Headache & Migraine Relief In Palm Bay, Florida
Chiropractic care offered by Sports Chiropractic Health & Rehab serving Palm Bay, Florida and the surrounding area includes dealing with pain in the back, joints, and neck. These problems may come from degenerative conditions brought on by age, disease, and sports injuries. Common symptoms that may come along with these pains are headaches and migraines.
Headache & Migraine Treatment
Headaches may be caused by muscle tension in the back and neck. Also, a misaligned spine can contribute to this problem. If the nerves are pinched, pain may radiate from the problem area in the neck and then this feels like a headache.
Migraines are different from tension headaches. Migraines happen when there is a sudden rush of blood to the brain. This happens when the arteries in the neck open up and expand to let too much blood flow through. The increased blood flow that crosses into the brain causes cerebral pressure, which creates a migraine.
Many things can trigger a migraine headache including:
- Muscle tension.
- Nerve pressure or pinched nerves in the back or neck.
- Drinking alcohol or too much caffeine.
- Lack of proper sleep.
- Allergic reactions.
- Changes in the weather.
- Hormonal shifts (more likely in females).
- Side effects from taking medications.
- Over-stimulus of the senses.
Migraines are very painful and may last for many hours and even days. If left untreated, the average time for a migraine headache to last is 72 hours before the pain dissipates. A person may also get nausea and might vomit. When suffering from a migraine, it is common to have extreme sensitivity to bright lights and sounds.
Anyone who experiences migraines on a regular basis wants to do everything possible to make them stop because they can be quite debilitating. The pain is so intense for some that they are not able to function.
Chiropractic Treatment for Tension Headaches
Chiropractic treatment for tension headaches is usually effective for many people. With regular chiropractic adjustments, the spine stays longer in proper alignment and there is reduced muscle tension. When the chiropractor makes the adjustments, sometimes a patient experiences relief from a headache at that moment. This feels terrific.
Having regular visits to your chiropractor usually results in reducing tension headaches. If you are experiencing a severe headache, then a visit to the chiropractor is a wise thing to do.
Chiropractic Treatment for Migraine Headaches
If a migraine headache is triggered by stress, muscle tension, or nerve pain, then treatment by a chiropractor may reduce these triggers. Work with your chiropractor to develop a treatment strategy that coordinates with other medical care if you are taking prescription medication for migraines.
See Your Chiropractor in Palm Bay for Headache & Migraine Treatment
If you experience headaches of any kind on a regular basis, make an appointment with your chiropractor at Sports Chiropractic Health & Rehab serving Palm Bay, Florida. Chiropractic treatment may provide the relief that you are looking for and it is worth giving it a try to see if the headaches go away.