Headaches and Migraines
If you are one of the 45 million Americans who suffer from headaches or migraines, you know they can be crippling. Most use some type of medication that is supposed to relieve pain. Chiropractic care is extremely effective in treating headaches.
Tension headaches- (stress headaches) roughly 75% of headache sufferers experience tension headaches. These headaches are a result of bad posture or stress. This behavior puts pressure on the upper back and neck and results in a subluxation. Tension headaches can last for 30 minutes or multiple days and are usually severe.
Migraine headaches- 75% of women experience migraine headaches and describe them as throbbing and intense pain that is commonly associated with nausea and light sensitivity. Migraine headaches are caused by inflammation which causes blood vessels to swell and put pressure on nerves.
Cluster headaches- about 1 million Americans experience cluster headaches and describe them as short, excruciating headaches behind the eyes. These are more common at night but can be experienced multiple times a day.
The secret to headache relief lies in the neck. Misalignment of the spine lead to muscle tension and irritated nerves. By correcting these misalignments, it allows your body to restore nervous system communication and decrease the intensity and frequency of headaches. Along with chiropractic care it is important to know your headache triggers- stress, certain foods, lights, noises, etc.
If you are suffering from headaches and would like more information, call our office 772-245-7069 or send us and e-mail.