Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Have you become accustomed to the throbbing pain in your head? Headaches that occur on a frequent, chronic basis can take you away from the variety of daily activities that you could be pursuing. Migraines can ratchet that pain up to an indescribable level while also introducing other debilitating symptoms. If you're looking for more lasting results, then visit Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine for chiropractic care and other effective treatment techniques.
How Headaches and Migraines Can Make You Miserable
Many headaches can be thought of as a kind of referred pain, since the root of the problem originates not in the head, but some other part of the body. Tension headaches are a prime example. This most common type of headache starts as tension and muscle spasms in the small muscles at the base of the neck. These muscles attach to an extremely sensitive tissue that surrounds the brain. As the muscles pull on the tissue, pain signals are sent throughout the head. A misalignment in the cervical spine can place the neck muscles under stress without you even being aware of it, resulting in chronic headaches.
Sinus headaches are another type of referred-pain problem, with pain stemming from pressure within the sinus cavities. This pressure is typically caused by inflammation and swelling related to allergies or viruses.
Migraines have complex origins. Abnormal nerve signals appear to instruct cranial blood vessels to change diameter rapidly, causing a horrific headache as well as faintness, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.
Natural Solutions from Our Pain Management Chiropractor
Until you treat the root cause of your headaches or migraines, you'll keep struggling with them as a chronic condition. Our pain management chiropractor, Dr. Kothmann, can pinpoint and correct cervical subluxation issues that inhibit normal nerve function. Once your nervous system can operate more normally, you should experience fewer and less intense headaches. We may also prescribe cervical spinal decompression to relieve nerve pressure caused by disc problems. If you suffer from migraines, we can show you how to identify your migraine triggers and avoid them for a more migraine-free life.
Ready to Control That Pain? Call Our Lubbock Office Today
Don't despair over that pain in your head. Do something about it by scheduling an appointment with Lubbock Advanced Physical Medicine today. Call (806) 791-3399 so that we can start working on your all-natural treatment plan.