Struggling with Headaches in Alexandria?
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, 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 headaches and migraines is usually structural, and therefore proper treatment can help you overcome this debilitating issue. Headache relief at our Alexandria chiropractic clinic may be the solution you are looking for.
Headaches FAQs in Alexandria
From hormonal imbalance to the foods you eat, headaches have a variety of triggers. In general, headaches are divided into two types - primary headaches and secondary headaches. Primary headaches are caused by overactive pain-sensitive structures in your head. Nerves or blood vessels outside of your head, chemical activity in your brain, the muscles of your back and neck, or any combination of these problems can cause a headache that does not have an underlying disease. When a nerve in the back or neck is pinched or impinged, it can cause acute headaches and trigger migraine symptoms. Secondary headaches are symptoms of an underlying problem or disease. For instance, the headache that accompanies the flu, a concussion, or a sinus infection is considered a secondary headache.
While headaches can be debilitating, it is important to know that medication is not the only option for treating your pain. A chiropractic adjustment, or manipulation of the spine, has long been known to have pain-relieving benefits for headaches. By realigning the spine, blood flow that was once impaired is then restored, nerves are realigned, and the muscles of your neck can relax into their proper place. When combined with massage therapy, a chiropractic adjustment at the hands of Dr. Wubante can effectively treat your headaches without the use of medications.
Chronic stress, poor diet, poor posture, and poorly set up work environments can all contribute to the frequency of your headaches. Getting adequate sleep, managing your stress, and meditating can all prevent headaches in the future. In addition to regular chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Wubante will also recommend strengthening exercises, herbal supplements, and changes to your workstation that will make sure you are a headache-free for years to come.
Headaches and Migraine
Whether you are dealing with a persistent ache in your head, or the worst symptoms associated with migraines, including light and noise intolerance, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, depression, and irritation the cause may be a structural issue. When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, and other incidents, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated, they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.
This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines. Chiropractors in Alexandria have an extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of pain. A 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.
The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for the specific issue at the root of the pain. 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 that 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.
If you are struggling with migraines or headaches call our team at Painfree Chiropractic & Rehab today for help.
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