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Headache & Migrane FAQs

Headaches and migraines can be a truly debilitating issue. When your headaches begin to interfere with your everyday life, it is time to seek treatment. At Houma-Thibodaux Spine and Rehabilitation, serving Thibodaux, LA, we know how important it is to be in good health so you can take on your life at full speed. Keep reading to learn about headaches, migraine pain, and how we can help.

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What Causes Headaches?

Many people do not realize that there are actually many different types of headaches. Each one is caused by a different thing. Headaches can be caused by tension in the neck and back muscles, hormones, stress, and even food.

In most cases, a headache is caused by a change in the blood flow to the brain, or constricting blood vessels in the brain. In order to truly understand your headaches, it is important to receive a diagnosis of which type of headache you are experiencing.

What Is a Migraine?

It is important to note that a migraine is vastly different from a regular headache. A migraine is a neurological disorder which includes headache as one symptom. There are other symptoms which accompany a migraine. Those who suffer from migraines will also experience nausea, numbness, tingling, difficulty speaking, and in some cases the sufferer experiences visual auras. 

Can Chiropractic Care Help Headaches and Migraines?

The biggest hurdle in dealing with headaches and migraines is finding a system of pain relief which does not negatively affect your health in other ways. Many of the pain relievers used to treat chronic headaches and migraines can have harsh side effects.

Chiropractic care offers a drug-free pain relief option. For those who are suffering from common headaches, spinal adjustment can help to bring balance and alignment to the spine, which in turn improves the blood flow to the brain. When the blood flow to the brain is healthy, you will experience less frequent headaches.

Massage therapy is also helpful in dealing with tension headaches which are caused by neck pain and tight muscles in the neck and back.

Even those suffering from migraines can benefit from chiropractic treatment. Restoring proper alignment to the spine will improve the nerve impulses and decrease nerve irritation. Chiropractic care can also help to reduce muscle tension and stress which is a major contributor to migraines.

What Can I Expect When I Visit a Chiropractor?

When you first visit a chiropractor, you will be evaluated and your medical history will be gathered. Once the doctor has made a diagnosis of your issues, he will then develop a treatment plan specific to your needs.

If you would like to learn more about our services, please call our office at Houma-Thibodaux Spine and Rehabilitation your, LA, chiropractor serving Thibodaux LA. Our number is 985-447-2225.