Headaches, broadly defined as a continuous pain in the head, are one of the most common conditions to effect our brains with 1 in 20 adults experiencing a headache nearly every day. Whether it expresses itself as a classic ache, or effects other parts of your body, it’s a familiar pain that can happen to anyone at any time.
Migraines, on the other hand, are different. They’re recurrent and typically affect one side of the head. They’re often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. Unlike the average headache, a migraine has the intensity to put a person out for one or several days.
Although chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines may not be your first instinct when considering options, Thrive Wellness Center can in Fayetteville help you find the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your pain.
Pain in the shoulder (trapezius) that goes into the neck.
Pain at the base of the skull that travels over the head into the eye.
Pulsating pain in head and neck region
Waking up with stiffness in the neck
Because the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls so many bodily functions and sensations, headaches can be caused by a wide variety of issues.
Poor sleeping positions
Headaches with menstrual cycles
Food Allergy headaches (types of food or pesticide exposure)
Tension, cluster, radiating, aura (light sensitivity) due to potential misalignment in the spine
Adjustments and postural changes reduce pain and decrease the severity of headaches and migraines.
Restore function, ability, and quality of life with adjustments that create alignment throughout the body.
Reduce the frequency of headaches and migraines with changes that address stress and tension.
It’s likely that you won’t notice a difference immediately after your chiropractic treatment. It takes time for the body to heal, and for the brain to re-establish the proper communication channels with the rest of your nervous system.
You may even experience some slight soreness a few hours after your session in Fayetteville. This is normal. As you continue to see Dr. Ozanne or Dr. Gililland for chiropractic treatments, you will begin to feel more and more relief from your pain and discomfort.
We also may recommend certain lifestyle changes and other steps you can take to help with your pain, such as sitting in a more ergonomic workspace or working on your posture. Following these recommendations will help improve your overall well-being, speed up your recovery, and reduce future migraines and headaches.