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When you suffer from nagging, possibly even disabling pain of chronic headaches or migraines, you may have as many questions as you do symptoms. What's causing your pain, and how can you treat it safely an effectively? Here are the answers to frequently asked questions about a headache & migraine pain relief at Performance Healthcare in Roanoke VA.
Most headaches are classified as tension headaches. They're caused by tension that makes small neck muscles go into spasm, tugging on pain-causing membranes at the base of the skull. Acute neck injuries or chronic cervical misalignment issues can make you prone to chronic headaches.
A typical tension headache may vary in intensity, but it generally takes the form of diffuse pain or pressure throughout the skull. Fatigue and irritability often accompany these headaches.
Migraines are mysterious in origin but probably start as biochemical imbalances that alter cranial blood pressure. Migraine triggers are seemingly everywhere, from food ingredients and weather conditions to hormonal imbalances and physical stress.
Migraines are notorious for causing crushingly intense pain, often in one specific area of the head. But they can also cause visual abnormalities known as auras, light or sound sensitivity, nausea, vomiting, and lightheadedness. This awful collection of symptoms may last for up to 3 days.
Our Roanoke chiropractor, Dr. Rhodes, can use a combination of techniques to ease your chronic headache issues. Cervical spinal adjustments can help align your head with your neck, relieving muscular strain. Massage therapy can relax the neck muscles and reduce painful spasms.
Yes, chiropractic adjustment has been shown to help chronic migraines. Cervical spinal adjustments not only make chronic migraines less frequent, but they can also lessen the severity of symptoms. Massage therapy can reduce the muscular effects of stress, a known migraine trigger. At the same time, we can help you identify the other migraine triggers in your life so you can figure out how to steer clear of them in the future.
Now you not only know a little more about the nature of your headaches or migraines --you also know where to go for safe, non-pharmaceutical treatment that really works. Call Performance Healthcare at 540-526-7479 to schedule a consultation with our chiropractor. We want to be your Roanoke headache & migraine relief center!