Headache & Migraine
If you have a constant headache, it can be challenging to sleep, think, and carry out your everyday activities. Unfortunately, headaches and migraines are common, and without proper treatment, they can diminish your quality of life. But guess what? Instead of relying on painkillers for your head pain, chiropractic care can help you manage headaches and migraines. Yes, you heard that right. Chiropractic care from Brown Chiropractic Clinic of Cedar Rapids, IA can reduce the intensity and frequency of headaches without using drugs or surgery.
Most people have had a headache at some point in life. The causes of headaches are many, ranging from stress, hunger, and infection to the environment (noise, light, etc.). There are different types of headaches. Tension headaches are the most common, where pain manifests in both sides of the head. Others equate the pain of tension headaches to having a tight band around the forehead. The common causes of tension headaches include stress and tension in the neck.
Most people confuse migraines with headaches. While most migraines are accompanied by head pain, a migraine is more severe than a headache. Most migraines may or may not have head pain, but symptoms like nausea, vomiting, dizziness and light sensitivity are what differentiate migraines from typical headaches.
Also, it’s worth noting that are migraines different. Yes, we all don’t experience the same type of migraines. Here are different types of migraines:
- Migraine with aura: These migraines come with a warning sign – an aura— that’s characterized by visual disturbances that include seeing flashing lights or zigzag lines. An aura strikes minutes before the actual migraine occurs.
- Migraine without aura: Most people receive migraines without any warning sign. This migraine comes with head pain on one side, particularly behind the left eye. Plus, vomiting, nausea, and light sensitivity are common signs.
- Abdominal migraines: Do you know you can have migraines with symptoms manifesting in the abdominal area? Abdominal migraines are common in children, and the common symptoms include vomiting and stomach pain.
- Menstrual migraines: These are migraines caused by hormonal changes. You may experience these migraines before, during, and after menstruation, and they last longer than typical migraines.
If you don’t know the type of migraine you are experiencing, please book an appointment with a chiropractor for a proper diagnosis.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines
Spinal manipulation lifts pressure off the nervous system, resulting in better coordination of body functions, including pain management. Massage therapy relaxes your tense neck muscles to relieve tension headaches. Lifestyle advice comes in handy to identify factors triggering your headaches and migraines.
Headache and Migraine Treatment in Cedar Rapids, IA
Is head pain weighing you down in Cedar Rapids, IA, and its environs? Please seek chiropractic care services for relief. At Brown Chiropractic Clinic, we use natural remedies to manage head pain, putting your health back on track. Call us at (319) 393-0911 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.