People suffer from different kinds of headaches. Most of them suffer from tension headaches, while a minority of headache sufferers experience migraine headaches. Tension headaches are the most common type of headaches. Many patients describe them as feeling as if there is a tight band around their heads. Tension headaches are entirely different from migraine headaches. When people suffer a migraine, they describe it as a throbbing or pulsating type of pain that typically affects only one side of the head. Other symptoms might include nausea, vomiting, or sensitivity to bright lights or loud noises. Here at Lefevre Chiropractic, we have been providing Logan residents with chiropractic care for headache and migraine treatment for many years.
Chiropractic Care for Tension Headaches
Chiropractic treatment coupled with other therapies is commonly used for treating both tension and migraine headaches. The neck has several small but vital bones, discs, nerves, ligaments, and blood veins. When one or more cervical spine vertebrae are misaligned, headaches can occur. Some common reasons for such vertebral misalignment include poor posture or sleeping habits, poor work ergonomics, motor vehicle crashes, and sports injuries.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
When a person experiences a migraine headache, cranial blood vessels in the head expand, causing the surrounding tissue becomes swollen from the pressure. These types of headaches can be debilitating and last for several days. Chiropractic headache and migraine treatment helps headache sufferers in the following ways:
- It restores the cervical spine’s natural alignment.
- It relieves nerve irritation that transmits pain signals to the brain.
- Muscle tension in the cervical spine is reduced.
- Proper blood flow in the cranial vessels is restored.
- Headache pain decreases while the range of motion in your head and neck increases.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Headache and Migraine Treatment in Logan
Chiropractic care and treatment are safe and effective for both tension and migraine headache relief. Specific standards of care have been put in place for these purposes. Our chiropractor makes gentle adjustments to vertebrae in the cervical spine, and that treatment might be supplemented with a massage or other therapies either before or after adjustment. If you suffer from tension or migraine headaches, don't hesitate to make an appointment with us to be examined here at Lefevre Chiropractic in Logan. After your examination, you'll be advised of the causes of your headaches and how we intend to approach your headache and migraine treatment. Call us today at (435) 752-4747 for more information or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor.