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Headache & Migraine Relief in East Brunswick

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“I have a special affinity for helping people with headaches, because my mom, my sister and I all suffered from horrible headaches, and it was chiropractic care that got rid of them,” said Dr. Freedman.

Throbbing pain. A dull ache. Sudden pain or “brain freeze” after eating ice cream. Pain on the top of the head. As one of the most common pain conditions experienced worldwide, headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to debilitating.

Periodic headaches often prevent parents from playing with their kids or helping them with their homework. Moms and dads may miss family activities because their head is pounding and they don’t know what to do.

How Chiropractic May Help

The chiropractic adjustment relieves pressure off the nerves or blood vessels and improves function. People suffering from headaches and migraines often feel like a veil has been lifted off of them. They feel thrilled that their life has been restored.

What’s the Difference Between a Migraine & a Headache?

Headaches are unpleasant pains in your head that can cause pressure and aching. The pain can range from mild to severe, and they usually occur on both sides of your head. Some specific areas where headaches can occur include the forehead, temples, and back of the neck. A headache can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. The most common headache type is a tension headache. Triggers for this headache type include dehydration, emotional and physical stress. Tension headaches aren’t the only type of headache; other headache types include: cluster headaches, sinus headaches, Chiari headaches, and thunderclap headaches.

Migraine headaches are different. They cause intense, throbbing pain that makes the performance of daily tasks very difficult and can be so severe that sufferers seek care at an emergency room. Typically affecting one side of the head, migraine headaches may have accompanying symptoms that typically include nausea/vomiting, seeing flashes of light or spots, pain behind an eye or ear, pain in the temples, sound/light sensitivity and/or temporary vision loss.

There are two categories of migraine headache: migraine with aura and migraine without aura. An “aura” refers to sensations a person experiences before they get a migraine. They can occur 10 to 30 minutes before an episode and can include: seeing flashing lights or unusual lines, feeling tingling or numbness in the face or hands, having an unusual sense of smell, taste, or touch, and/or feeling less mentally alert or having trouble thinking.

Some migraine sufferers may experience symptoms a day or two before the actual migraine occurs, referred to as a “prodrome” phase. These symptoms can include: constipation, depression, frequent yawning, irritability, neck stiffness, and unusual food cravings.

Most Common Causes of Headaches

If dietary issues and serious issues, such as a brain tumor, are ruled out, most of the time common headaches come from misalignment of the vertebrae in the spine, compressing the nerves that control the muscles around the skull. When the muscles become tightened and constricted, it interferes with the blood supply to those muscles.

The major blood vessels that carry blood up into the brain travel up and thread directly through the vertebrae. Should the vertebrae go out of alignment, it can compress that blood vessel and interfere with blood flow, like how stepping on a hose interferes with the flow of water going through the hose.
Headaches occur when there’s an imbalance, either because of compression of an artery or spasm in muscles, all due to improper alignment of the spine, improper energy and blood flow and consequently improper function.

When the spine is checked and adjusted, we provide relief that cannot be found anywhere else, because medication doesn’t relieve pressure off of nerves or blood vessels caused by improper alignment of the spine.

If you’re straining your eyes, you could get headaches. You may be overdue for an eye exam. If you wear glasses, it may be time to have your prescription checked.

Every day, we’re exposed to environmental toxins, whether in our food, in the water, in the air that we breathe, the cleaning products used in our home and office environment, in the drugs that we take, or the cosmetics applied to the body.

All of these chemicals that we’re exposed to daily leach into our body. When the detoxifying organs of the body become overly toxic (e.g., liver and kidneys), one of the key symptoms that a person can experience is headaches.

We can check patients to ensure their bodies are not overly toxic. If they are, we offer an all natural, 21-Day Purification Program by Standard Process. It is considered the best in the country at safely ridding the body of excess toxicity.

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Some Patient Success Stories

Dr. Freedman had an assistant that worked with him for over 25 years. She and her daughter had horrible headaches, and nothing helped until they were both under his chiropractic care.

At the age of 20, another patient had severe headaches. Her dentist convinced her the headaches were due to a dental issue. It was recommended that she have all her teeth removed, so she did. The patient was given a full set of dentures, and she still had her headaches because they weren’t related to her teeth. She came into the practice, and after Dr. Freedman adjusted her, her headaches were gone!

A man had a constant, pounding headache for 6 straight months. He awoke with it and went to bed with it, with no relief regardless of the treatments he received from his medical doctors. After his first adjustment from Dr. Freedman, he left the office with no headache pain!

Book an Appointment

Headaches and migraines don’t have to sideline you from life. Contact Freedman Chiropractic today to schedule an appointment.


Headache & Migraine Relief East Brunswick NJ | (732) 254-6011