If you suffer from tension headaches or migraines, you know just how debilitating they can be. They cause severe pain, blurry vision, temporary loss of vision, nausea and sensitivity to light and sounds, and often times the only available treatment is pain killers and muscle relaxers combined with bed rest. Chiropractic care can relieve headaches and migraines so that you can be productive, work, take care of your family and enjoy life.
Headache and Migraine Causes
Ninety-five percent of headaches and migraines have no known, definitive cause. This means the headache is the ailment that needs to be treated. Minor misalignments in the spine can cause headaches and migraines. Muscle tension in the shoulder is suspected to cause tension headaches, and consuming a diet poor in nutrients can also cause severe headaches. Headaches can also be triggered by stress, lightening and various noises. Thankfully, chiropractic care can help relieve your headaches and make them less severe and less frequent.
Headache and Migraine Relief from our Chiropractor in Vancouver
Receiving regular chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy can help provide headache and migraine relief. Small misalignments in the cervical vertebrae can interrupt signals from your brain to the rest of your body and cause neck pain and headaches. When these misalignments are corrected with chiropractic adjustments, individuals find that they experience fewer headaches, and the headaches are not as severe.
To relieve headaches that are caused by tension, our chiropractor in Vancouver generally recommends receiving chiropractic adjustments along with massage therapy. Regular massages help loosen and relieve tension in the muscles of the shoulders and upper back, and they make the manual adjustments of the cervical vertebrae more effective.
These treatments are completely natural and can help relieve your headaches and migraines and reduce your reliance on over-the-counter and prescription muscle relaxers and pain medications, which means fewer side effects and a reduced chance of becoming addicted to the medications.
What types of treatment have you tried to reduce the frequency and severity of your headaches and migraines?