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How Chiropractic Can Help Headaches or Migraines
By Dr. Heath Gallentine, DC
Many Americans suffer from headaches, from tension headaches to migraines. Headaches can affect your physical state in such a way that it affects your daily activities. Not only can headaches cause the actual pain in your head, but they can also cause other symptoms such as nausea, eye pain, and sensitivity to light and sound. These headaches are often treated with drugs, which can only give short-term relief. Unfortunately, after the effect of the drug wears off, then you get to experience the same splitting headache that you had before you took the medication. Sometimes you wonder whether there is a way to completely fix this problem totally, instead of just relying on these short-term drugs. There is actually an unconventional but effective way of treating your headaches-- Chiropractic.
So how does chiropractic help patients with headaches? Many times headaches can result from a misalignment of the spinal vertebrae in the neck. This misalignment can cause the muscles of the upper shoulder and neck to become tight. This combination of misaligned vertebrae and tight muscles can cause compression on nerves, which can then cause a headache.
Chiropractic treatment for headaches involves realigning the vertebrae of the neck. By correcting the misalignment, the neck and shoulder muscles can then relax. Correcting these issues can then relieve the pressure on the nerves, which can then relieve the headache. Chiropractic treatment can also involve treating the tight muscles with massage therapy or electronic muscle stimulation, which can further facilitate the relief of the headaches.
For those that suffer with chronic headaches or migraines, consistent chiropractic care can decrease the amount of episodes a person may suffer. If there are nerves somewhere in the neck area that have been irritated or blocked for a long time, then they receive fewer and fewer stimuli as time goes by. Consistent chiropractic care can relieve the pressure on these nerves so that the migraine sufferer can get less and less attacks as time goes by. Eventually, the body will continue to maintain this corrected state, thus the problem is then fixed.
Nothing is worse than having a terrible headache. In fact, this is one of the most debilitating pain that you can suffer, if not tolerate. So if you are tired of just taking pills that only cause the symptoms to subside for a short time, then trying out new things like chiropractic can be your option. Finding a reliable chiropractor can be as quick as asking family or friends who they recommend. Living with chronic headaches or migraines can be a thing of the past. Reclaim your life back by getting rid of the pain and symptoms that cause you to suffer.
Call us today to take the first step to your recovery!
Lexington Family Chiropractic
131 Prosperous Pl #15
Lexington, KY 40509