Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation - Headaches and Migraines
Headaches can affect almost anyone; migraines are a second problem that can be completely debilitating. Although a migraine does cause a headache, that is only one symptom of a complex neurological disorder and requires different remonstrate strategies. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, chiropractic treatment is often successful for both conditions.
A migraine is a neurological disorder. Headache is the most common symptom – these can be extremely painful. In addition to the pain, migraine symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, visual or other sensory changes, sensitivity to light and sound, or even symptoms that mimic those of a stroke. Although the precise reason for the symptoms is unknown, it seems to be connected to changes in the vascular system of the brain. Migraine sufferers are often susceptible to certain “triggers” such as foods, scents or flashing lights.
Other Kinds of Headaches
Muscular tension in the neck, shoulders or skull is often a source of headaches. This headache typically causes pain in the frontal part of the head, across the top of the head or at the base of the skull. Sinus infections cause pain in the front of the face or behind the eyes. Allergies can cause inflammation and pain. The temporomandibular joint can cause jaw pain and headaches if it is misaligned. Misalignment in the neck joints can also result in a headache. A chronic "head forward" posture can result in neck pain and headache.
How Chiropractic Rehabilitation Can Help
A chiropractor is an expert in the musculoskeletal system. If a joint in the spine or other areas are out of alignment, the chiropractor can correct the problem with a joint adjustment. Rehabilitation for headaches also includes such therapies as targeted exercise, massage, ultrasound, heat and cold treatments or electrical stimulation.
Other Chiropractic Therapies
Chiropractor practices whole-body treatment with a focus on wellness. In addition to hands-on treatment, your chiropractor will offer recommendations on nutrition or lifestyle. For example, migraines are often triggered by allergies or food intolerance. They can be made worse by extensive exposure to electronic devices or sleep disturbances. Corrective exercises can help with headaches that result from or cause muscle tension. Improved nutrition can decrease inflammation.
Contact Our Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation Today!
If you suffer from headaches or migraines, help is at hand. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine & Rehabilitation, a chiropractor can diagnose your problems and develop a treatment plan to help. Please contact us today at the office (985-447-2225) or the Houma office (985-873-8586), or via email, to schedule an appointment. Our chiropractors can help relieve your headaches or migraines and get your life back. We treat patients of all ages and serve Houma, Thibodaux and the surrounding areas of Louisiana.