Headaches and Migraines can be some of the most annoying and painful experiences a person can have. A whopping 45 million Americans suffer from headaches and migraines every year, and the number just keeps climbing each year. If not treated in the early stages, it can lead to severe symptoms, which just get worse by the day. Headaches are sometimes are mistaken for Migraines and vice-versa.
Causes of Headaches/ Migraine
Migraine is nothing but a severe headache, which is persistent. Most often, it is caused when the spine moves out of place, which can be due to external trauma, excessive pressure applied to certain parts of the spinal column, developmental issues, etc. Such a dislocation can lead to the compression of the nerves in the spinal cord, affecting the muscles of the back, shoulders, neck, head, and jaws.
Over time, the compression caused could apply excessive pressure on the spinal cord, leading to the misalignment of certain bones as well. This can worsen your condition of migraine and also affect the other systems of the body.
Common symptoms of migraine
- Persistent headache
- Ringing sound in the ears
- Pulsating pain in the forehead region
- Irritation from bright light and loud noises
Can medication help?
Headaches are pretty common, and medication usually provides relief to the condition. But, recurring headaches, along with some or all of the above-mentioned symptoms, are strong signs of and migraine. Many a time, migraine is mistaken for a common headache, which could just worsen the condition.
Medication does ease you from the pain of migraines, but it is just a temporary solution. If you desire to find a long-term relief to it, then physiotherapy and Chiropractic treatments are the ones for you. It has a long history of being used for the treatment of migraine and its success rate is phenomenal.
Treatment using Chiropractic techniques and physiotherapy (Electro-Acuscope)
Chiropractic care is associated with the treatment of medical conditions caused due to complications with the spine, the nervous system and the joints of the spinal column. Migraine can be effectively treated by chiropractors as the root cause of it is associated with the spinal column.
The treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of the spine for any misalignments. This usually rules out the possibilities that are causing the condition. It also helps to determine which treatment method best suits the patient’s needs. Further, the doctor uses gentle and non-invasive techniques to adjust the spinal column into its right place to provide almost instant relief. The treatment is a long-lasting and most effective one known against migraines.
Over the years we have seen amazing results with just treating the neck and jaw trigger points along with chiropractic mobilization of neck and jaw joints.
If you’re suffering from recurring headaches and need urgent chiropractic care call Dr. Heshmat and his staff to get rid of your headaches with a simple solution. Request a consultation with Palo Alto chiropractor, Dr. Heshmat. Call our office at (650-470-0008) or request an appointment online.