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Posted on 09-01-2015
Do you suffer from chronic headaches?
Many people try to treat headaches with medication, a change in diet, or any number of herbal or home remedies. These solutions attempt to alleviate the symptoms but do not necessarily address the cause of the headaches. Chiropractic treatment for migraines can reduce frequency and duration because headaches can be the result of muscular tension, vascular problems, or tightness in the back or neck. If these are the cause of your headaches, a chiropractor can help.
Where does the pain come from?
Believe it or not, your brain has no sensation. Instead, headache pain comes from the veins, arteries, and nerves inside the brain and skull. Headaches result when these are irritated in some way. Sometimes, the irritant is easy to diagnose – bright or flashing lights, or jerky movements, for example – but when it is not as apparent, misalignment in your spine may be the culprit.
How might chiropractic treatment help?
Because your spine is the protector of your central nervous system, a misalignment of your vertebrae can cause a great deal of discomfort and affect all areas of your body. One cause of headaches is when this misalignment irrigates the nerves that control blood flow to the brain. This is called a subluxation. Headaches caused by subluxations decrease or go away entirely when a chiropractor adjusts the vertebrae and relieves the irritation to the nerves.
There are a number of chiropractic treatments that may be right for headache patients. These include adjustments, posture exercises, and soft tissue therapy techniques. If you are suffering from frequent headaches and want to learn more about these treatments as well as other health benefits of visiting a chiropractor, contact us. Lexington Family Chiropractic takes great pride in provided the best care to our patients!
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