Good morning and Happiest Wednesday to all of you BNB fans! Can you believe it is almost JUNE??!!
For the next few weeks our focus will be on Migraines. We will highlight how chiropractic care, acupuncture and massage therapy may help. Do you suffer from them? You may ask....
What is the difference between a common headache and a migraine?
Headaches are unpleasant pains in your head that can cause pressure and aching. They can range from mild to moderate pain and usually occur on both sides of your head. Some specific areas where headaches can occur include the forehead, temples, and back of the neck. A headache can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. According to the Mayo Clinic, the most common headache type is a tension headache. Triggers for this headache type include stress, muscle strain, or anxiety.
A migraine is a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision. These headaches are intense or severe and often have accompanying symptoms in addition to head pain. Symptoms associated with a migraine headache can include: *nausea *pain behind one eye or ear *pain in the temples *seeing spots or flashing lights *sensitivity to light and/or sound *temporary vision loss *vomiting
What can a chiropractic doctor do to help? Your Doctor of Chiropractic is primarily concerned with helping correct any neuromusculoskeletal (nerves, muscles and bones of the body) source of your headache. He or she will perform a special spinal examination to determine whether the symptoms may be alleviated by chiropractic care. The examination can determine whether the headache may be caused, or aggravated by any misaligned vertebrae in the spine, a condition known as a subluxation, which may be creating undue nerve interference.
Chiropractic care may help prevent unnecessary tension and/or irritation in the neck and head. In some instances, chiropractic adjustments (specific spinal manipulations) can provide immediate relief for headache victims.
Every headache victim is an individual case and may require special instructions or recommendations from their chiropractor. If your condition requires the attention of other health care specialists, your chiropractor will refer you to them.