Whether you are dealing with a persistent headache or any of the symptoms associated with migraines, including nausea, vomiting, light and noise intolerance, hallucinations, irritation, and depression, a structural imbalance may cause them. Structural issues occur when the spine becomes misaligned. This can be the result of trauma, repetitive stress, or other incidents that put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When these nerves are compressed they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten. This leads directly to an acute headache or migraine.
Headaches are a common complaint from those seeking chiropractic care. Chiropractors have an extensive understanding of the musculoskeletal system and its connection to the nervous system, which is most often the source of pain. Treatment begins with a thorough evaluation to rule out other causes. After the assessment, a treatment plan will be developed that is necessary for the specific issues at the root of your pain. Using gentle and noninvasive adjustments to the spine provides instant relief and restores your long-term health. Unlike medications, which treat the problem on the surface 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.
When a person has “text neck” or when they have a head forward posture this can be a leading cause of headaches. When the head is bent down or pulled forward this stretches the spinal cord and nerves which can lead to what is called a “super sensitivity” along the course of the nerves. This can lead to neck pain and headaches. This posture also cause the muscles to overwork and eventually fatigue. This overstretching can also impede blood flow. When the brain is deprived of normal blood flow, oxygen and nutrients are derived which can lead to migraines.
Dr. Palamone’s realignments to the spine, trigger point massage to the muscles and education on how to sit, sleep and work can improve your posture and thereby improve your health and well being.
Some not commonly known causes of headaches can be digestive or hormonal in nature. Muscle testing can be used to determine whether your headaches are secondary to a poorly working gland or organ. Dr. Palamone can help determine what is the root cause of your headaches, and start you on a treatment plan today.
If you are suffering from migraines or headaches, call our team at Palamone Chiropractic for help.
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