Migraines and Headaches in Andover
Migraine headaches can be extremely painful for some, and can be a very debilitating health problem to deal with. Migraine headaches can cause intense throbbing and pulsing in one area of the head and can often be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and extreme sensitivity to sound and light. Some migraines are proceeded or accompanied by flashes of light, blind spots and tingling in the arms and legs. These headaches can last for extended periods of time.
Many patients try to treat their symptoms at home. Some over-the-counter pain relievers work, but they are not targeted at fixing the cause of the problem. At Essentials of Life Chiropractic, we put our best foot forward to help find relief through chiropractic care.
When your spine is not functioning properly it can put pressure on your nervous system. This pressure can lead to a number of symptoms such as headaches or migraines. Chiropractors find that chiropractic adjustments can have a significant impact on patients suffering with headaches. In many cases the problem can be completely eliminated with proper care.
1. What are some of the symptoms of headaches and migraines?
The most common symptom of headaches and migraines is pain around the front, sides, top, or back of the head. The pain can also radiate to the face and eyes. Other associated symptoms can include: fatigue, dizziness, nausea, visual disturbances, balance problems, and ringing in the ears.
2. What are the traditional treatments for headaches and migraines?
The traditional medical treatments for headaches are medication (prescription and over-the-counter), nerve block injections, cutting nerves, “burning” nerves (Radio Frequency Ablation), and physical therapy.
3. Are headaches and migraines a normal part of life?
They don’t have to be. Please understand that headaches and migraines are SYMPTOMS. And symptoms are your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong inside. So if you correct the underlying cause of your headaches, your headaches will go away.
4. What treatments do you offer at your clinic for headaches and migraines?
In our office our goal is correct the underlying cause of your headache or migraine, rather than just try to cover up the symptom. The three most common CAUSES of headaches and migraines are: dehydration, dietary toxicity or deficiency, and spinal misalignment. The reason our program is so effective at fixing headaches and migraines is that we address all three of the most common causes.
5. What advice would you give someone suffering with headaches and migraines?
The only real solution to headaches and migraines is to find and fix the underlying cause. Spinal misalignment is a major cause. Spinal misalignment causes headaches and migraines by irritating the nerves that travel through the spine on their way to the head and face region. The only way to know if spinal misalignment is causing your headaches or migraines is to have your spine evaluated by a chiropractor.
If you are struggling with migraines or headaches please give Essentials of Life Chiropractic a call today. Our staff will work with you to understand what you’re feeling. From there we will develop a plan to help you get back to the life you should be living.
Headaches are not a normal part of life. Call today and take a step in the right direction.
By Dr. Tony Lawther, D.C.