Headaches & Migraines
Headaches & Migraines
Can chiropractic care help with headaches?
Are you looking for a chiropractor to help you with headaches or migraines? There are many types of headaches, but regardless of what type of headache you are experiencing chiropractic is a safe, natural, and effective form of headache treatment.
We understand how debilitating living with headaches can be. We can also appreciate how stressful it may be not knowing when your next headache will strike. This is why we are 100% committed to helping you recover with a natural and gentle approach.
Are you experiencing any of the following?
Dull throbbing headache?
Tightness or pressure on your forehead or the side of your head?
Migraines with visual disturbances?
Tenderness in your neck, shoulders, or scalp?
Eye strain with computer use?
A pressure sensation in your head
What causes headaches?
There are many types of headaches, some are more serious than others. This is why our comprehensive examination and health history processes are so important. The first step is to determine if chiropractic can help you with your headaches, and if not we will be sure to find the right people to help you.
We find that headaches are most commonly caused by poor posture, and structural imbalances of the spine, particularly in the neck and upper spine. When these areas are under pressure it often causes tension type headaches, cervicogenic headaches, as well as migraines.
Forward head posture is when your head sits forward of your shoulders. The further forward your head, the more pressure is placed on the joints of your neck, resulting in frequent headaches.
A sedentary lifestyle, large amounts of time sitting each day, physical trauma (such as an automobile accidents), and high stress levels are all contributing factors for structural imbalances of the spine and poor posture.
Migraines and headaches are serious, and affect thousands of people everyday in Charlotte. If you're not sure if you have had a migraine or not, then chances are you
probably have not had one. The pain can be mind numbing, and for many patients it leaves them unable to function. The traditional medical system relies on medication for this issue in most cases, but for many patients that's not enough. It's important to find the source of whats causing the problem.
There are many symptoms that can occur before a headache or migraine starts. Hallucinations, depression or irritation are just some of the symptoms that patients experience. Often those with migraines will try to avoid light, have an intolerance to loud noises, experience nausea and vomiting to name a few.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches/Migraines?
It has been shown that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with both headaches and migraines. When the spine is aligned and pressure is removed from the nervous system, it can prevent migraine headaches from occurring.
While most people know that they should visit the dentist, they often don't understand that a chiropractor could help with this type of symptom. Dentists take care of our teeth, which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.
For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines. Chiropractors know and understand the nervous systems master role in the body. If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches.
So How are Headaches Treated?
The kind of treatment for headaches you need will depend on what is causing the problem. Our chiropractic team will work diligently to find the source of your headaches. Each year millions of dollars are spent treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs. While this may help in some cases, it is often not treating the cause of the problem.
Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.
Don't suffer with headaches and migraines. At Thrive Family Health Center in Charlotte our team will help you understand the cause of your condition, and the treatment necessary to fix it. Feel free to call and ask any questions that you may have.