Almost all of us can sympathize with the pain and discomfort a headache causes. As an almost universally experienced problem, headache disorders affect 50% of adults while migraines affect around one billion people globally. If you suffer from regular headaches, or worse, migraines, you have probably tried everything you can think of to get relief. While you may be familiar with treating your symptoms with over the counter or prescription pain relievers, did you know chiropractic care can offer an all-natural solution?
Traditional Treatments Focus on Symptoms
Western medicine focuses on treating your headache pain and symptoms with medicines that change the way your nervous system perceives pain. However, using these drugs to relieve your headaches, especially long-term, is not without risk. Pain medications can have unwanted effects such as kidney and liver damage.
In fact, use of medications may be part of your problem. Many headaches are iatrogenic, meaning that they are a side effect of a medication. However, no matter the cause, failure to address the root cause of your problem will lead to recurring symptoms.
A Natural Approach to Headache Treatment and Migraine Treatment
Research shows that most common types of headaches respond very well to chiropractic care. The seven cervical vertebrae can easily become misaligned due to excessive physical or emotional stress. This can cause irritation to the nerve roots in the neck and even slight constriction of the blood vessels leading to the brain.
For these reasons, a cervical spine misalignment can be the cause of an acute headache. Correction of this as soon as possible can help alleviate your pain and prevent your symptoms from worsening or becoming a chronic issue.
Dr. Brett Payne at Innovate Health in Grapevine, TX takes a multifaceted approach to headache and migraine treatment. After an initial consultation, he will provide a tailored treatment program that tackles the cause of your headaches, eliminating them for good with natural therapies like vertebral spine adjustments. Other treatments like physical or massage therapy may also be recommended to help keep your spine healthy and pain free.
Book an Appointment to Relieve your Headache and Migraine
If you are experiencing headaches or migraines, Dr. Payne and his staff at Innovate Health in Grapevine, TX are here to help. After a thorough evaluation, Dr. Payne can help alleviate your discomfort using natural techniques like spinal adjustments and suggest other ways to keep you feeling your best. Schedule an appointment by calling us at 817-329-3552 or book a consultation today.