Beat Headaches and Migraines the Natural Way
Headaches can be intensely painful and last for hours. Meanwhile, migraines add additional symptoms like nausea, dizziness, and visual auras. At Injury Health Center, we know many residents of Sanford, Daytona, and Orlando are suffering from these debilitating conditions. Here’s how we can help:
How Will Your Chiropractor Address Headaches and Migraines?
This involves gathering information, implementing a treatment plan customized to you, and counseling on what you can do to reduce your migraines and headaches.
Your chiropractor will take a holistic view of the situation. During the initial interview and examination, you'll be asked a number of questions, including:
- How long you’ve been having pain.
- What symptoms you’ve experienced.
- Whether or not your family members suffer from migraines.
- If you’ve had a recent increase in stress.
- What you’ve eaten recently.
- How much water you drink.
- Whether or not you’re getting enough sleep.
- What you think may be triggering the head pain.
A wide variety of things can trigger migraines and headaches, so it’s important for your chiropractor to have as much information as possible.
Once information-gathering has been done, your chiropractor will discuss your next steps. These may involve a combination of treatments. Spinal adjustments can relieve muscular tension by straightening the spine. This allows compressed, irritated nerves to heal. This allows different parts of your nervous system to communicate efficiently again.
Another treatment often used with spinal manipulations is massage. This could include Swedish style massage, deep tissue, or other modalities like trigger point therapy. Where chiropractic alignment works on the skeleton and joints, massage works on the soft tissues of the body. Massage can restore blood and lymphatic flow, allow your body to bend and twist more easily, and boost the healing of your soft tissues.
Your chiropractor will work with you to identify migraine triggers or factors that make painful headaches more likely. By learning more about how your body works, you’ll be able to reduce the number of migraines you suffer from
You may also be ‘prescribed’ diet changes or exercise routines. This could include avoiding dietary triggers such as spicy foods or caffeine or drinking more water. If your chronic headaches are caused by tension, you might be advised about gentle, relaxing yoga, or stretching routines. If spinal imbalances are triggering migraine pain, you may need to do some simple exercises to strengthen your back, core, and other supportive muscles.
Your Neighborhood Chiropractor in Orlando, Daytona, and Sanford, FL
Do you need relief from repeated and debilitating migraines and headaches? Call us at Injury Health Center today to book an appointment.