Idaho Falls Chiropractor Achieves Wellness and Alleviates Pain from Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines can disrupt your daily life. While some people only suffer from the occasional headaches, others experience migraines and headaches that interfere with their day to day activities, making it difficult to work effectively or enjoy life. Our chiropractor at Spine Align Chiropractic offers treatment and care for headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care allows patients to feel better and achieve wellness.
There are many causes of headaches and migraines. Personal injury, car accident injury, and sports injury can lead to headaches, especially if the injury is left untreated. Sitting throughout the day or having poor posture can cause frequent tension headaches. Migraine headaches occur when the blood vessels in the brain constrict, then dilate. Diet and nutrition can contribute to a migraine as can stress, changes in hormones, and the weather.
People who suffer from tension headaches may feel as though a tight band is wrapped around the head. Those who suffer from migraines may experience up to four stages of the headache, starting a few days before the head pain occurs. Common signs of the headache include throbbing pain and nausea.
Chiropractic Care and Treatment for Headaches Triggered by Personal Injury
At Spine Align Chiropractic, our Idaho Falls chiropractor uses spinal adjustments to treat headaches that have resulted from personal injury, car accident injury, and sports injury. Whiplash is a common personal injury that can lead to headache pain, as well as neck pain or TMJ problems. With this type of injury, both the soft tissue and the spine can be injured. Adjusting the upper area of the spine corrects any misalignment and reduces pain. Other treatments for headaches due to injury include exercises to restore range of motion to the neck and massage therapy. Adjustments to the neck area are very effective in treating tension headaches, without the side effects of pain medication. Spinal adjustments by our chiropractor also treat tension headaches that are a result of poor posture or other common triggers.
The triggers for a migraine headache are different for different people. Improving dietary choices can lead to a reduction in migraine headaches and an increase in wellness for most people. Certain foods, such as cheese, chocolate, and pickles tend to trigger migraines in people, as they contain an amino acid, tyramine that is connected to migraine pain. Foods that contain caffeine or monosodium glutamate may also trigger a migraine. Patients who suffer from migraines should discuss nutrition and dietary choices with our chiropractors. Making the right nutrition choices not only reduces the likelihood of migraines, it can lead to an increase in wellness, as the patient notices an improvement in other areas of their health.
If you want wellness and relief from the pain caused by migraines and headaches, call our chiropractic clinic in Idaho Falls today.