People tend to dismiss mild headaches as a “normal” part of today’s stressful lifestyle, but there is nothing normal about experiencing pain in your head; pain means something is wrong, even when it is actually referred from a different part of the body. Nobody takes a migraine lightly, of course, but you may not realize that natural healing techniques can help you gain control over both migraines and the more common (but still annoying) tension headaches.
Here at Priority Health Chiropractic, & Massage, we have found that many a tension headaches stem from a spinal subluxation impairing nerve function. Malfunctioning nerves can send out all kinds of bizarre misfires, including pain signals in the head. Muscle strain in the neck can also cause headache symptoms by tugging on a sensitive membrane at the base of the skull.
We can use a combination of spinal adjustment and massage to free pinched nerves and relax muscles, producing all natural relief. Our techniques can even help control migraines, which produce not only pain but nausea, sound/light sensitivity and visual “auras.” Migraine attacks appear to be preceded by sudden extreme blood pressure shifts in the brain, triggered by foods, hormonal changes and environmental stimuli. But chiropractic adjustment normalizes nerve function, which in turn allows blood pressure and other vital bodily functions to stabilize. (We can also advise you on what triggers to avoid.)
Our Wellness Programs Can Keep Headache Pain at Bay
Once we have isolated and treated the underlying misalignment, nerve impingement or muscle strain responsible for your headache or migraine problem, we can prescribe specific wellness routines to minimize recurrences. For instance, if you have weak neck muscles or your work desk requires you to bend or crane your neck, we can recommend exercises, postural changes or periodic massage sessions. Regular spinal evaluations can keep your vertebrae in line and your nerves free to function normally.
Are you able to pinpoint what triggers your migraine attacks?