Campion Chiropractic Clinic in College Station, Texas Provides Relief for Headaches & Migraines
A headache is a relatively broad term to describe head pain and possibly other symptoms; as many as 9 out of 10 of us experience them from time to time. A migraine is a specific a type of headache believed to have its roots in neurological and circulatory causes. It's been estimated that around 25 million people (most of them women) experience migraines in our country on a yearly basis.
Causes of Headaches and Migraines
You may see headaches classified into primary and secondary headaches. Primary headaches are not considered a symptom of some other condition but the actual condition itself, typically caused by a heightened pain reaction involving chemicals, nerves, blood vessels, and/or muscles in the head. The most common primary headaches include migraines and tension headaches (other examples include sinus and cluster headaches). Headaches are often brought on by poor posture and the pain can range from mild to severe.
Secondary headaches occur as the result of some other issue and may include dehydration, side effects from medications, high blood pressure, low blood sugar, concussion or post-concussive syndrome, illness or infection, and more.
Migraines are considered severe or excruciating and are often felt as throbbing or pounding anywhere in the head. Migraines often occur with additional symptoms like nausea and heightened sensitivity to light, smells, and sound. One theory about migraines involves alternating constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain, although genetics are definitely believed to play a role since they tend to run in families.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Alleviate Headaches and Migraines
Both research and anecdotal evidence show that regular chiropractic care can reduce both the frequency and severity of headaches and even migraines. Here are a few ways how:
- Chiropractic adjustments and spinal decompression relieve pressure on muscles and joints in the neck and head.
- Acupuncture stimulates healing circulation and promotes both pain and stress relief.
- Postural re-training and lifestyle guidance help a person avoid recurring triggers such as poor posture, poor coping skills, and certain foods.
Do you struggle chronic headaches or migraines?
Contact our College Station, TX chiropractors at Campion Chiropractic Clinic for natural and effective relief! Our number is (979) 693-6500.