Do you Suffer from Migraines and Headaches in Austin, TX?
Migraines and headaches are one of the worst, painful and debilitating pain that many Americans experience on a daily basis. In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines and almost 5 million of those people in the U.S. experience at least 1 migraine every month.
Those that suffer from migraines on a regular basis, understand how frustrating it is and how powerless it is to feel a migraine about to come on. Fully understanding that in a matter of a few hours or even minutes, that the low pressure in the head is going to start to scale into a full-blown, throbbing and painful migraine attack.
Symptoms of Migraines and Headaches
Headaches and migraines can range in severity of symptoms, as well as the location of the pain. Different people can have different symptoms, but most of the common migraine and headache symptoms include a throbbing and pulsing pain in the head, sensitivity to lights and sounds, possible vomiting or nausea, intense pain on 1 side of the head, changes in vision and hearing and sweating.
Causes of Headaches
For addressing headaches and migraines, one needs to understand the causes of the symptoms. There are many causes of headaches and migraines, such as too much or too little (withdrawal symptoms) caffeine, hangover, staring at a computer screen too long, etc. Different people may have different triggers, but one of the more important causes that are often overlooked is cervical misalignment in the neck, which causes massive tension in the surround neck and cranial muscles. This can result in not just tight muscles, but also pinched nerves and pressure around the forehead, base of the skull, and eventually lead to a migraine or headache attack.
Using Chiropractic Methods to Treat Headaches
While it’s quite common to medicate for a headache, it’s only helpful in alleviating the symptoms AFTER the onset of an attack. To properly address the cause and trigger of migraines and headaches, Dr. Colm uses effective chiropractic techniques and assessments to understand what is going on your cervical and spinal area that may be putting undue pressure and causing regular headaches.
If you’re experiencing headaches and migraines in the Austin, TX area, please give us a visit or make an appointment with Dr. Colm for a consultation, and let Dr. Colm provide you with the best, hands-on, non-invasive care to get address your headaches immediately.