Living with migraines and chronic headaches is no fun, anyone who has suffered from them can attest to that. Unfortunately, many pain relief methods are temporary, like putting a BandAid on a deep cut. They don’t address the cause of the headache, which is the only way to find long-lasting relief from the pain. At Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers in Orland Park, we provide natural and effective treatment for headaches and migraines.
The Basics of Headaches and Migraines
Headaches can seemingly come out of nowhere, making it difficult to understand what makes them appear. Stress is often a common factor, of course, as are some medical conditions, side effects of medication, and similar things. However, most headaches are directly linked to an issue in the neuromusculoskeletal system.
The neuromusculoskeletal system is made up of muscles, bones, soft tissues, and nerves. Each of these components has separate but essential jobs. They are also all interconnected, meaning that they can all impact one another.
For example, misalignment with the bones and joints can compress the nerves and muscles. A tense muscle can cause other muscles to overcompensate, putting pressure on the spinal joints. These are just a couple of examples. However, there are many different ways that an issue in one part of the system can impact another part.
This can often be seen in headaches and migraines. A compressed nerve in the spine can cause tension in the neck, which can lead to headaches. This can occur even if the compressed nerve is lower in the back, but it is more common when a nerve in the cervical spine is compressed. Migraines are often due to a constriction in the blood vessels, which can happen when a disc or muscle in the musculoskeletal system is out of alignment.
Chiropractors Can Help
Most prescribed treatments are designed for the sole purpose of masking the pain so that you can get through your day. They do not address the issues that cause the pain. Chiropractic care, however, is designed to address the root cause. By aligning the spine with adjustments, your chiropractor is also decompressing the nerves, blood vessels, muscles, and ligaments.
Other treatments, like massage, ultrasound therapy, and therapeutic exercises are effective at relieving tension and repairing damaged tissues. All of these treatments remove obstructive issues that prevent the body’s natural healing processes from taking place.
Visit Our Chiropractors in Orland Park for Headache and Migraine Relief
Don’t keep suffering from headache pain. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Miller or Dr. Berger at Chiro-Med Health & Wellness Centers. Call our team today at (708) 403 2727 or reach us through our website by using our online contact form.