Headache & Migraine Treatment in West Monroe
Headaches and migraines are no fun to deal with. In fact, both can interfere with your quality of life and your relationships with loved ones. Medications, both over-the-counter and prescription, do not always relieve the pain associated with headaches and migraines, but that does not mean that all hope is lost.
While it may not be a well-known fact, studies have shown that seeking the care of a chiropractor can help treat and decrease these painful problems. Spinal Health Center in West Monroe is here to help you manage these headache disorders in every way possible.
Differences in Headaches and Migraines
It is important to know the difference between a headache and a migraine. Here is a breakdown of the two:
Common headaches often cause pain in the face, head, or neck area. Tension headaches feel like a tight band wrapped around your head. You may also feel pain behind your eye, intense pain on one side of your head, and an elevated heart rate. Common headaches can vary in the level of pain.
Headaches can be caused by several things, including:
- Having poor posture
- Bending or straining your neck
- Misalignment in the head, neck, or spine
- Sleep apnea and other sleep disorders
- Infections or illness
Migraines are a type of headache that comes with pain that is much more intense than a regular headache. The pain is usually only felt on one side of the head, but some unfortunate people feel it on both sides. Migraines are often accompanied by:
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Nausea, vomiting, constipation, or diarrhea
- Blurry vision
- A stiff neck
- Trouble swallowing, speaking and even moving
Some common causes of migraines are:
- Stress, anxiety, or depression
- Not getting enough sleep
- Poor posture
- Tension in the neck and shoulders
Headache & Migraine Treatment With Our Chiropractor
Before treatment can begin, it is imperative to understand what you are experiencing and what is causing it. Our team will work to find the root cause of your headaches or migraines and find the best treatment possible. This treatment by the chiropractor may include any or all of the following:
- Spinal manipulation
- Decompression therapy
- Lifestyle change suggestions
- Computer-assisted adjustments
- Posture correction
We will give you a thorough exam to determine the cause, and then form a treatment plan that includes relief care, corrective care, and wellness care. Our goal is to go beyond treating the symptoms and actually focusing on the underlying cause.
Experience Pain Relief With Spinal Health Center
Spinal Health Care Center in West Monroe is ready to partner with you on your journey to relief! Give our team a call today at (318) 322-2250 to set up an appointment.