionate, kind compassionate, and always professional. He worked me into his already busy schedule, when I was having severe vertigo, caused by a pinched nerve in my neck. Dr. Clarke had me back to good in just a few short weeks."
    Jennifer D.
  • "I have had a hard time finding relief for my back pain, I've been a chronic 7 for almost 5-6 years now (on a pain scale from 1 -10). After about 6-7 visits and after 3-4 adjustments, I was amazed to realize I no longer had any back pain. Dr. Clarke was careful about doing adjustments until he saw all my x-rays, which I appreciated, as my mid-back was literally like a 'brick' and I didn't want to get hurt in the process. He is very gentle with the adjustments and I'm still somewhat speechless tha"
    Stefan H.
  • "I have been to Chiropractors for years but Dr. Clarke has done more for me in 2 months than the others have in several years! His attention to each individual to there needs is why I highly recommend him! The staff is very helpful and friendly!"
    Deanne E.
  • "I took my daughter for an initial consultation for chronic back pain. The staff was very friendly and Dr Clark was great at explaining things so that she understood what was happening"
    Jamie C.
  • "Can't praise Health 1st chiropractic enough! Dr Clarke and his wife Melissa are two of the nicest people you will ever meet! They always greet me with a genuine smile and make me feel welcome every time! Not only are they great people but the care I have received has been wonderful!"
    Becca R.
  • "Thank you for giving me my life back Dr. Clarke!"
    - Sharon H. / Marysville, WA