Headaches Specialist

Meridian Chiropractic Clinic

Jeffry Yoder, DC

Chiropractor & Back, Spine, & Neck Specialist located in Indianapolis, IN

Headaches are often due to stress or tension and structural problems in your neck. Whatever's causing your headaches, board-certified chiropractor Jeffry Yoder, DC, of Meridian Chiropractic Clinic in Indianapolis, Indiana, can help. Dr. Yoder uses advanced techniques to address bone and tissue misalignments that trigger headaches. To find relief from your headaches, call Meridian Chiropractic Clinic today or book an appointment online.

Headaches Q & A

What's causing my headaches?

There are many potential causes of headaches. A blow to the head often leaves you with a headache, and infections like colds and flu frequently cause headaches — sinus infections after a cold can cause particularly severe headaches.

The most common headaches are those that develop from muscle tension in your neck and upper back. Other possible triggers for headaches include:

  • Dehydration
  • Allergens
  • Chemicals
  • Bright lighting 
  • Loud or constant noise 
  • Changes in barometric pressure
  • Excessive alcohol consumption
  • Chronic stress

There are also many types of headaches for which the cause is unknown or unclear, including severe, recurring headaches like migraines and cluster headaches.

What are migraine headaches?

Migraines are disabling headaches that not only are extremely painful but also cause problems like nausea and vomiting, weakness, sensitivity to light and sound, and visual disturbances.

Some people get frequent migraines, while others can go years without one. The reasons why you get migraines could be linked to your genes or result from nerve dysfunction in your brain.

People who get migraines often find specific foods, intense emotions, and environmental factors can trigger an attack; for example, chocolate, stress, and pollution are all potential migraine triggers.

What should I do if I'm getting frequent or severe headaches?

If you're getting frequent or severe headaches, you should visit Meridian Chiropractic Clinic for an assessment.

Headaches are common, but that doesn't mean they're normal. No pain is normal; it's your body's way of letting you know that there's something wrong. 

Numerous powerful medications are available to numb headache pain, which is handy when you're busy trying to get through your day. However, they don't correct the underlying cause of the headache.

If you get headaches more than once in a two-week period, or your headaches last for two days or longer, it's likely you need to find and address the underlying cause.

How does chiropractic care help with headaches?

Dr. Yoder uses his expertise in chiropractic manipulation to locate vertebrae and muscles in your spine that aren't supporting your head correctly. Without the proper support, your head puts strain on your bones, nerves, and muscles, and it can even affect blood flow to your head.

If your headaches result from spinal bone misalignments, Dr. Yoder gently realigns the vertebrae to relieve pressure and restore function. Headaches that are due to muscle tension also benefit from therapeutic massage.

Rather than masking your headaches with medication, find the source of the problem and treat it successfully by contacting Meridian Chiropractic Clinic. Call today or book an appointment online.