An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Headaches and migraines are extremely common ailments that most people have dealt with at one time or another in their lives. The large majority of people periodically experience headaches that generally go away on their own in a short period of time. There are some people, however, who deal with headaches and migraines on a frequent basis and they may not get any relief from the pain or discomfort for hours or even days at a time. This chronic headache and migraine sufferers are often experiencing the headaches as a side effect of other conditions such as a pinched nerve or fibromyalgia.
It’s hard to contain in a small space the amount of conditions that could contribute to causing migraines and headaches. There are myriad reasons that a person may start to get a headache. In addition to pinched nerves and fibromyalgia, people may get headaches because of hormonal changes, drinking too much, stress, sleep disruption, physical illness or eating certain foods. Some people may also be genetically inclined to frequent headaches because of family history or gender. The tendency to get frequent headaches usually peaks for people in their 30s and, subsequently, the ensuing years bring less and less occurrences of them.
Chiropractic care is an excellent form of treatment for headaches and migraines. Since many headaches are related to the body being out of balance in some way, treatments such as hands-on spinal alignment, massage therapy and acupuncture help to relax achy muscles, reduce stress and, ultimately, bring the body back into healthful balance. While one chiropractic adjustment may offer immediate relief from the pain of headaches and migraines, it’s important to create a treatment plan for ongoing pain relief that can be used on an as-needed basis.
Although migraines may sometimes cause “auras” that affect the eyes, it is a generally a temporary effect that only lasts from a few minutes to possible about an hour. Auras may cause a person’s vision to become blurry or distorted and they may also cause blind spots or a temporary vision loss.
Our East Point, GA chiropractor and the rest of the team at Metro Atlanta Injury and Wellness Center want to support you in your quest to alleviate chronic migraines and become less dependent on artificial means of pain relief and wellness. That’s why we’re pleased to offer a FREE consultation to new patients. We are passionate about advocating for a naturally healthy, holistic, drug-free lifestyle and we look forward to educating as many members of the community as possible on the ways that chiropractic care helps to support that way of living. Call us today at 404-565-0414 and we’ll be happy to set up an appointment for you to come in for a visit to learn more or to receive your first adjustment.