Dr. Lawrence  Clayman -  - Chiropractor

Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic

Dr. Lawrence Clayman

Chiropractor located in Burien, White Center, West Seattle, Seattle, WA

Headaches Specialist

Headaches are so frequent that 9 out of 10 Americans experience them at some point in their lifetime. Dr. Lawrence Clayman, a chiropractor at Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic in Seattle, provides natural relief from headache pain through chiropractic adjustments, physical therapy, and acupuncture to patients from the West Seattle, White Center and Burien. If headaches are interrupting your life or preventing you from fully participating in the activities you love, it’s time to seek professional care. To learn more about the natural headache treatment options at Roxbury Spine and Wellness, call the office or schedule a consultation online today.

Headaches Q & A

by Dr. Lawrence Clayman

What causes chronic headaches?

There are a variety of reasons you may be suffering from chronic headache pain. Some headaches are the result of spinal misalignment or problems with the vertebrae in your neck. Because your neck serves as a bridge for blood flow between your spine and head, even the slightest physical problem with your neck can lead to chronic headaches.

If you were in a car accident in the past or suffered a sports injury as a teenager, it might be contributing to your recurring headache pain. Other times, specific triggers such as food sensitivities can cause a headache.

Most headaches fall into one of three categories:

  • Tension headaches: most common type; affect more women than men
  • Migraine headaches: affect both children and adults
  • Cluster headaches: most commonly affect men in their late 20s

One or more of the following triggers often cause these conventional types of headaches:

  • Lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Dehydration
  • Poor diet
  • Alcohol, especially red wine
  • Processed foods containing nitrates
  • Seasonal allergens or poor air quality
  • Inflammation around the head and neck

How is a migraine different from other headaches?

Migraines are different from other types of headaches in that they occur as a result of changes in your brain. Pressure and inflammation in your head, neck, and shoulders might also contribute to the onset of a migraine. For women and teenage girls, hormonal changes may cause a headache.

While a tension headache comes on during the day, migraine pain can begin in your sleep. Migraine headaches usually occur on one side of your head, or on your forehead, and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Common migraine symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Eye pain or sensitivity to light
  • Numbness or tingling
  • The pain worsened by physical activity
  • Sensitivity to noise
  • Pulsating, throbbing pain
  • For many adults, typical migraine triggers include:
  • Perfume or other strong odors
  • Alcohol
  • Sunlight or bright lights
  • Skipping meals
  • Lack of sleep
  • Chocolate
  • Cheese or dairy foods
  • Menstruation (women)

How are headaches and migraines treated?

While over-the-counter or prescription pain medications may offer immediate relief, these drugs mask the underlying causes of your symptoms. Pain medications become less effective with prolonged use, and many chronic headache sufferers get caught in the cycle of needing more to get relief. A better option is to treat your headaches by getting to the source.

Dr. Clayman is an expert of discovering the causes of your headaches so he can offer natural and effective remedies like chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Knowing what causes your pain is also helpful so you can avoid these triggers whenever possible. Chiropractic adjustments help realign your spine and neck to help alleviate your pain and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.

To learn more about how chiropractic adjustments and other natural remedies can relieve your headaches, call or schedule an appointment online today.


Words from our patients

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    "I give Dr. Clayman the highest ratings. He goes out of his way to get advanced training at the best seminars for patient care."

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    "I've been able to resume my favorite activities without back pain, and the burning sensation I had experienced in my legs for years."

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    "My depression, fatigue, dizziness, digestion, aches and pains have all improved since my regular visits there. A great practice for all ages!"

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    "Dr. Lawrence is very attentive, and thorough. He is driven to give his patients the best possible care and to teach them how to stay well. He is very organized."

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    "The staff are compassionate. Had never damage originating in the neck region, causing numbness and tingling in my left arm to fingers. Within a few weeks symptoms gone."

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    "The doctor and staff are a very positive, friendly people and an absolute joy to be around. They really care about their patients which means a lot to people."

    Greenwold B.
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    "I was experiencing chronic and acute back and now the pain is gone and I can do the things I did before. I have my life back. Thank you!"

    Allen D.
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    "My sleep quality has improved greatly since I started my adjustment sessions with this miracle working chiropractor! I have felt a great reduction in anxiety and pain."

    Stephanie W.
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    "The staff, atmosphere, and professionalism from Dr. Perona and Roxbury Spine and Wellness is terrific. Being a physician, I obviously have very high standards."

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    "I began to get relief immediately, and with adherance to his physical therapy and adjustments, my spine regained its natural, supportive curves. I am pain free."

    Martin L.
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    "I see staff members trusting Dr. Clayman with the most precious things in their lives-their loved ones."

    Al B.
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    " Over the last 2 years my spine has improved 10 fold and my existence is much more enjoyable!"

    Chris W.
Roxbury Spine and Wellness Clinic
2656 South West Roxbury Street
Burien, White Center, West Seattle

Seattle, WA 98126
Phone: 206-204-5165
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