Practically every person experiences headaches of some sort throughout their lifetime. While there are many headache causes and triggers, all types of headaches can be classified under one of three categories: tension (the most common), migraine, and cluster. Muscle tension and anything that causes muscle tension (such as anxiety, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or subluxations of the spine) can lead to tension headaches. While the exact cause of migraines and cluster headaches is not as clearly understood, we do know that rapid dilation and constriction of blood vessels in and around the head tend to occur before and during episodes. Most people can handle an occasional headache, but for others the pain becomes severe and frequent, leading them to seek healthy forms of treatment. At Anthem Chiropractic, we help patients reduce the frequency, severity, and duration of their tension headaches, migraines, and cluster headaches with natural chiropractic care.
How Do Chiropractic Adjustments Provide Pain Relief?
When muscles in the upper back and neck become tight they pull on the tissue which covers the brain (dura mater). When stretched, this tissue senses pain, leading to pain commonly felt in the eyes or on one or both sides of the head. The muscle tension which can lead to tension headaches or trigger migraines is often caused by subluxations of the vertebrae in the neck and upper back (the cervical and thoracic portions of the spine). Subluxations hinder the function of the nervous system in addition to cutting off blood flow, increasing inflammation and muscle tension, and causing pain. With specially targeted chiropractic adjustment our Henderson chiropractor restores proper spinal alignment, relieving tension.
Used in tandem with chiropractic adjustment, we offer massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice to help our patients reduce pain and participate in the activities they love. Serving patients in Henderson and Las Vegas, NV, our chiropractor, Dr. Derek Day looks forward to helping you find relief from headaches and migraines. Call our office today to schedule an appointment for your chiropractic adjustment.
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