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Headache Specialist

Pamela V. Ford , D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center

Pamela V. Ford , D.C.

Chiropractor located in Carrollton, TX

Headaches are a frequent and regular condition for most people. Those in Carrollton, Texas can find relief from headaches through Dr. Pamela V. Ford at Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center.

Headache Q & A

Can headaches be dangerous?

A headache can be a common complaint for people and is usually one of the first things addressed at a chiropractic office. Headaches can present with mild pain and then subside on their own. However, if a headache is chronic and recurring, it can be the sign of something more serious. There are two major types of headaches:

  • Migraines – Often accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to light and sound
  • Tension headaches –  Presents with pain on both sides of the head, and may be affiliated with pain in the muscles

Migraines and tension headaches can be more than just annoying. They can be strong enough to interfere with day-to-day activities and also disrupt vision and bodily functions while causing increased pain and sensation in other areas of the body. They can also affect mood and personality changes.

What can a doctor of chiropractic do?

Doctors of chiropractic will often use spinal adjustments to treat any vertebrae which may be misaligned. This will restore proper function to the nervous system. This restoration will help your body heal naturally without resorting to using drugs or surgery. Chiropractors can also recommend corrective exercises to correct posture, relaxation techniques that can aid in relieving any recurring tension, and nutritional guidance to supplement healing of the body. Each patient is different, and treatment will vary based on the patient's specific needs.

What if I don’t have a headache when I see Dr. Ford?

It's not uncommon to arrive at the office and not show any signs. If this happens, it's best to go through with your appointment regardless. Just because the pain isn't flaring up doesn't mean the reason why it started has disappeared. The underlying issue causing the pain will still be evident and Dr. Ford can address it. Because there are several reasons headaches occur, each with varying stages of pain, they'll often return if the root problem isn't addressed. Dr. Ford recommends follow-up visits to help retrain and strengthen the muscles supporting the spine and head.