Are you one of the millions who suffers from headaches or migraines on a regular basis? Do your headaches or migraines affect your work or daily life? Do you often find yourself taking pain medications to relieve the pain? Well, we’re here to provide you with a natural solution to ease and eliminate your pain without the use of medications.
We know it can be tempting to take pain medications for temporary pain relief, however pain pills don’t get to the source of what’s causing your headaches or migraines. They simply mask your symptoms, and your headaches or migraines will subsequently return.
At Vibrance Family Chiropractic, we don’t want to just cover up your symptoms; we want to fix the issue that’s causing these problems to occur in the first place.
What Causes Headaches or Migraines to Occur?
Headaches and migraines can be caused by a number of issues such as certain foods you eat, alcohol or smoking, stress, or worst/least likely scenario, disease. However, many headaches and migraines can be traced back to some form of nerve irritation in the cervical spine. Nerve irritation that would cause a headache or migraine to occur is typically caused by some form of misalignment in the spine that is placing pressure on the nerves in your neck area.
Misalignments are common and can happen for a number of reasons. You may have had a bad fall in the past, sports injury, car accident, or simply stress, that caused your bones to slightly shift out of proper alignment, which in turn caused nerve irritation to occur.
Tension Headaches vs. Migraines
Tension headaches are typically the most common type of headaches. They can feel like tight pressure around your forehead, side of your head, or back of your head. You may also have tender neck and shoulder muscles. Stress is often a big culprit of causing tension headaches. Migraines are more severe. Migraines can cause an intense pain in one area of the head and often are accompanied by nausea, vomiting, and sensitivity to light and sound.
How Can Chiropractic Help with Tension Headaches and Migraines?
Chiropractors can help with both tension headaches and migraines. At our office, we first fully evaluate and assess your body with x-rays and other methods to determine where you may have misalignments in the spine that are causing your headaches. From there, we’re able to administer very specific adjustments to those regions to help restore alignment in your spine. Once your alignment begins to become restored and the nerve irritation is removed, you’ll start to see the frequency of those headaches and migraines decrease significantly.
It typically takes several adjustments to start noticing a difference. We often remind individuals, that if you stop experiencing pain early on, it does not necessarily mean the issue is fully resolved. Your body typically still has more healing to do. That’s why we recommend you stay on some form of chiropractic maintenance care after you’ve completed your initial corrective care. That will help your body hold it’s proper alignment and help you to continue avoiding pain.
Take Action Now
Are you ready to say goodbye to pain medications and try a natural approach to eliminate your headaches or migraines? If so, we encourage you to check out Vibrance to see how we can help you. With our FREE CONSULTATION, you’ll be able to speak with our chiropractor one-on-one about your headaches and learn how we can help you feel better. If you have any questions, feel free to give us a call at 615-915-1255.