Headache & Migraine Care at Willow Bend Chiropractic, Your Plano Chiropractor
At Willow Bend Chiropractic, your Plano chiropractor, we often see patients struggling with headaches and migraines. It’s true that headaches and migraines can be caused by many factors including diseases and various injuries. In some situations, the condition relates more so to the underlying changes in the spinal column and the way the brain connects and communicates with the body’s nerves and muscles. Our goal is to provide you with the help you need to see relief.
Causes and Common Reasons for Chronic Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can be debilitating. Tension headaches feel like a tight band or a dull ache around the head and especially behind the eyes. What you may not realize is that this is often caused by subluxation. A subluxation, or an area where there is a gap in the communication between the brain and nerves, can create the pain of a tension headache. This occurs as a result of some type of damage or injury to the upper back and neck area.
What about migraines? It’s estimated that 25 million Americans experience migraines with 75% of them being women. Migraines can be very intense, often creating a throbbing headache with significant pain, nausea, and noise sensitivity. One of the key causes of them is a constriction of blood vessels in the brain that is followed by a dilation of the blood vessels. This constriction limits blood flow to the area, causing the symptoms you feel. But, why does this happen? Researchers are not sure why it occurs but there are common causes such as stress, a lack of sleep, and even strong odors.
How Your Chiropractor Offers Headache Treatment in Plano
When you visit your chiropractor for headache treatment, our goal will be to determine if you can benefit from chiropractic treatment. One of the treatment options we may recommend is that of spinal adjustments.
As mentioned previously, the constriction in blood vessels causing migraines and the tension headaches felt by patients may be treated through the improvement of subluxations. Your chiropractor in Plano will work closely with you to determine the right type of chiropractic adjustments to treat this specific condition. Chiropractic adjustments involve gentle but forceful pressure on the impacted area, often the upper back and neck area. By doing this, we properly position the spinal column again, reducing pain and improving the communication between the brain and nerves.
We also may recommend spinal decompression therapy,nutritional and wellness counseling and even massage therapy as additional treatment options for headaches and migraines. This type of treatment can give you the pain relief you need.