Headaches and Migraines

Dr. Jeranek, Our Kenosha Chiropractor CAN Help You and Your Children with Migraine and Headache Pain

If you or your children have symptoms or pain from migraines or headaches, our Kenosha chiropractor, Dr. Janet L. Jeranek can be of service to your whole family. Jeranek Family Chiropractic has been serving Kenosha and the surrounding communities for 27+ years and specializes in the treating the cause of symptoms for adults and kids. Dr. Janet Jeranek is highly skilled in correcting the cause of symptoms such as headaches, migraines, neck, mid back, lower back pain Our caring team can help you feel better quickly, by starting to correct the cause of your symptoms.

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Our Chiropractor in Kenosha Explains the Different Types of Headache Pain and Symptoms

There are a variety of different types of headaches. Dr. Janet Jeranek, Our chiropractor in Kenosha can provide relief from these painful headaches by correcting their cause with chiropractic care. Here are the main types of headaches you and your child may experience:


The ache and pain from migraines can be intense. These headaches can continue for a few hours to many days. The pain can be so intense that the condition can create light and sound sensitivity as well as nausea in children and adults. Migraines occur when the blood vessels of the brain constrict then quickly dilate, which makes your blood pressure increase quickly. Migraines can be caused by a variety of different things including stress, neck pain, lack of sleep, misaligned vertebrae in the back or neck which cause nerve pressure and headaches.

Tension Headaches 

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A tension headache is the most common type of headache. These headaches are usually a result of poor posture or stress. Many people do not realize that when you are stressed, this puts additional pressure on the neck and upper back muscles, as well as the spine. Tension headaches give a constant ache with pain all over the head and often behind the eyes as well. This type of headache usually starts with minimum pain and gradually increases with pain that can affect a person from a few hours to several days. Tension headaches can be due to misaligned vertebrae or subluxations in the area of the upper neck and back. Injuries from car accidents and whiplash can cause tension headaches when muscle, nerve, ligament and or disc injuries have occurred in the neck.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster headaches do not last very long, but can be very painful. This type of headache is typically only felt on one side of the head and often severely behind the eyes. Cluster headaches usually happen at night and occur one to four times per day over the period of several days in clusters, giving them their name. The cause is like migraines because they are caused by the dilation of blood vessels in the brain with an increase in pressure.

How Chiropractic care can Help You or Your Kid's Headache

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Dr. Janet Jeranek offers headache and migraine treatment for you and your entire family. She will identify the cause of you or your kid's acute or chronic headaches or migraines and will correct the cause efficiently. Dr. Janet Jeranek can correct any neuro-musculoskeletal headache source which may include issues with muscles, nerves, and bones, by using spinal adjustments. Tension in the head and neck can be reduced or eliminated, which offers immediate relief from mild to severe headaches and migraines.

Frequently Asked Questions About Headache and Migraine Treatment

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Headaches and migraines can seem as mystifying as they are painful. These frustrating conditions can range from a mild, annoying ache to paralyzing eye pain and brutal migraine symptoms. It's helpful to gain an understanding of headaches and migraines so you can seek the most effective treatment possible -- including the natural, drug-free headache and migraine treatment options here at Jeranek Family Chiropractic in Kenosha. Take a look at some frequently asked questions about these all-too-common complaints and their remedies.

What Are Some Different Types of Headaches?

Pains in the head may assault you in a variety of ways, and for a variety of reasons. The most common type of headache is the tension headache, also known as cervinogenic headache. Migraines are surprisingly common as well, especially in women. Some people experience a third major category of headache known as cluster headaches. Other kinds of headaches include exertional headaches, headaches as a secondary effect of some other health condition, and hypnic headaches (which wake people up in the middle of the night for no known reason).

How Do Tension Headaches Start?

Tension headaches start when the muscles in your neck get tight and go into spasm. Some of these muscles, such as the RCPM muscle, are attached to highly sensitive tissues at the base of the skull. When the spasms pull on these tissues, the tissues emit pain signals that are transferred to the head. Physical/emotional stress often contributes to tension headaches, but you can also get them due to an alignment error between your skull and your cervical spine.

What Causes Cluster Headaches?

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Cluster headaches are sharp, intense headaches that occur in clusters over a short period of time, usually attacking the eye area. It's believed that imbalances in the two topmost cervical vertebrae (the Atlas and axis) are a factor in cluster headaches.

What is the Difference Between a Headache and a Migraine

A migraine may include a brutally intense headache among a variety of other debilitating symptoms -- from glare/sound sensitivity and nausea to dizziness and blurred vision. Migraines can also last much longer than the typical headache.

What Are the Different Types of Migraines?

Types of migraines include migraines with or without aura, hemiplegic migraines (which can mimic stroke symptoms), and retinal migraines (which sometimes cause temporary blindness).

What Causes Migraines?

Migraines continue to baffle science, but researchers believe that serotonin imbalances send faulty signals to the cranial blood vessels, producing rapid changes in blood pressure. Migraine attacks can be set off by specific foods, weather changes, hormonal swings, bright lights, physical stress and other triggers.

How Is Chiropractic Care Used for Headache Treatment?

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Our Kenosha chiropractor evaluates your condition carefully, including your musculoskeletal alignment, to determine the exact cause of your headache issues. Chiropractic adjustment can go far beyond drugs in treating headaches. Instead of simply muting the pain of a headache in progress, our techniques can correct the underlying cervical alignment issues that make you prone to tension and cluster headaches in the first place.

Can Chiropractic Care Also Treat Migraines?

Chiropractic care is effective against migraines as well as other types of headaches. Migraines sufferers who received chiropractic treatment reported experiencing both fewer migraines and less painful attacks.

Why Should I Choose Jeranek Family Chiropractic for My Headache or Migraine Care?

Our clinic offers a variety of natural treatment techniques to combat your headaches and migraines. In addition to chiropractic adjustment, we can provide relaxing whirlpool therapy, nutritional counseling (to help you avoid migraine triggers), and lifestyle advice to help banish stress and maintain good cervical alignment.

Contact Dr. Janet Jeranek, Our Kenosha Chiropractor for Treatment of Headache Pain for You and Your Kids

If you have any questions about you or your kid’s headaches or other issues, please contact Dr. Janet Jeranek, Our Kenosha chiropractor to learn more about chiropractic care for headaches at Jeranek Family Chiropractic. Call us at (262) 694-7833 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Jeranek for headache and migraine relief today!

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