Headaches are not fun, but we all know that migraines are on a new level of dreadful. Living with any of these problems can make you feel irritable, and sometimes, leave you incapable of functioning properly. Medication can help for the short term. However, when the problem is re-occurring, medications aren’t enough. Sometimes, the source of your migraines and headaches is structural and using proper treatment, you can permanently overcome this issue. Our chiropractic headache and migraine relief in Pleasanton, CA, may be the final solution to your ongoing migraines and headaches.
Whether you are experiencing a persistent headache or worst symptoms related to migraines, such as nausea, light and noise intolerance, vomiting, depression, hallucinations, and irritation, the culprit might be a structural issue. If the spine moves from its position due to developmental issues, repetitive stress, trauma and other occurrences, it can put a lot of pressure on surrounding nerves. If the nerves are irritated or compressed, they send a signal to the muscles in the neck, back, and jaw to tighten.
Such tightness can cause an acute migraine or a headache. Over time, this tightness can pull your bones out from their alignment and cause more persistent migraines and headaches. The symptoms can also be a sign that you have deeper problems in your spinal column. Since every system in the body is impacted by the spinal health, it’s very crucial to deal with such issues as the signs become more obvious.
Chiropractic Treatment & Relief for Migraines and Headaches
Chiropractic care has a history of successfully curing migraines and headaches. Chiropractors have a broad understanding of delicate issues that occur in the spine which, because of its connection with the body’s nervous system, is often the source of all pain. The chiropractic treatment begins with an exhaustive evaluation that will dismiss other possible causes of a headache and inspect your spine for issues of misalignment.
Our assessment will then determine the type of treatment that will be necessary for the issue which is the cause of the pain. With gentle and non-invasive methods, a chiropractor can make adjustments to the spine and provide instant relief while restoring your long-term health. In contrast with medications that treat the issue on the surface and provide short-term relief alone, a chiropractic adjustment works on the cause of the headaches or migraines.
How Intero Chiropractic Can Get You Out of Pain
Think of a long line of dominoes. If a single domino moves out of alignment, the entire system stops functioning correctly. This is very similar to our concept of migraine headache chiropractic techniques. A cumulative spinal misalignment causes a host of side effects – the most common as well as most incapacitating of which are headaches and migraines. When the vertebra moves out of alignment, the spine is unable to rest in its curved, natural shape. This will take a negative toll on the nerve pathways as well as the synapses and triggers a protracted inflammatory response.
Migraines and headaches are usually chronic, often beginning early in an individual’s life. This is not shocking when you know that the spine may be pushed out of alignment naturally by the process of birth, and a fall from a bike or an apparently minor athletic injury. People may also start experiencing migraines and headaches as a result of a fall, poor sleeping habits or car accidents.
Whatever the cause of the spine’s misalignment, prescription medication cannot provide permanent relief.
But the right kind of physical therapy, such as chiropractic correction, can offer a long-term solution.
Some symptoms of this cervical misalignment include;
- Tightness in the neck or shoulders.
- Headaches or migraines which do not have any obvious cause.
- One longer limb or misaligned hips.
- A feeling or sensation that your skull is too heavy or hard to hold upright.
- A twisted body framework.
- Tender base of the skull.
- It hurts or is impossible to turn around or tilt the neck from right to left.
- You have a medical history of head or neck trauma.
If a cervical misalignment problem goes without correct treatment, you can experience:
- Sinus issues
- Digestive ailments
- Herniated disk
We Offer a Gentle and Long-Term Solution
Instead of the old-fashioned “cracking” of the spine or neck, which only offers a temporary solution, our migraine treatments are more gentle.
After examining your x-rays, our chiropractor will know which vertebra has been moved out of alignment. The patient will be made to lie on their side and receive a firm, gentle, and steady pressure at the skull’s base that encourages the bad vertebra back into alignment.
When it is better aligned, your body can start to heal.
The amount of migraine treatments you need is based on discoveries from previous and subsequent x-rays, with measurements taken before as well as after each visit. Then, based on images and measurements, our chiropractor will tell when your cervical vertebra is in alignment.