For many people headaches are an odd nuisance that quickly pass. For others who are less fortunate it can be a recurring a debilitating problem that not only causes pain and discomfort but can also drastically affect day to day life.
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Headaches can be a result of many different seemingly unrelated problems such as environmental, emotional and dietary factors, poor posture, lack of sleep and tension. Tightness in the muscles of your neck, back and shoulders as a result of stress can also very rapidly lead to headaches and migraines, teeth grinding is also a common cause.
Symptoms of headaches and migraines vary drastically in severity, ranging from mild discomfort to excruciating pain. As well as a headache, migraine symptoms can also include nausea, vomiting and exaggerated sensitivity to light and sound. The symptoms of migraines can last from a few hours to several days, potentially resulting in massive disruption to everyday life. When a migraine is severe it can be impossible for the sufferer to work, drive or take part in everyday activities. A loss of appetite is a common symptom of migraines which can lead to extremely low energy levels if the attack lasts for several days.
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, our chiropractors will work with you to relieve muscle tightness and improve spinal alignment through chiropractic adjustments. This helps to improve the flow of information to and from the central nervous system, increasing the body’s ability to self heal, it can also reduce the stress on your system and increase jaw function.