If you are prone to headaches—or even just experience them once in a while—you know how terrible they can be.
A headache disrupts your day or night and makes it difficult to concentrate on any task.
Learn some of the common causes and hear from Dr. Lea Holcomb, D.C., Chiropractic Director of Chiro One Wellness Center of Vernon Hills about how chiropractors can help alleviate severe migraine headaches.
If you or a loved one suffers from migraines—you know just how painful one can be. Migraine headaches are severe and can completely cripple the person suffering from one.
Many people who experience migraine attacks also have other symptoms such as sensitivity to light, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, and vomiting, or even fainting.
The exact cause of migraines or why the reason affects certain people hasn’t been determined, but many Chiro One patients have gained relief from migraines after regular chiropractic care.
Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts
“There are many different causes of headaches—but most can be boiled down to three things: Trauma, toxins and thoughts,” explains Dr. Lea. “Trauma can include head trauma or accidental falls; toxins are chemical factors such as foods and beverages, including alcohol and food additives; and thoughts are emotional and mental factors like stress, anxiety, and depression.”
Treating Headaches with Chiropractic
As you may know, chiropractors treat partial dislocations in the spine, which hinder proper signal transmission from the brain to the body.
Dr. Lea sees many patients complaining of headaches, and her main goal is to identify each patient’s headache trigger and treat the source.
“Frequent and consistent adjustments keep your nervous system functioning optimally and have been shown to alleviate headaches in many patients,” she states. “In addition to chiropractic care, start a journal and record foods you ate around the time of the onset of your headache, this is a great way to see if you have a food trigger—and once you find it, you can work to eliminate it. Also, keep hydrated and find good outlets for your stress such as exercise or meditation.”