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Headache & Migraine FAQs
If you experience frequent tension headaches or migraines, you understand the profound impact these incidents have on your everyday life. Chiropractic care offers a drug-free, non-invasive method of dealing with these problems, with a variety of techniques. At Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine in Lubbock, TX, we offer relief from headache and migraine pain. Here are just a few of the common questions we get about chiropractic care for headaches and migraine discomfort.
What Are the Common Causes of Headaches?
Headaches can be caused by a number of factors. Certain foods, sleep habits, poor posture, and stress are among the primary causes. Generally, muscle tension in the upper body can cause frequent headaches. Holding the head in the same position while working at the computer, as well as related eyestrain, can result in headaches on a regular basis. Your chiropractor in Lubbock can provide techniques that release tension in the jaw, neck and upper spine to reduce the frequency and severity of headache pain.
Are Migraines Different Than Normal Headaches?
Migraine headaches have different symptoms than ordinary headaches and may follow a pattern of incidence. Generally, a migraine headache causes pain on one side of the head, is accompanied by nausea and may produce light sensitivity or spots in the visual field. Some individuals may have vomiting or temporary vision loss. Some people experience a strange "aura" or feeling of being unwell before a migraine headache occurs.
What Causes Migraines?
Some evidence indicates that migraine headaches have a hereditary component. Environmental factors, such as weather, glare from the sun or strong odors, can trigger migraine headaches. Hormonal changes in women can contribute to migraine incidents. Irregular sleep cycles, alcohol, and some foods can trigger migraines.
What Chiropractic Techniques Can Relieve Headaches & Migraines?
Your Lubbock chiropractor can perform manual adjustment to re-align spinal structures that press on muscles and nerves in the upper back and neck. If necessary, spinal decompression can help to relieve pressure on discs in the upper spine. Trigger point injections relieve inflammation and pain in supporting muscles. SPG nerve block relieves pain in facial structures.
Make Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine Your Chiropractor in Lubbock, TX
Dr. Korey Kothmann and the team at Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine are committed to providing comprehensive chiropractic care for their patients in Lubbock, TX and nearby communities. We treat a range of health problems, including back pain, neck pain, disc problems auto accident injuries, work injuries, and sciatica. Call Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine today at (806) 791-3399 for an appointment to learn about the chiropractic methods that can help relieve headache & migraine pain.