Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy, and in the worst-case scenario, leave you unable to function. Medication can help in the short term, but when the problem is ongoing or re-occurring, pills are not enough. Oftentimes, the source of your headaches and migraines is structural and with proper treatment, it is possible to permanently overcome this debilitating issue. Common symptoms of a Headache or Migraine include:
Light and noise intolerance
Whether you are dealing with a persistent ache in your head, or the worst symptoms associated with migraines, the cause may be a structural issue. When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress, and other incidents, it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated, they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.
Other causes of Headaches & Migraines including mismanaged blood glucose, limited hydration and poor posture. All should be assessed in addition to the structure. The combination of stress, poor work environments and limited nutrition is the trifecta for headaches!
Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines. Chiropractors have an extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of pain. Chiropractic care starts with a thorough evaluation that will rule out other possible causes of your headache and examine your spine for issues of misalignment. The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for the specific issue at the root of the pain. Using gentle and non-invasive techniques a chiropractor is able to achieve adjustments to the spine that, although they may seem subtle, can provide almost instant relief and restore your long-term health. Unlike medications which treat the problem on the surface level and provide only short-term relief, a chiropractic adjustment will address the cause of your headache or migraine and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.
If you are struggling with migraines or headaches, book an appointment for a
COMPLIMENTARY CONSULTATION + ASSESSMENT
with your San Diego Chiropractor at Ocean Beach Family Chiropractic to obtain results & relief!