Headache and Migraine Treatments that are Safe & Effective
What you need to know about Headache Pain
Headaches and Migraines are not due to an aspirin on pain pill deficiency and though those types of drugs can make you feel better momentarily, they only mask the pain. There is an ALARM going off in your body, inside your HEAD, that desperately needs attention. Our Chiropractors and Medical staff here at our Medically Integrated Chattanooga Chiropractic office, Vibrant Life Health & Wellness, we successfully treat headaches and migraines on a daily basis. Our patients are so happy, some have even offered us their first born! Now I am sure they where kidding but they are definitely grateful! Headaches, and worse yet, migraines, are a common neurological disorder affecting millions of people each year. Migraines are defined as severe, throbbing headaches often accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to sound and light. For many patients, these symptoms are so intense they incapacitate the person from daily activity. Migraine triggers can range from weather, stress, poor sleep, or neck pain.
Prior to a migraine attack, patients may feel stiffness or irritability along with numerous other symptoms. During an attack, you may experience dizziness, nausea, vomiting, increased sensitivity to sound and site, vertigo, or throbbing head pain. These symptoms can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Many people who live with chronic migraines have tried everything and anything to mitigate the pain. Traditional Western medicine relies on prescription or over-the-counter medicines as a cure. However many patients do not respond to traditional courses of treatment. Alternative solutions like chiropractic care should be the first line of defense because its the only solution that can help relieve migraines by treating the problem from its source.
Why Do We Get Migraines?
Most of us spend our time hunched over phones, tablets, and computer screens throughout the course of our day. Stress, along with additional factors such as bad posture, can result in spinal misalignment, which in turn can cause nerves and muscles to become irritated or inflamed. Migraines are just one of many problems created from today’s hectic lifestyle.
Many of us attempt to maintain our overall health through periodic checkups with our primary care doctor. We may even visit the dentist for regular checkups and cleanings. However, we don’t always pay the same attention to our spinal health. Just like your teeth, your spine requires proper and consistent maintenance. A misaligned spine can put pressure on surrounding nerves, causing a plethora of maladies, including but not limited to migraines.
Migraine Treatment with Chiropractic Care
While headaches have many causes and triggers, chiropractic care has been proven effective at relieving migraine pain. Chiropractic care can reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches. Proper spine alignment removes pressure from the nervous system, which in turn helps prevent migraines from the source. The type of treatment given will depend on an initial evaluation by your chiropractic doctor. In addition to spinal manipulation, treatment may include ice or heat pads, massage, or strengthening and stretching exercises.
Our Chattanooga Chiropractic clinic provides treatment for headaches and migraines that allows for longer-term relief and less side effects than medication. Our team can consult with you on additional lifestyle changes that will help reduce migraine intensity and frequency. Come in to see how our Medically Integrated Chattanooga Chiropractic office Vibrant Life Health & Wellness can help relieve your Migraines today!