Natural Chiropractic Headache and Migraine Treatments
Just about everyone will suffer from a headache at some point in their lifetime. While most of those headaches will pass with little to no intervention or the help of an over-the-counter pain reliever, there are many instances when the pain becomes chronic, requiring that you seek out migraine or headache treatment.
No Two Headaches are Alike
Worldwide, approximately 75% of adults will suffer from a headache at one point or another. While common, most people don’t realize that there are many different types of headaches. Headaches are split into two categories:
- Primary headaches: These headaches are defined as the condition, not a symptom related to another condition. Examples include migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.
- Secondary headaches: These headaches are typically the symptom of another condition, such as sinus headaches due to an infection/congestion, caffeine headaches from high consumption of caffeine, and medication-related headaches caused by a specific medication.
While most individuals will likely suffer from a secondary headache at some point or another, those who suffer from primary headaches often deal with chronic episodes that require long-term headache treatments. In many cases, they are required to take prescription medications, including opioids, which has resulted in an increased number of users who also suffer from secondary headaches from opioid overuse.
All-Natural Migraine and Headache Treatment Options
The good news for those trying to avoid the use of medications or other invasive treatments is that your local chiropractor is well-equipped to help you find real relief with their all-natural headaches and migraine treatment options.
Arguably one of the most frequently used treatments to help patients suffering from headache and migraine pain, chiropractic adjustments involve manipulating the body and moving it back into proper alignment.
When the vertebra of your cervical spine (your neck) moves out of proper alignment, it puts a strain on the surrounding muscles, which can then lead to your headache pain. Should the sponge-like discs herniate, it may result in the compression of surrounding nerves, contributing even more to this pain.
Chiropractic spinal adjustments help to move these vertebrae back where they belong, which can often help give patients some immediate relief.
Therapeutic massage can also help in your headache/migraine treatment by helping to relax the body’s muscles while also increasing circulation to the area. This then helps deliver the necessary oxygen and nutrients to the neck, helping to heal any internal damage that may be resulting in your pain.
Headache and Migraine Treatment in Chamblee, GA
If you suffer from chronic headaches or migraines, then you could benefit from one of the many natural chiropractic treatment options provided by the skilled practitioners at Atlanta Spine and Wellness.
If you’re looking for an all-natural migraine or headache treatment option, then call our office today at (770) 392-9299. New to our practice? Schedule your free consultation by calling (770) 392-9299 and press option 1.