Dealing with Constant Headaches in Overland Park KS?

try chiropractic care for headache and migraine relief

There are headaches, and then there are migraine headaches along with migraine treatments in Overland Park KS. Migraines involve more than just head pain, they often also involve nausea, dizziness, and extreme sensitivity to light. When a migraine strikes it can debilitate a sufferer for hours, even days, and migraines are a significant factor in lost workdays across the US as more than 37 million Americans report suffering from at least the occasional migraine headache.

Understanding Migraines in Overland Park KS

Usually, those who are struck down with a migraine headache on a regular basis have tried almost everything to ‘solve’ the problem. Pain medications, special migraine diets, trigger testing, and more, and yet they still find themselves lying in a dark room in agony on a regular basis.

Reliance on pain medication to treat migraines can be particularly ineffective. While they may provide a measure of relief during an active migraine regular use often leads to what is known as medication-overuse headaches.

Medication-overuse headaches occur when medications stop relieving pain and begin to cause headaches themselves. The temptation then is to take even more medication, leading to a troubling cycle that can be hard to break.

Avenues that many migraine sufferers don’t think to explore are physical forms of treatment like chiropractic and acupuncture. Yet, as an increasing body of research is finding, these treatments can be very effective and can provide the kind of lasting relief that every migraine sufferer is hoping for.

Headaches in Overland Park

Ahead of neck pain, and back pain, headaches are the most common reason that American adults visit their doctor. They are bad for productivity too, as 250 million workdays - at a cost of around 25 billion dollars - are lost every year to headaches.

Headaches come in many shapes and sizes. They are rarely immediately serious or life-threatening but some are so painful that it may feel to the sufferer like there is something very wrong, and if they are a regular occurrence any type of headache can easily become life-impacting. If you are looking for natural headache relief, contact us today!

Because they are so very common headaches have created an ever-growing market for medications designed to treat headaches. The problem is, that as is the case for many uses of pain medication, they do not treat the cause at all, merely mask the symptoms and dull the pain for a short while.

Relying on pain medications - even those as seemingly harmless as aspirin and ibuprofen - to ‘fix’ your headaches does not address the underlying causes and can have unwanted effects on liver and kidney function.

In many cases, the alignment of the neck is very important for headache relief. When the vertebra in the neck get misaligned, it can exert pressure on the local nerves, ligaments, and muscles and lead to, among other things, frequent headaches.

A large body of recent research has shown that the most common types of headaches do seem to respond very well to chiropractic treatment. Effective treatment of spinal subluxations - joints that are out of alignment, don’t move well and also irritate the nerves - provides effective, lasting relief.

Migraine Headache Treatments

Dr. Tyler Nigus is especially well-versed in the use of chiropractic treatments to address migraine headaches, in part because they have affected a number of family members in the past. This has led him to take a special interest in the effective treatment of migraines to provide long-lasting relief, rather than just a mask for symptoms.

To help migraines Dr. Tyler Nigusmakes use of a number of gentle chiropractic techniques and needle-less acupuncture treatments relieve the stress from migraine headaches in a gentle, pain-free way. These treatments are combined with other helpful tools like stress reduction to provide a more complete, medication-free way to begin providing long-term relief

Before a patient is treated for migraine headaches at Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture, they are given a free consultation during which the doctor can talk more in-depth about their individual case. There are many causes of migraine headaches, not all of them fully understood yet, and each patient’s case is unique. At Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture we take the time to treat you as a special individual, not just another face out in the waiting room.

Non-Needle Acupuncture for Headaches

Acupuncture is a 5,000-year-old healing art that has refined into the modern acupuncture that is practiced today. Specific skin points are used to treat headaches and bring relief, and this can be especially effective when used in conjunction with chiropractic care.

Acupuncture can also be used to treat stress, one of the main causes of tight muscles in our necks and shoulders that can lead to headaches. Most acupuncture points for headaches are located on the hands and ears, meaning that this treatment is easily accessible for headache relief. Needle-less acupuncture is comfortable and painless and ideal for those with a fear of needles!

Posture Correction for Headaches

It is no secret that we spend more time looking down today than we did in the past. With the advent of hand-held technology, more and more people look down at their devices for extended periods. The problem is that this puts a strain on your neck and over time can even change the shape of your neck.

At Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture we offer corrective exercises that are used in conjunction with chiropractic care to help with neck stability and bring headache relief.

Trigger Point Therapy

In some cases, it is primarily tight muscles that are contributing to the frequency and severity of a patient’s headaches. Most trigger points are also located in the same spot as important acupuncture points. It makes sense then that we use a variety of soft tissue techniques to help trigger points relax and bring headache relief.

If headaches are making your everyday life a misery, call or contact us today to book a complimentary consult with Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture to discover more about the treatment options best suited to address - not cover up - your unique headache pain.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Tyler Nigus today!


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9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 1:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm


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Nigus Chiropractic & Acupuncture

7295 W 97th St
Overland Park, KS 66212

(913) 953-5959