Natural Headache Treatment at Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Chronic aches and pains are as distracting and frustrating as they are uncomfortable -- and headache pain is a shining example of this problem. When your head hurts, you may not be able to focus on your work, perform daily tasks at home, or even enjoy a moment's relaxation without wondering then the next tension headache or a migraine will attack. Here at Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Hiawatha and Marion, we understand your need for safe, serious relief -- and we can offer it in the form of chiropractic care and other natural methods.
Causes and Symptoms of Headaches
Headaches can stem from different root causes and manifest themselves in different ways. The majority of chronic headache sufferers are experiencing a phenomenon known as tension headaches. A tension headache usually starts as abnormal muscle tension in the neck or near the base of the skull. Tight muscles that go into spasm can cause nearby membranes to react with pain signals, producing a dull ache throughout the head. Many people carry emotional stress as neck muscle tension, but others are actually struggling with a cervical spinal imbalance that places a heavy load on specific muscles. Cervical spinal imbalances have also been associated with a brutally intense form of a headache called a cluster headache. Cluster headaches typically cause pain in or near the eye.
Migraine headaches are hard to understand, although they apparently involve chemical imbalances that trigger faulty nerve signals to cranial blood vessels. All kinds of stimuli can set off a migraine; you may notice that you get them after eating a specific food, for instance, or sit near a flashing light. Physical tension can also make you prone to migraine attacks, producing hour after hour of crushing pain, nausea, light or sound sensitivity and other disabling symptoms.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
If you're dissatisfied with the short-term relief you get from medications, come see any chiropractor on our skilled team. We can diagnose the underlying cause of nagging tension or cluster headaches by examining your cervical spine and correcting any alignment issues that create chronic strain. Chiropractic treatment also shortens migraine attacks while making them less intense. Massage therapy is another proven headache-buster that alleviates stress and stops the muscle spasms that produce pain.
Get Relief From Your Marion and Hiawatha Chiropractor At Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center
Trust your Marion and Hiawatha chiropractor at Wickwire Chiropractic and Wellness Center to help you get your headache issues firmly under control without drugs. Call either of our chiropractic offices today to schedule an evaluation so we can provide you with the natural relief you've been searching for!
Call today at 319-393-3345!