Headaches Specialist

Andrew Curcuru, DC -  - Chiropractor

Active Health Center

Andrew Curcuru, DC

Chiropractor & Pain Management located in Downtown, Oakland, CA

Headaches have several triggers that include lifestyle, environment, and muscle tension or spinal irregularities. If you experience regular headaches or migraines, contact Active Health Center in Oakland, California. Experienced chiropractor Andrew Curcuru, DC, can diagnose the root cause of your headache pain and offer holistic treatments to help relieve it. Call today for an appointment or use the online tool to schedule today.

Headaches Q & A

Why do headaches occur?

Headaches are incredibly common and can show up in many different ways. They may be dull or sharp, show up behind the eyes or all over your skull, and may last a few hours or go on for days. 

Headaches can happen because of:

  • Dehydration
  • Head injury
  • Neck injury
  • Back injury
  • Tension
  • Medication side effects
  • Poor sleep
  • Blood sugar changes
  • Dietary triggers
  • Noise or light changes
  • Poor posture

Headaches share a common feature: Tension in your muscles.

How can I prevent headaches?

At Active Health Center, Dr. Curcuru recommends holistic, conservative interventions to help you reduce headache pain. They may be as simple as avoiding prolonged periods in a strained position, such as sitting at a computer or hunching over a steering wheel. Regular exercise can alleviate tension. 

You also benefit from staying hydrated and eating a balanced diet that avoids processed foods and additives. 

Regular chiropractic adjustments also help relieve mechanical and tension problems causing your headache pain.

How can a chiropractor help with headaches?

Chiropractic care heals headache pain by releasing soft-tissue tension and realigning vertebrae. Subluxations, especially in the neck, are misalignments of the vertebrae. They can cause joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and scalp. 

Dr. Curcuru uses gentle spinal manipulation to bring misaligned vertebrae back into their proper location. That helps relieve nerve, soft tissue, and muscle pain. It also increases circulation to your head. 

Depending on the cause of your headache pain, he may also offer decompression therapy, acupuncture, and soft-tissue manipulation to alleviate your pain.

You may also get relief from complementary therapies like massage, which helps reduce tension and stiffness that contributes to headache pain. 

How can chiropractic care relieve migraines?

Migraines are intense headaches that usually occur on only one side of the head. They may cause neurological symptoms like nausea, light halos, and dizziness. If you have chronic migraines, meaning you experience more than 15 episodes in one month, chiropractic treatment is an effective way to reduce the frequency and severity of migraines. 

Chiropractic care helps by realigning your spine’s position. That reduces nerve and muscle irritation, so you have fewer or even no migraine episodes. 

Chiropractic care includes non-pharmaceutical solutions. With regular adjustments, Dr. Curcuru can help wean you off of migraine medications. 

If you suffer regular headache pain, contact Active Health Center. Call today or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.