Headaches & Migraines

Migraines and Headaches are serious and affect so many people in Mountain Home.  If an individual isn't sure if they've had a headache or not, the chances are they probably haven't had one.  The pain can be mind numbing, and for many patients it leaves them unable to function.  The traditional medical system relies on medication for this issue, but for many patients it's not enough.  It's important to find the source of whats causing the problem.

Possible Symptoms of a Headache or Migraine

There are many kinds of symptoms that will occur for a patient before a headache starts.  Hallucinations, depression or irritation are some of the things people can have.  It's also common to avoid lights, feel nauseous, and have digestive issues.  People with severe symptoms will have trouble functioning in daily life.

Woman are affected with migraines more often than men.  It usually begins after puberty.  No one is exactly sure of the cause, but it is thought to be possibly genetically related.  We know that our genes give us tendencies towards certain conditions, but it's unlikely that this condition is caused completely by this.  There is also no known migraine gene.

Chiropractic Care Shown to be Effective for Headaches & Migraines

Its has been shown many times, that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with migraines.  When the spine is aligned and pressure removed from the nervous system, this will prevent migraine headaches from occurring.  While most people know that they should visit the dentist they are not sure that they need to visit the chiropractor.  Dentists take care of our teeth which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.  So preventative spinal care is equally as important.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines.  Chiropractors know and understand the nervous systems master role in the body.  If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves.  This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches.

So How are Headaches Treated?

The kind of treatment for headaches will depend on what is causing the headaches.  Our chiropractor, Doctor Joseph Long works diligently to find the source of your headaches and help you to overcome those problems.  Each year millions of dollars are spent treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs.  While this may help in some cases, it is often not treating the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are often able to work at the source of the problem which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.

Don't suffer with headaches and migraines.  At Long Chiropractic, our team will help you understand the cause of your condition and the treatment necessary to fix it.  Feel free to call and ask any questions that you may have.  Our team right here in Mountain Home is excited to help you!



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