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Typical headaches usually affect the top of your head, above your eyes or all over your head. Migraine pain is severe, impacting only one side of your head in most cases and does not respond well to pain medications. During a migraine attack, you may feel nauseous and vomit, experience extreme sensitivity to sounds and light and have blurry vision. Some migraine sufferers see auras around people and objects. Migraines are often so debilitating the person must lie down until the attack is over. If you are suffering from chronic headaches and migraines, your chiropractor in Atlanta offers holistic treatment based on principles of musculoskeletal and nervous system functioning.
Headaches and migraines are the result of internal and external factors interacting with each other and negatively impacting specific nerves and blood vessels. While headaches usually arise from illnesses (colds, influenza, fever), emotional and/or physical stress or muscle tension in the shoulders and neck, migraines may not involve any of these reasons. In fact, doctors aren't sure what causes migraines but theorize migraines may have a genetic component that makes some people more prone to suffering migraines. What is known is that migraine pain and chronic headaches stem from overstimulation of nerve endings in the brain which elicit strong pain signals and forces blood vessels to constrict abnormally. Although medication brings varying degrees of temporary relief for headache and migraine pain, your chiropractor in Atlanta recommends vertebral adjustments, modifying dietary choices and taking vitamin supplements to support nerve and muscle functioning.
Correcting spinal vertebrae misalignment responsible for impairing the functioning of your central nervous system is critical to reducing chronic headaches and migraines. When vertebrae are not properly aligned, one or more vertebrae can press against sensitive nerve endings in the spine and produce inflammation and pain in any part of the body. By performing adjustments on headache and migraine patients, your chiropractor in Atlanta removes compression on nerve endings and the systemic inflammation contributing to recurring headaches and migraines.
Tension within a spine that is out of alignment can cause a variety of health issues that do not respond to standard medical protocol. If you suffer chronic headaches or migraines along with fatigue, allergies, frequent infections or general joint pain, you may be suffering a subluxation or spinal misalignment. In addition to adjustments for migraine relief, your chiropractor will also recommend dietary changes, advice on improving your posture, therapeutic exercises and supplements to replenish vitamins and minerals associated with recurring head pain.
If you suffer from chronic headaches and migraines and want holistic relief from recurring head pain, please call Senft Chiropractic of Atlanta today to schedule a diagnostic appointment with your chiropractor in Atlanta: 404-633-6787.