How Chiropractors Can Provide Headache and Migraine Relief
Headaches and migraines are among the most common medical disorders and can ruin your quality of life. It’s estimated that roughly half the global population suffers at least one headache per year. Fortunately, you may be able to secure headache and migraine relief by visiting a chiropractor. Contact Cenk Integrated Health, which serves Fox Chapel, Cranberry Township, and other nearby areas in PA.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines and Headaches
Chiropractors typically focus on the back and spine. As such, if you’re looking for headache and migraine treatment, a chiropractor may not be the first medical professional that comes to mind. That said, chiropractors may be able to provide lasting pain relief and pain management.
Your spine is very important and is the center of your nervous system. Your brain uses the spine to send messages throughout your body. Likewise, different parts of your body can use your spine to send messages to the brain.
Your spine is also important for stability and support. If your spine is incorrectly aligned, it could cause tension and pain throughout your body. A misaligned spine may also increase the severity and likelihood of you suffering headaches.
Among other things, strain and tension in your neck and facial muscles may create tension headaches. So long as your muscles are strained, tension headaches may be common. You may also suffer from jaw pain, neck pain, pain in the eyes, and other aches.
Tension headaches are generally considered the most common type of headaches, potentially constituting 90 percent of all headaches in a given period of time. For the many millions of people who suffer from these headaches, a chiropractor may be able to use physical treatment to realign your spine and to reduce strain and tension in your muscles, thereby reducing headache frequency and pain.
Doctors aren’t sure what exactly causes migraines. While less common than tension headaches, migraines affect many millions of people. Treating migraines is often more difficult than treating a simple headache. Over-the-counter pills may do little to resolve the pain. Prescription drugs might provide temporary relief, but some are potentially addictive. Chiropractic care can provide migraine relief.
Chiropractic Care for Personal Injuries
If you’ve been in a car accident, have suffered a slip and fall, or otherwise have experienced a personal injury, you may be suffering from lingering aches and pains. A personal injury may also be causing or impacting your headaches and migraines.
Fortunately, by working with a chiropractor, you may be able to resolve these injuries. This could eliminate local pain and may also eliminate or reduce headaches and migraines.