For many people, headaches come and go, but for some, they linger and can severely disrupt a person’s day. Headaches are not the same for everyone, and relief for each person is different based on the severity of the headache. When you think of chiropractic care, treating headaches and migraines might not immediately come to mind. Our chiropractors at A Family Practice & Wellness Center in Cartersville provide quality chiropractic care for a variety of conditions, including headaches and migraines. Let’s look at some of the questions that we often run into regarding these common conditions.
What is a Migraine?
A migraine typically starts as a dull headache with a slight ache that develops into a constant pulsating pain with continual throbbing. Many people who have migraines also experience nausea, vomiting, and extreme sensitivity to light and noise.
Can a Chiropractor Help with a Migraine?
Chiropractors can help determine what is the source of the migraine and alleviate the tension causing the pain. Everything from spinal alignment to therapy can help treat and reduce the pain associated with migraines.
What Are the Non-medication Therapies for Headaches?
Although medications can be helpful to treat migraines and headaches, they are just one method of treatment. Some lifestyle changes, such as regular sleep, mealtimes, and exercising, can help reduce headaches. Furthermore, it is essential to recognize the triggers of your headaches, such as stress, sleep apnea, or jaw clenching to work on resolving those triggers. Everything from yoga to acupuncture and biofeedback has been known to help reduce headaches.
Does Biofeedback Work?
Many types of biofeedback are available to help with muscle tension, which is a leading cause of headaches. Our chiropractors will determine if biofeedback can help reduce your headache pain and incorporate it in your headache and migraine treatment.
How Do You Stop a Migraine?
The best way to stop a migraine is to recognize the early symptoms and start treating the headache right away. Over-the-counter medications can help reduce the pain until the headache passes. If the headache persists or becomes worse, it could be an indication of a medical issue that should be addressed quickly.
Chiropractic Care Can Help with Your Headaches
Dr. Fromm and Dr. Habers at A Family Practice & Wellness Center will develop a treatment plan to help reduce your migraine and headache symptoms. If you are experiencing frequent headaches or migraines and live in or around Cartersville, call our team today at (770) 386-5262 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.