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Headache Specialist in Clovis CA

try chiropractic care for headache and migraine relief

Getting an occasional headache is common, but you shouldn’t have headaches so severe, or so regularly that they impact your work or daily life. Before you live one more day with a headache, visit expert chiropractor Travis Ryan, DC, at Sierra Functional Medical in Clovis, California. He’ll try to determine the cause your headaches — or migraines — and help minimize their intensity and frequency, through chiropractic care.

Headache Q & A

What is the difference in symptoms between a migraine and a headache?

Migraines are often severe, causing pounding and throbbing on one side of your head, or your entire head (sometimes pain shifts from side to side). With migraines, you’ll probably be sensitive to lights, sounds, and smells. Some migraine sufferers have nausea, vomiting, dizziness, or extreme fatigue.

The majority of headaches patients have are tension headaches, which are mild to moderate, and affect the top, sides, or front of your head. Tension headaches can make it difficult for you to fall asleep or stay asleep, or you might have one as soon as you wake up. Some of the other side effects of tension headaches may include irritability, poor concentration, and achy muscles.

How can chiropractic care help with headaches?

Sometimes, it’s tricky to figure out what’s causing headaches. But Dr. Ryan can try different treatments to see what helps improve your symptoms. Once your spine is manually adjusted, it’ll improve energy flow, and decrease tension throughout your body. Most headache sufferers experience a decline in headache frequency and minimized pain, after just a few chiropractic adjustments.

If you’re having chronic headaches, Dr. Ryan can show you exercises to improve your posture. Once you perfect your posture, you’ll have less strain on your neck and shoulders, further minimizing issues with headaches. He can even teach you relaxation techniques to use if you feel a headache or a migraine coming on.

Because chiropractic care is a wellness approach to health, Dr. Ryan may offer nutrition counseling, or even suggest supplements for nutrients you might need. Once you start getting all the vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients your system craves, you could start having fewer, and less painful, headaches.

Can I do anything to prevent headaches?

Possibly. Headache triggers can come from anywhere: your environment, the foods you eat, stress, and poor sleep habits. Dr. Ryan will need to know when your headaches occur, like if they start first thing in the morning, or right after you eat. He’ll also work with you to figure out what’s causing your headaches, so you can better understand how to prevent them.

If it’s dietary, for instance, avoiding that particular food can be beneficial. If your headaches are tension or stress related, Dr. Ryan can teach you relaxation and stretching techniques to help prevent headaches (you’ll sleep better this way too).


9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm


Sierra Functional Medical
2181 Herndon Avenue #103
Clovis, CA 93611
(559) 297-0030

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