Learn about Headache and Migraine Treatments from our Lakeville Chiropractor
Headaches can interfere with your productivity and quality of life, but you need not resort to side effect laden drugs. A visit to your Lakeville chiropractor offers natural headache relief and effective migraine treatments.
Headaches and Migraines: What’s the Difference?
When you suffer from generic headache pain, you’re likely experiencing a tension headache, resulting from muscle strain and spasm in the RCPM (rectus capitis posterior major) at the skull’s base. Spasm is often caused by altered position or abnormal motion of the top cervical vertebrae due to a sports injury or auto accident resulting in whiplash or a pinched nerve. Neck muscle strain and headache pain can also result from more routine or repetitive activities like office work or computer games with poor posture or lack of ergonomic support.
When you have a migraine headache, you likely have a wider range of symptoms making you miserable. These include nausea, light sensitivity and dizziness, among other symptoms, lasting from hours to days. Chemical changes in the brain may be responsible for migraine pain. Migraine triggers include many things, including food allergy, barometric (weather) changes, injury and mental stress.
Migraine Treatments and Headache Relief from Our Lakeville Chiropractor
Your chiropractor in Lakeville offers a variety of headache treatments that bring relief to both tension headache and migraine sufferers. Chiropractic care is focused on whole-body wellness, and headaches can and do throw off the function of your entire body. Our chiropractor first works to identify the underlying cause of your headache pain. Often, headache pain is rooted in misalignment of the neck bones (the cervical spine) and in these cases a chiropractic adjustment can bring the spine into the proper position and address additional, related musculoskeletal problems. Our migraine treatments in Lakeville may also include corrective exercises you can practice at home, as well as stress relieving massage. Lifestyle and nutritional counseling may also help identify and avoid your headache triggers.
Get migraine pain relief today with chiropractic headache treatments in Lakeville at Lake Marion Chiropractic Center. Call us today for an appointment.