Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Headaches – Cody Chiropractic Wellness Center
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Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Headaches

March 3, 2016
Chiropractic Care for Neck and Back pain
March 3, 2016
 

Dealing With Headaches – And Taking Your Life Back

Chronic headaches can make you feel helpless, especially when they turn into migraines. They can interfere with the quality of a person’s life, and in some cases leave a person helpless—unable to function for themselves. Sufferers may be prescribed various medications only to discover that the pills tend to treat the symptoms more than the cause; providing only temporary relief.

Chiropractic experts, however, attest that headaches and even migraines can be cured when the structural root-causes are tackled. The chiropractic care in Fox River Grove includes specialty care in headaches and migraines with therapists trained to reverse even the most challenging prognoses.

"After the pain was taken care of, it's really helped prevent illnesses. It's really helping me become more relaxed and less stressful."

-Jennifer M.

 

Headache and Migraine Treatment in Fox River Grove – Is It a Good Idea?

Understand headaches and migraines can be a frustrating, mysterious illness. Doctors may provide various diagnoses and treatments to a patient only for that patient to find the symptoms reoccur after a short period. Some of these debilitating symptoms include:

  • Light and noise intolerance (photophobia) – A sufferer may find a sensitivity to bright flashes, sunlight, particular high-pitch noises, and other phenomena. Such exposure may induce a migraine or related symptoms.
  • Nausea and vomiting – May occur in conjunction with a migraine often as a side-effect of the pain.
  • Cognitive impairment – Migraine sufferers report lack of cognitive skills, including even hallucinations brought about from an attack.
  • Depression – Dealing with the symptoms of headaches and migraines can cause mental duress and long-term depression. This is why many doctors prescribe anti-depressants to sufferers.

Trying to diagnose migraines and headaches can be an expensive process, often involving MRIs and lengthy or invasive procedures. All the while many doctors are oblivious to the possibilities of a simple explanation involving pressure on particular nerves.



"Since beginning chiropractic care, I feel better. I am very satisfied with the care and service that I receive. Much of the stress from everyday living is relieved and my pain is gone!"

-Richard W.

 

Why is this Happening?

It’s a great misconception that headaches and migraines are a typically psychological phenomenon caused by factors such as stress or anxiety. Chiropractic experts usually see these incidents as nervous disorders caused by structural-spinal problems. Repetitive stress, trauma, or even genetic factors may result in spinal misalignment that puts pressure on surrounding nerves. This pressure may result in the tightening of muscles in the back, neck and jaw. Because the nervous system is interconnected these changes can directly affect sensitive nerves in the head, leading to migraines.

Could Chiropractic Treatment Be a Solution?

Chiropractic care may first involve an analysis of different environmental factors that could have contributed to your migraines. For example physical stress at work, weight gain and sitting for hours at a time in a misaligned fashion are common sources of spinal stress. A chiropractor will also look at possible non-spinal related causes of the migraine (for example, nighttime teeth-grinding can put pressure on facial nerves which causes sensitivity and migraines).
Your chiropractor will then develop a treatment plan to help fix the underlying cause of the migraines. Non-invasive spinal adjustment techniques are designed to correct nervous-system pressure and potentially provide instant relief. Although results vary per patient there is a long history of even subtle spinal adjustments that can fix a patient’s headaches and migraines for good.
Chiropractic care for migraines may be a life-changing solution for you. Please call our team at Cody Chiropractic Wellness Center to get started on a path toward reclaiming your life from these debilitating symptoms.