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Migraine and Headache

Get Relief From Migraine Headache Pain

Headaches are broadly defined as a painful sensation in any part of the head and are one of the most common forms of pain that we experience. The pain caused by headaches can range from a dull, achy sensation to a sharp, debilitating pain. Unfortunately, headaches are a major reason why people are forced to miss days of work, school and cause many to miss out on social events with your children, family and friends. While headaches are one of the most common conditions affecting our brains, and nearly everyone has experienced a headache at some point, they are not normal.

 

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Symptoms of Migraines and Headaches

Often people turn to over-the-counter medications for their headaches, and while you may experience some temporary relief, they don’t necessarily address the root cause. A more natural and holistic approach to treating the root cause of headaches and migraines can be found with chiropractic treatment.

While there are several different types of headaches, one of the things all headaches have in common is that they cause pain. Some of the common symptoms you might experience while having a headache include:

  • Pulsating pain in the head and neck region
  • Pain at the base of the skull that travels over the head into the eye.
  • Pressure or pain in the front, top, or sides of the head
  • Dull aching pain in the head along with muscle aches
  • Irritability and disturbed concentration
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Dizziness
  • Light and noise intolerance
  • Nausea
  • and more…

Causes of Headaches

Because the central nervous system (the brain and spinal cord) controls so many bodily functions and sensations, headaches can be caused by a wide variety of issues. Some of the most common causes of headaches include:

  • Poor sleeping positions.
  • Headaches with menstrual cycles.
  • Food allergy headaches (types of food or pesticide exposure).
  • Anxiety.
  • Depression.
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How A Chiropractor in Sioux City Can Help With Headaches & Migraines

Whether you are dealing with a persistent headache, or a debilitating migraine, the cause may be a structural issue.

When the spine moves out of position due to trauma, repetitive stress, or other incidents, this is called a subluxation and it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves that lead into the head are compressed or irritated, this can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine.  Overtime, If the subluxation is not corrected, this can lead to more persistent headaches and migraines.

With chiropractic care, subluxations are removed, directly addressing the root cause of your headache to provide a lasting correction.

What to expect at your chiropractic appointment

When you visit Cornerstone Chiropractic Health Center to seek treatment for your headaches, you will fill out paperwork that will help us learn more about your condition. Next, you will meet with the chiropractor for a detailed consultation and physical examination.

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Initial Evaluation

At Cornerstone, we thoroughly evaluate our patients to determine the exact cause of your headache. Our detailed assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for your headaches.

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Treatment

Based on the results of the initial evaluation, the doctor will go over treatment recommendations. The technique we use is gentle and non-invasive, which makes it a great fit for a wide range of patients. There is no twisting, cracking or jerking of the spine. Our technique allows us to provide scientific and specific adjustments to address your neck pain for long-lasting results!

We also incorporate rehabilitative stretches and strengthening exercises to address any muscular imbalances throughout the body. Our goal is to help our patients achieve optimal results as quickly as possible.

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Post-Treatment Care

For some, an adjustment provides immediate relief, whereas for others, it may take several sessions to feel the effects. We’ll provide you with tips on how to reduce or prevent recurring headaches, such as lifestyle adjustments, exercises, stretches, and diet changes. You’ll likely come in for follow-up visits so we can assess your progress and make any further adjustments.

Get The Results You Deserve

Although chiropractic treatment for headaches and migraines may not be your first instinct when considering options, Cornerstone Chiropractic can help you find the cause of your symptoms and alleviate your pain. If you are struggling with migraines or headaches call our team at Cornerstone today for help.

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Dr. Michael Kronaizl

Common Questions our Patients Have About Headaches and Migraines

When Should I See a Chiropractor?

Chiropractors can help assess and treat headaches by correcting misalignments of the spine that are contributing to headaches.

How Do You Prevent Headaches?

By prevention, you are trying to identify and remove the factors that might bring on or worsen headaches. This might include lifestyle modifications that will reduce these factors. There is no right or wrong formula, but you can create a prevention plan by working with the chiropractic team at Cornerstone.

What Changes in Lifestyle May Help My Headaches?

Lifestyle changes you can make to reduce the chances of recurring headaches often include changes to diet, exercise, stretching and relaxation routines.

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The longer we wait to address a problem, the longer it will take to resolve it. The sooner we attend to your health issues, the sooner you will be able to enjoy a happy, healthy, and pain-free life. Please complete this form to begin your healing journey. Or you can call our chiropractic offices at (605) 540-4004.