Headaches are among the most common medical ailments people experience. In the U.S. alone, ninety percent of people experience some form of headaches, and they try a variety of methods to get headache relief. Mild headaches can be relieved by taking an over the counter pain reliever, or possibly by taking a nap. But all too often, the pain returns when the medicine wears off.
Taking an excess of medication over time, whether it is from the drug store or prescribed by a health care provider, can cause problems with liver function. When headaches get more serious, it can be even harder to treat, and many find that migraine relief seems almost impossible to come by. Because the traditional methods often don't work consistently, many are opting to see a chiropractor for headache and migraine relief.
Migraine and Headache Relief From Our Harrisonburg Chiropractor
At Shenandoah Chiropractic in Harrisonburg, VA, our Chiropractor uses various methods to help bring headache relief and migraine relief. Spinal manipulation to treat chronic headaches is growing in popularity as more and more people begin to recognize its effectiveness.
Headaches are often caused by the narrowing and expansion of blood vessels. A narrowing of the blood vessels results in a regular headache while expanding blood vessels often leads to migraine headaches, which are often accompanied by nausea, sensitivity to light, and sensitivity to sound. Both types of headache can be treated through spinal manipulation.
Misalignments can cause muscle tension and irritated nerves that can trigger headaches and migraines. Chiropractic treatment is effective for several reasons, including improving blood flow, relieving muscle tension, decreasing nerve irritation, and improving communication within the nervous system.
Strengthening the Spine
Our chiropractor often suggests corrective exercises to relieve headache and migraine pain. When these exercises are performed regularly, the muscles in the spine become stronger and can support the head and neck better. This provides significant headache and migraine relief.
Identifying and Avoiding Triggers
The best way to control headaches and migraines is to avoid getting them in the first place. At Shenandoah Chiropractic, we offer education integrated into our headache and migraine treatment to help you identify and manage your triggers. In many cases, dietary changes can make a big difference in reducing the frequency of these headaches. We will also show you techniques to reduce stress, which contributes to headaches.
Chiropractor in Harrisonburg, VA
To learn more about our chiropractor’s techniques for headache relief, migraine relief, or to schedule an appointment, call us at (540) 564-6735.