Headaches and Migraines
If you are coping with a persistent headache or the terrible symptoms related to migraines (intolerance to light and noise, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, depression, and irritation), the source of your pain may be a structural problem. Once the spine moves out of position due to developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, or other incidents, it may put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When these nerves become compressed or irritated, they send a message to the body which tells the muscles in the affected area to tighten, causing pain in the head and neck region.
This tightening of the muscles can become the source of acute headaches and migraines. With time the tightness may also pull your bones out of alignment ultimately causing more persistent headaches and migraines. Headaches or migraines could be a sign there are deeper problems happening in your spinal column and because all of the other systems in your body are impacted by your spinal health, it’s essential to manage these issues as soon as the symptoms become apparent.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Treatment through chiropractic care has a long history of successfully alleviating the pain associated with headaches and migraines. Because chiropractors have such an extensive understanding of the subtle issues which can occur in the spine, which owing to its connection to the nervous system is often the source of pain, they are incredibly adept at treating these kinds of ailments. Chiropractic treatment begins with an extensive evaluation that will rule out any other possible causes of your headaches and an examination of your spine for problems of misalignment.
The assessment at the initial visit will determine the particular type of treatment necessary for the problem at the root of the pain. By using gentle, non-invasive techniques, a chiropractor is then able to make subtle adjustments to the spine that can provide often instant relief and help to restore your long term health and overall well-being. Unlike medications, which only treat the problem on a surface level and provide short-term relief, chiropractic adjustments address the actual cause of your headache or migraine, providing long term results that will improve your quality of life.
If you are suffering from the pain of migraines or headaches, call our team at Pro Active Chiropractic for help today.
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