Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy. And in the worst-case scenario, they leave you unable to function. Medication may help in the short term, but when the problem is ongoing or re-occurring, pills are generally not enough. The source of your migraines is usually structural, and therefore proper treatment can help you overcome this debilitating issue. Natural treatment from a chiropractor may be the solution you are looking for to migraines.
Why it’s important to be proactive
Whether you have a slight headache or a full-on migraine, the cause is most likely structural. In other words, your spine has moved out of position, causing you discomfort and a lot of other unpleasant symptoms. Misalignments can stem from many different things, including developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, improper posture, etc. And this misalignment puts pressure on the surrounding nerves. When compressed or irritated, the nerves send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten. This tightness then leads to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment, which leads to more persistent headaches and migraines.
A headache or migraine is your body’s way of telling you that something else is going on. Since your spinal health impacts every other system in your body, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.
Chiropractic treatment for migraine headaches
Chiropractic care is a successful, natural treatment for many conditions, including migraines. Our chiropractors have an extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine. Chiropractic treatment starts with a thorough evaluation that will rule out other possible causes of your headache and examine your spine for issues of misalignment.
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The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment necessary for you. Using gentle and non-invasive techniques a chiropractor is able to achieve adjustments to the spine that, although they may seem subtle, can provide almost instant relief and restore your long-term health. Unlike medications which treat the problem on the surface level and provide only short-term relief, a chiropractic adjustment will address the cause of your headache or migraine and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.
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