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If you’ve ever been troubled by headaches, you are well aware of how big an impact they can have on virtually every aspect of your life. In many cases, the pain coming from a migraine headache can be so overwhelming that you just want to go to bed and rest quietly in a darkened room. While the precise cause of most headaches is not known, research is showing that alternative forms of care can help.
One of the most common types of headaches is called “tension” headaches. Muscular tension builds up in the neck and upper back leading to headaches. Muscular tension can build up from stress, but another common cause if poor posture and spine alignment. When a person has poor head and neck posture, like a forward head posture, the muscles are already under extreme tension. Now stress can more easily push someone to experience headaches.
If you’ve been living with headaches or migraines, you should contact us at Lake Union Wellness in Seattle, Washington for a free consultation and exam so we can have an opportunity to identify the cause of your headaches.
Triggers for migraines
Migraines are another type of headache. For many people migraines are triggered by environmental conditions, for instance exposure to bright lights or loud sounds, particularly strong smells, high temperatures or bright sunshine, or sudden changes in barometric pressure. Some other people experience migraines after having gotten inadequate sleep the night before, or when they’re suddenly exposed to emotional stresses such as anxiety, depression, shock, or extreme sadness.
There are also certain types of foods which have been known to trigger migraine headaches, starting with alcohol and caffeine. For other people, food triggers can be artificial sweeteners, chocolate, certain kinds of dairy products, foods which contain nitrates, cheeses which have been aged, and any kind of foods which happen to contain monosodium glutamate.
Regardless of the triggers, migraines have been shown to respond positively to chiropractic care. This is likely due to chiropractors improving the structure and function of the spine, which has a direct effect on the spinal cord and nerves.
The first step in diagnosing migraines is that your Lake Union Wellness doctor will have a discussion with you about your family medical history. Then he/she will ask you to describe all the symptoms you’ve been experiencing, as well as how often your migraines occur. The level of severity will be evaluated by discussing what kind of impact migraines have on your daily activities, and what other symptoms you experience at the onset of a migraine.
It’s possible that your doctor will ask you to undergo a CT scan or an MRI scan which will help with the accuracy of the diagnosis. Such tests don’t really diagnose migraine headaches, but they’re very useful for eliminating all the other causes which might be confusing the issue. For some patients, the root cause of their headaches and migraines is abnormal spinal alignment. This can definitely cause your headaches to occur more frequently, and to last longer. During your consultation and diagnosis, a highly qualified chiropractor will be able to determine if spinal alignment has anything to do with triggering your migraines.
Treating your migraines and headaches
At Lake Union Wellness, our number one objective is to help you to restore your normal daily life as quickly as possible, and to rid you of the pain or discomfort you’re feeling from headaches. Our expert chiropractors will use both traditional and non-traditional methods to develop an overall treatment program which is customized for your circumstances.
Some of the treatments we will administer might include chiropractic adjustments, posture rehabilitation, spinal rehabilitation, massage therapy, and tissue and muscle rehabilitation. Whatever kind of program is developed for you personally, you can be sure that it will be more likely to provide more long-lasting relief than pills and medications. Take that first step to general good health and wellness by visiting us at our chiropractic office in Seattle.
Headaches and migraines, Seattle, Washington
If you live or work in Seattle and you’ve been suffering from persistent headaches or migraines, you should know that it’s not something you have to put up with. Once we discover the true cause of your headaches or migraines, we can develop a program of treatment that can eliminate the need for those headache pills. Get the problem corrected and get back to a healthy life!
Contact us at Lake Union Wellness to schedule a free exam and consultation.