Harrison County Chiropractor Provides Pain Management for Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can affect day-to-day life due to the pain and how it might affect different areas of the body. The stress of everyday life, sports injuries, on the job accidents, auto accident injury or internal health concerns can all contribute to our experience of discomfort often resulting in headaches and migraines. Our Harrison County chiropractors incorporate both pain management and preventive wellness into treatment plans to develop a comprehensive plan to help you return to the activities you love most.
Determining the source of your headache is essential. Our chiropractors will perform a regular evaluation to assess your postural alignment as well as ask you questions about your everyday wellness. Sessions may include removal of subluxation and realignment of the affected vertebrae, traction or tissue manipulation to support your adjustment, at-home corrective exercises and the use of nutritional supplements to help provide proper nutrition for healing to the affected areas.
Wellness Plans for Headache and Migraine Pain
Headaches are caused in a myriad of ways. In many cases they occur as a result of injuries such as those related to sports, personal injuries or whiplash from an auto accident injury. Some suffer from regular headache pain and discomfort. Chronic types such as rebound, cluster, tension or migraines are often the result of circulatory concerns, nutritional deficiencies, food allergies, using certain medications for prolonged periods of time and exposure to differing types of light.
Another common cause of headaches can also be due to a sedentary lifestyle. When we sit and don't subject ourselves to movement, muscles become weak and can lose their ability to properly support our frames. When this happens, over time subluxations can occur with even the slightest movements. Those muscles that would otherwise have been moving on a daily basis that have been left weakened aren't able to do their job of supporting the spinal column now. As time goes on, pain can occur from the associated structures losing their proper alignment.
Our chiropractors encourage patients to take charge of pain management for headaches and migraines outside of our office doors by educating them about preventive wellness. This includes receiving proper nutrition, maintaining the level of stress you are experiencing and increasing exercise and other moderate levels of activity to keep the body healthy. If you are prone to migraines, avoid triggers such as caffeine, alcohol, areas with secondhand smoke and make sure you are taking care of your body.
Your wellness and prevention of future pain depend on these integrative factors. The combination of in-office care and on-the-go preventive measures are the keys for success in preventing pain and relieving headaches and migraines