Visit St. Joseph Chiropractic for Headache and Migraine Relief
Headaches and migraines are painful conditions, but they're not just about pain. Migraines and other forms of severe headache can take away from your quality of life, making regular parts of your day difficult. An estimated 38 million people in the U.S. suffer from migraines. Chiropractic care is an effective, drug-free way to treat headaches. St. Joseph Chiropractic, in St. Joseph MO, treats many patients for migraine relief. Here's what you need to know about headaches and migraines and how chiropractic care can help treat these painful conditions.
What Causes Headaches?
Headaches happen when muscles or nerve endings in your brain become sensitive. There is no single cause of this sensitivity. Each person's headache may have a different underlying cause or trigger. Some of the most common headache triggers include:
- Weather changes
- Improper sleep
- Certain foods (including chocolate, cheese, and aspartame)
- Over-the-counter and prescription medications
- Spinal distortions
According to the National Institute of Health, 90 percent of headaches are tension headaches. These headaches are usually caused by stress and include symptoms of tightness around the head and neck.
A sinus headache is usually characterized by pain in the sinus passages--namely, your cheeks, forehead, and eyes. This type of headache may occur in connection with a sinus infection.
A migraine is a neurological disorder that can cause a severe headache. Migraine symptoms are different than other types of headache symptoms, and may include:
- Visual disturbances
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and sounds
- Intense pain in one or both sides of the head
How chiropractic care can help with headaches and migraines
Researchers feel that many headaches occur because of tension in the neck. This tension can be eased with spinal manipulation. Mental stress is also a contributing factor for headaches, and chiropractic care can help alleviate some of this stress. Also, unlike conventional treatment for migraine symptoms, visiting a chiropractor is drug-free.
Call St. Joseph Chiropractic today!
St. Joseph Chiropractic, in St. Joseph, MO, offers headache and migraine relief. Let us help with your pain management by making an appointment today! Call (816) 279-0700 or fill out our online form at stjosephchiropractic.com.