Headache Treatment in the Twin Cities

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Headaches affect millions of Americans every year for various reasons. In many cases, they’re due to an injury in the neck, back, or spine, and they can be debilitating. 

The cyclical issue that comes with headaches is that stress can also be a major contributor to their frequency and intensity, but often, once a headache starts, our body’s response immediately leads to anxiety or stress. This can make them worse and last longer. 

One of the best ways to manage headaches is to ensure the body’s spine and musculoskeletal system are functioning and balanced so they occur less often. 

Dr. Collins is well trained and experienced in headache control. Our St. Paul headache chiropractic clinic provides safe, natural care to impaired areas of the body that can cause headaches.

Don’t let your headaches stand in the way of another productive day. Get the help you need.

We Manage Headache Pain

There are several kinds of headaches, some more serious than others. Our chiropractic clinic offers support for headaches that stem from trauma, stress, and other spine, neck, and back-related dysfunctions. 

Cervicogenic Headaches

Cervicogenic headaches are neck generated, often because of injury, overuse, or imbalances in the cervical spine (the portion of the spine located in the neck) or the neck’s soft tissue. This kind of headache can start after a neck injury, prolonged overuse damaging tissues or after repetitive neck movement, it may combine with the neck’s loss of range of motion. 

Other symptoms of a cervicogenic headache include:

  • Steady pain in the back and base of the head
  • Radiating pain from the head into the neck and upper back
  • Pain in the forehead

Because cervicogenic headaches are due to the cervical spine or musculoskeletal issues, chiropractors are an excellent resource for ending them at the source. The headaches can be relieved by aligning and restoring the function of the neck’s imbalances. 

Post-Trauma Headaches 

It’s common for headaches to occur after a concussion and other head injuries, but if headaches occur after the trauma and within seven days, you may find yourself suffering from post-trauma headaches. 

These headaches are due to inflammation in the head and or neck following injury, along with the dramatic tensing of the muscles and soft tissues that takes place during and following the injury.

Post-trauma headaches range from mild to severe and can worsen over time. Our chiropractic clinic can help with headaches related to concussions, head injuries, or other trauma-related injuries. 

Common symptoms of post-trauma headaches include:

  • Pulsing or throbbing pain
  • Vomiting and nausea 
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Inability to focus 
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

Whenever you’re involved in an accident or have been injured, you should seek medical care as soon as possible. With quick intervention, you can help prevent discomfort, pain, and more or heightened injuries, including post-trauma headaches. 

Migraine Headaches

Migraines are one of the most prevalent kinds of headaches, and often, their origin is unknown. They’re usually due to environmental factors, stress, or a dysfunction in the neck joints. 

Migraine headaches we now know are a combination of neurologic and vascular events. Clinically there is often upper cervical joint restriction and myofascial pain points in migraine patients.

Common symptoms of migraines include:

  • Vomiting and nausea
  • Pulsing or throbbing pain on one side of the head
  • Extreme sensitivity to light, sound, and smell

When a migraine starts to initiate, you should avoid light, stressing your eyes (get off the computer or device), remove yourself from stressful situations, and rest. 

Chiropractic Headache Treatments

Before implementing a treatment program, you must identify what’s causing your headaches. A complete physical analysis will tell our chiropractic team how you move, function, and perform. The physical exam will allow us to identify the specific painful tissues involved with your headaches. These painful tissues are called “pain generators” and can include myofascial trigger points and painful spinal facet joints.

Dr. Collins will then design a comprehensive healing plan that nurtures your body back to health safely and quickly. 

Common solutions to headaches include:

  • Spine alignment- chiropractic care to the cervical spine will reposition the structure so it can fully function
  • Myofascial release therapies- soft tissue treatments to heal affected areas and promote circulation, as inflammation is decreased
  • Joint-related therapies- methods that improve joint health so the neck can support you
  • Rehabilitation- helping the body strengthen, stabilize, and find its overall balance
  • Acupuncture– reduces tension in the muscles around the head and changes the central nervous system

We’ll find what’s generating the discomfort and give you guidance to keep your body safe going forward. A life without headaches is possible; let us prove it. 

You don’t have to live with pain.

Benefits of Chiropractic for Headaches

We’ve provided headache care for numerous patients with great success. 

Headache patients we work with include:

Chiropractic is safe and non-invasive, making it a common method for many patients to find relief after trauma. No matter your age or lifestyle, chiropractic can offer numerous benefits. 

Common benefits of chiropractic treatments include:

  • Increases comfort 
  • Improves movement patterns and flexibility
  • Provides safe, trusted, effective care
  • Reduces the need for pain medication or surgery
  • Promotes overall health
  • Reduces anxiety and stress as it nurtures relaxation
  • Offers education and lifestyle guidance
  • Increases energy, focus, and productivity

Getting your body healthy and pain-free allows you to live a better quality of life. Even minor headaches can cause stress and interfere with your routine; let’s see if we can end them. Together, we’ll develop an optimized treatment plan to get you strong and confident.

Contact Us

Twin Cities Headache Neck & Back

245 Ruth St. N #205
St Paul, MN 55119

(651) 925-5530

Our chiropractic office is located on the south side of Highway 94 at 245 North Ruth Street, on the corner of Ruth & Burns.


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