Headaches and Migraines
If you or a loved one has ever experienced a migraine or tension headache then you are familiar with the intense pain and discomfort that these conditions can cause. Without proper treatment, they can become a permanent and debilitating part of your life, even causing you to miss work and important family events. If you are living with chronic tension headaches or migraines but you are unfamiliar with chiropractic care, give our team a call to schedule an initial consultation.
Eliminate Pain and improve your focus
Tension headaches are commonly described as moderate to severe pain that feels like a band has been placed around that person’s head and tightened. The pain can be pulsing, or a constant steady ache that can make it difficult to focus on anything else.
The cause for a tension headache could be dozens of different things, but the most common is bad posture, muscles that are too tight, and staring at a computer screen or smartphone too long. Tension headaches can also be caused by back or neck injuries as well as pre-existing conditions.
Pain and Other Physical Damage Is Not Always Immediately Evident
A migraine headache is the most intense and debilitating one can experience. A migraine has the same level of pain if not more than a tension headache, and it is also accompanied by sensitivity to light, nausea, and sensitivity to sound.
The causes for migraines are varied, and when migraines are discussed with a patient they often recognize the warning signs when a migraine is coming on. The most common causes are believed to be hormone fluctuations, poor diet, stress, and bad posture.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Help you relieve pain and get your health back
If you have been treating your chronic headaches and migraines with over the counter pain medications it may be time to consider an alternative treatment. Regular chiropractic adjustments, as well as lifestyle changes and other wellness activities, have been shown to all but eliminate headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care is also safe and teaches your body to heal itself, rather than rely on medication to simply mask the pain.
Chiropractic adjustments focus primarily on the spine to reduce inflammation and restore proper function to the entire nervous system. It is believed that headaches and especially migraines are linked to improper alignment of the spine and constricted nerves. Chiropractic adjustments actively reverse the damage caused by years of poor posture and retrain your spine to perform at an optimum level.
As part of your wellness plan, other services may be recommended, such as a massage which could be completed by one of our certified massage therapists, and diet changes. All of these different treatments carry the simple goal of reducing inflammation and allowing your nervous system to perform the way it was intended to perform. Too often people have become so used to living with headaches and migraines that they forget what their life can look like without them.
Your body has the amazing ability to heal itself without the use of harmful medications, so if you are ready to take the next step and shake the weight of chronic headaches and migraines off of your life consider contact our team at LifeGiving Chiropractic today!