Dr. Christian Stack can Help You Find Relief from Headaches & Migraines
Headaches and migraines can interfere with all aspects of your life. At Live Well Chiropractic of WNY, Dr. Christian Stack offers specific adjustments designed to treat headaches and migraines. Patients throughout the Buffalo, NY area will find relief through his advanced chiropractic care.
Headaches and migraines are not fun and can become so bad that they leave you unable to function with even the most basic parts of your life. Medications can often help in the short-term, but when the problem is ongoing and recurring, pills are often not enough. The following Q & A looks at how chiropractic care at Live Well Chiropractic of WNY may be the solution to your ongoing headaches and migraines.
Headache & Migraine Q & A
What are migraines?
Migraines are a severe type of headache that can result in pain in the head, face, ears, and neck. Migraines can include associated symptoms like flashes of light, tingling in the extremities, blind spots, sensitivity to light and noise, as well as nausea and vomiting. The pain from a migraine headache can last from a few hours to multiple days.
What causes migraines and headaches?
Migraines often result from a “trigger”. Common triggers include:
- Allergies / seasonal changes
- Changes in weather patterns
- Smoking or contact with smoke
- Skipping meals / low blood sugar
- Abnormal sleep patterns or changes in sleep patterns
- Strong smells or loud noises
- Hormonal changes
- Foods – some common trigger foods include chocolate, peanut butter, dairy, artificial sweeteners, MSG
Headaches and migraines can originate from problems with your neck. Subtle misalignments or lack of motion in the joints of your spine can often contribute to headaches and migraines due to its connection with the nervous system.
When the spine stops moving properly, as a result of trauma or repetitive poor postures, stress and irritation can be put on the surrounding nerves. This can cause nearby muscles of the head, neck, jaw, and upper back to tighten and contribute to headaches. Over time, this muscle tightening can further contribute to issues with headaches. Headaches and migraines may be a sign of deeper problems arising in your spinal column. Because every other system in your body can be impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.
How can chiropractic care help with migraines and headaches?
Chiropractic care is a natural, holistic and non-invasive practice has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines. Chiropractors have an extensive understanding of the subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of the problem.
Chiropractic care starts with a thorough evaluation that will determine the role to which problems with your neck are contributing to your headaches or migraines. The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for your specific issue and the root of your pain. Using specific, gentle and non-invasive techniques, Dr. Christian Stack can provide relief and restore long-term health. Chiropractic adjustments do not need to be forceful or involve “cracking” to be effective. And unlike medications, which treat your problem on a surface level and provide short-term relief, chiropractic care will address the causes of your headaches or migraines and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.