Headaches can be debilitating and a drain on health. Dr. Twila Henderson, DC provides chiropractic services to help relieve the pain of migraines and other headaches to residents of the Denton, Dallas/Fort Worth area of Texas.
Headaches do come in different forms, even though the pain may feel the same. Migraines may be the best known, with symptoms like nausea and vomiting or sensitivity to light and noise. Sinus headaches result from inflammation in the mucous membranes and often go hand-in-hand with allergies. Muscle tension in the neck and scalp can result in tension headaches. Cluster headaches occur repeatedly over the course of the day, affect one eye or side of the head and are more common in men.
Migraines are not just a headache but a true neurological condition. Although severe head pain is the best-known symptom, they may also cause neurological symptoms like dizziness, visual changes, numbness, or tingling in the face and extremities. They are also often triggered by specific foods -- like chocolate and wine -- scents, stress, food additives and (especially for women) hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle and menopause.
Many headaches may have a genetic component, as a family history often increases the risk that the patient will have headaches. Women tend to be more headache-prone than men. Sleep disturbances like sleep apnea or insomnia can contribute both to headaches and to stress, which increases the risk of headaches. Chronic daily headaches have also been linked to mental health problems like bipolar disorder, anxiety, and depression.
In some cases, headaches can be caused by alignment problems in the neck; a chiropractic adjustment can be helpful in resolving this problem. Migraine headaches may also respond to chiropractic treatment and decrease in severity or frequency. Any headache in which muscle tension is a factor may be helped by both chiropractic treatment and massage therapy. Chiropractic nutritional counseling may also identify food allergies or intolerance that contributes to headaches, especially migraines.
Brain Body Connection Chiropractic believes in the value of chiropractic care for you and your family. Our chiropractic office participates in most insurance programs, but please call us if you have any questions about whether you can use your insurance to pay for your chiropractic care. For patients who have little or no chiropractic insurance coverage, flexible payment programs can be arranged through CareCredit. To learn more about our payment options for chiropractic and wellness care, you can call our office directly and one of our friendly staff members will be happy to answer all your questions.
"Takes her time with her patients to do muscle work so that your adjustment stays in place. "
"The quality and personable attitude put forward by Dr. Twila Henderson and her staff is not only comforting, but effective."
"I love her! She is wonderful, kind and really cares that you get to a better place physically. She will take extra time to ensure you 'feel' a difference."
"I had a foot injury that Dr. Twila fixed in time for my 5K , and with her help I ran my fastest time. I recommend her to everyone who mentions pain!"
"When I first came to see Dr. Twila, I could hardly walk. She has helped me immensely! With her hard work, I've kept my back from falling back into a state of disrepair."
" Today I was in pain. I work all day walking outside on cement, and it was going to be a bad day. Dr. Twila worked on my back on her day off and I am now pain free."