Headaches are one of the most common ways that your body tells you when something isn’t right.
Headaches can be caused by a variety of factors. Some headaches can be very mild, while others cause severe pain (i.e., migraines and tension headaches). Chiropractic Physicians recognize that a headache is not normal, and it serves as the body’s warning alarm system. The cause of headaches or migraine pain may also be attributed to muscle tension and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck, which can cause neck pain.
Your neck consists of seven cervical vertebrae, which can be easily misaligned due to physical or emotional stress, TMJ syndrome, and arthritis. This misalignment (also known as a subluxation) can cause irritation of the nerve root, which can cause constriction of the blood vessels in both the nerve and muscular areas. These blood vessels supply the blood to your brain and surrounding areas. If the blood supply is constricted, it can cause headaches. If left untreated, these headaches can reoccur and become ongoing throughout a person’s life, leading to other severe symptoms and problems.
Migraines and Tension Headaches
The Chiropractic physicians at Liringis Chiropractic can find the source of your headaches, and not just treat the symptoms. As your Chiropractic Physician, our primary concern is to treat and correct any dysfunction in your neuromusculoskeletal system. We’ll find the source of your headaches through an examination and other possible tests. Once we find the source of your headaches, we’ll start a corrective treatment plan to heal your pain.
Migraines and tension headaches are the two most severe headaches that people experience. These two kinds of headaches can occur frequently and cause intense pain along with nausea, dizziness, and vision trouble. These headaches can also affect both your bodily functions and your mood. Tension headaches mostly occur due to whiplash injuries caused by auto accident injuries. For this reason, pharmaceutical companies dole millions of dollars each year to the average consumer for the treatment of headaches.
Every patient is treated as an individual because no one’s symptoms or injuries are the same as another. Due to this individual nature in injuries, it is understood that everyone’s healing process is different. Some of our patients experience results fairly quickly, while for others, it may be a more slow, gradual process.
How We Help with Headaches and Migraines
As a society, we have become complacent with only treating symptoms and not finding the underlying causes. As a result, we are highly accustomed to self-medication and self-treatment. Remember, headaches are common, but they are not normal. There is always a cause for a headache. Receiving the correct treatment is vital for your body, your total well-being, and a healthy life. Early diagnosis and treatment of your headache issues is important in allowing the proper care to be administered.
Visit Liringis Chiropractic – in Winston-Salem, NC. Come see us for an evaluation and to see if we can help you start feeling better today.