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Headaches and Migraines
If you suffer from headaches, your experience might be much more common than you realize. Nine out of every 10 U.S. adults suffer from headaches. Migraines alone interfere with the lives of 37 million individuals. Fortunately, our chiropractor in Boca Raton can offer a number of options to achieve headache relief for patients who visit our Shadowood Chiropractic Center.
While an occasional headache is a temporary aggravation, headaches and migraines can totally disrupt a patient’s life. The goal of chiropractic treatment is using natural therapies without medication to bring relief to sufferers. Typical headache causes include:
The most common types of headaches we see in our practice are sinus headaches, tension headaches, and headaches caused by a spinal misalignment. Chiropractors consider a migraine a special kind of headache. Migraine pain develops after stimulation of your trigeminal nerve. This large nerve governs facial sensation and motor activities such as chewing and biting.
When stimulation occurs, patients experience irritation as well as swelling in certain blood vessels on the brain’s surface. This results in pain surrounding the eyes, sinuses, jaw, temples, neck, or face. Poor spinal alignment is one of the greatest contributors to migraine development, particularly if it involves bones in your upper back and neck.
Our goal in treating headaches is to reduce their frequency, duration, and severity while avoiding any risks associated with invasive therapies or medications. Chiropractic care dissolves muscle tension to improve circulation and corrects spinal misalignments responsible for many headaches. To determine the cause of your headache or migraine problem, our Boca Raton doctor of chiropractic will take your medical history and evaluate your diet, symptoms, posture, and lifestyle to develop a customized treatment plan for headache relief.
Many treatment plans include a combination of various modes of professional therapies and home care. Spinal adjustments correct misalignment in the neck and upper back vertebrae. They also alleviate long-term muscle strains that repeatedly set off tension headaches. Other effective therapies include corrective exercises to improve posture, ergonomic changes at work and at home, and massage to loosen muscles.
Chiropractic methods are particularly helpful for treating migraines. Adjustments boost the efficiency of your nervous system. This helps return levels of neurotransmitters to normal, which prevents the sudden changes in diameter of blood vessels linked to migraines. Chiropractors also help patients identify possible triggers and recommend dietary and lifestyle changes to help avoid migraine attacks.
Do migraines or other headaches interfere with the lifestyle you love? Our chiropractor in Boca Raton, Dr. Allan DellaBella, can help you regain it. He has treated U.S. Olympic and professional athletes and has served the local community since 1985. Call our Shadowood Chiropractic Center today at 561-488-4000 to begin your journey toward wellness and the headache relief you deserve.