Natural Headache Pain Relief at Stoetzel Chiropractic Clinic
When your head suffers, so does the rest of your life. Headaches and migraines can put your everyday routine on hold in a painful, distracting, frustrating way -- especially when the problem is chronic in and hardly ever leaves you alone. Medications are only a temporary stopgap for dealing with headaches and migraines, but Stoetzel Chiropractic Clinic offers a more effective strategy. Our Winston Salem chiropractor can provide non-pharmaceutical treatment methods to help you achieve lasting, natural headache pain relief.
Headaches and Migraines: Two Painful Problems
Headaches can occur for a variety of reasons, but the majority of headaches are the result of abnormal muscular tension. These tension headaches occur when the muscles of the neck go into spasm, either as a result of emotional stress or because of an imbalance between the head and the cervical spine. If these spasms involve muscles that are attached to pain-sensitive membranes, those pain signals will travel to the head and cause a headache. Another much less common condition called a cluster headache, also begins as a cervical spinal imbalance. These headaches, which hit you in clusters of repeated attacks, tend to cause excruciating pain in one eye.
Migraines belong to another class of headache trouble altogether, if only because they involve so many symptoms and potential triggers. A migraine attack may include not only intense pain but also nausea, faintness, sensitivity to sound or light, and blurred vision. The mechanisms behind migraines aren't quite as clear compared to the causes of tension headaches, but it's believed that chemical imbalances and trigeminal nerve "misfires" may affect the blood vessels within the head. The triggers of migraines may include emotional/physical stress, flashing lights, specific foods or food additives, weather changes and hormonal fluctuations.
Chiropractic Care and Other Treatment Options
Medication can only dull a headache or migraine in progress; it does nothing to prevent attacks from occurring. Our Winston Salem chiropractor can treat the underlying causes and triggers that make those attacks so frequent and severe. Chiropractic care can correct cervical spinal alignment issues that cause the head to sit unevenly on the neck, easing the stress on neck muscles. A combination of chiropractic care and lifestyle/nutritional counseling can make migraine attacks less of a factor in your life. Hydromassage can also relax the neck muscles, while our K-Laser therapy can reduce both headaches and migraines.
Talk to Our Winston Salem Chiropractor
Don't just medicate your headache or migraine symptoms; eliminate the reasons for those troublesome attacks the natural way. Call Stoetzel Chiropractic Clinic at 336-773-1177 to schedule an appointment with our Winston Salem chiropractor!