Headaches and Migraines


 

 Headaches and Migraines


 

Say GOOD_BYE to Headaches today!

 

Even though your head may hurt, the problem is probably not in your head.

 

Hundreds of small muscles balance your heavy head on the small, flexible column of your neck. Any misalignment of the vertebrae(bones) of the neck, or tightening of the neck muscles can trigger a headache. As muscles tighten they pull on the attachments of the muscle to the skull and cause head pain. An example you may have experienced or heard of is having the hair in a ponytail pulled too tight. In minutes it can cause a miserable headache.

The most common cause of headache is strained neck muscles from imperfect posture. While using computers and hand held devices you may unknowingly push your chin forward which moves your head out in front of your body. This is called cervical protraction. This puts pressure or stress on the neck and base of the skull triggering cervicogenic headache. Because cervicogenic headaches come from the neck, many conditions can worsen this type of pain. These could include degenerative conditions like osteoarthritis a disc problem or past whiplash injury. Problems like insomnia, poor diet or dehydration can worsen the problem.

 

About 5% of headaches are the warning sign of a larger physical problem.

It is important to find someone that is going to take the time to learn about you and your possible triggers. What is your work environment like? Do you tend to have headaches after eating a particular food or only after extremely restless nights——? It is also important to find someone who has the experience to use this information to discover the cause of your headaches and work with you to reduce or eliminate the cause and thereby reduce or eliminate your painful episodes.

 

 

The doctors at Action Medical Center have that experience!

For over thirty years they have been providing proven treatment for headaches and migraines. Using a team approach that incorporates multiple disciplines they are able to correct many of the causes of migraines and headaches. The medical staff will oversee the diagnosis and treatment and has tools such as trigger point therapy at their disposal to provide you relief. The chiropractic staff can gently return your neck and back to its natural position to increase function and alleviate pinched nerves and tight muscles. Physical Therapy will work with you to retrain and strengthen muscles while changing the habits that trigger your headaches or migraines. You will see this team approach in action from your very first appointment as our medical and chiropractic teams work together to assess your condition and fully understand your medical history. They will then meet with our physical therapist and formulate a complete plan of care to relieve your pain.

You don’t have to continue to suffer from headaches and migraines.

 

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