Headaches & Migraines Specialist

Baltimore Back and Pain Center -  - Chiropractor

Baltimore Back and Pain Center

Chiropractors & Chiropractic and Rehabilitative Care Centers located in Baltimore, MD

Headache pain can make it difficult to concentrate, let alone perform daily tasks. Michael A. Dorn Jr., DC, determines the source of your pain and helps to shut it down with spinal adjustments and other manual therapies. If you’re searching for therapies to treat your headache pain, reach out to the Baltimore Back & Pain Center online or over the phone.

Headaches & Migraines Q & A

What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?

Headaches and migraines differ in their intensity, location, side effects, and other characteristics.

Headaches tend to affect the forehead and scalp with dull, achy pressure. Migraines are usually marked by an intense throbbing pain on one side of the head.

If additional side effects accompany your pain, you’re probably having a migraine. Those side effects include:

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Visual disturbances
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Aura, or perceptual disturbances

Whether you have headaches or migraines, if neuromuscular alignment issues cause your pain, Dr. Dorn can help.

What causes headaches?

Triggers such as certain foods, environmental exposures, hormonal changes, and overstimulation are known catalysts for migraines. Dehydration is another contributing factor for many people. Dr. Dorn works with you to identify your triggers so that you can avoid them.

Tension from stress or sitting in the same position for long periods of time can create muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and jaw. As the muscle tightness spreads, it can cause headache pain.

If muscular tension and joint irritation are the culprits of your headache pain, chiropractic adjustments may provide significant relief.

How can a chiropractor help with headaches and migraines?

Spinal adjustments are effective for tension headaches and neck-related head pain because they help restore proper alignment to your vertebrae.

Dr. Dorn takes a multimodal approach to migraine treatment. He uses spinal adjustments and other physical manipulations to help prevent migraines and reduce your physical response to stress.

After assessing the source of your headaches, Dr. Dorn may also provide additional therapies to improve your recovery and prevent future recurrences. These treatments include:

If you’re searching for relief from chronic headaches or migraines, give chiropractic care a try under the expert guidance of Dr. Dorn. Call the Baltimore Back & Pain Center or use the online scheduler to book an appointment.