Headaches Specialist

 Dr. Darren R. Bell -  - Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center

Bell Chiropractic Injury And Pain

Dr. Darren R. Bell

Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Center located in Hamburg, NY

A common problem for many people, headaches affect nine out of 10 Americans. Darren Bell, DC, of Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain, in Hamburg, New York, provides patients of all ages with natural, long-term pain relief for the underlying causes of headaches. If you suffer from headaches or migraines and you don’t want to depend on prescription medication to relieve your symptoms, Dr. Bell can help. Call the friendly office to schedule an appointment or book online today.

Headaches Q & A

What causes headaches?

There are two different types of headaches — primary and secondary. 

Primary headaches

Primary headaches arise from structural problems in your spine, neck, or head. Both children and adults can experience primary headaches. A primary headache isn’t a symptom of an underlying health condition, but rather an indication of a musculoskeletal or neurological problem. Common types of primary headaches include cluster, tension, and migraines. 

Secondary headaches

Unlike primary headaches, secondary headaches are symptoms that result from an underlying condition other than a structural issue. You may experience a secondary headache as a result of conditions including whiplash, overuse of prescription pain medications, sinus infections, or alcohol consumption. Some life-threatening conditions may also cause headaches, such as stroke, blood clots, and high blood pressure. 

If you have a headache as a result of trauma or an injury, seek medical attention immediately to rule out serious conditions. For headache pain that has no apparent or obvious cause, Dr. Bell can find the root cause of it so you can get natural, long-term relief without depending on prescription medications. 

How does a chiropractor relieve headaches?

If you suffer from frequent migraines or headaches, the pain and other symptoms can affect the quality of your life and prevent you from doing things you enjoy. Dr. Bell uses the latest techniques and scientifically based treatments to alleviate your symptoms without prescription medications. Once he determines the underlying cause of your headaches through a comprehensive exam, including discussing your lifestyle, nutrition, and any other conditions, Dr. Bell recommends a treatment plan that may include:

  • Gentle, effective chiropractic adjustments using a variety of techniques
  • Lifestyle and nutritional changes
  • Stretching exercises to relieve tension
  • Postural corrections
  • Relaxation techniques 
  • Thor® Class 3B laser therapy
  • Spinal decompression
  • Electrotherapy

Once your spine properly realigns from the chiropractic adjustments, and you are able to relieve tension, you can get relief from structural problems that cause headaches. If your headaches are the result of a more serious underlying condition, Dr. Bell can also refer you to a network of reputable providers he regularly works within the Buffalo area. 

How can I prevent headaches?

Not all headaches can be prevented, but it’s possible to reduce their frequency. It’s also possible to reduce chronic tension headache and migraine pain with the following lifestyle modifications:

  • Eating healthy foods and not skipping meals
  • Avoiding excessive alcohol consumption
  • Managing daily stress
  • Eliminating medications that contribute to the onset of headaches
  • Having regular chiropractic adjustments
  • Getting enough exercise
  • Drinking plenty of water every day to prevent dehydration

For a whole-person, natural approach to treating and managing headaches and migraines, contact Bell Chiropractic Injury and Pain by phone or through the online booking system.