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If you're having a miserable life due to chronic headaches or recurring migraines, you may think you've tried every possible treatment option, including the variety of medications that promise relief. Here at Daniels Chiropractic Office, we're happy to help headache and migraine sufferers just like you get the safe, meaningful relief they seek.
Headaches are painful problems, but they're also a common one, plaguing some 45 million Americans each year. These headaches are generally of the type known as tension headaches. The tension in question usually originates in the neck or shoulders due to factors ranging from emotional stress or work-related postural problems to cervical misalignment of the skull and neck. As tightened muscles go into spasm, they pull on membranes such as the dura mater (at the base of the skull), which in turn creates the all-too-familiar ache in your head.
Migraines go beyond (devastatingly intense) pain to produce a whole slew of symptoms, including visual auras, blurred vision, light/sound hypersensitivity, nausea, and vomiting. These symptoms seem to start with neurotransmitter imbalances and trigeminal nerve signals that wrongly direct the cranial blood vessels to swell. Like headaches, migraines can be set off by physical or emotional stress -- but they can also be triggered by hormonal changes, shifts in the weather, specific foods or medications and many other variables.
If you're ready to gain control over that distracting ache in your head, our chiropractors at Daniels Chiropractic Office are at your service with a variety of helpful techniques -- none of which rely on the "quick fix" of drugs. Tension headaches respond well to upper cervical chiropractic adjustments that reorient the way your head sits on your neck. Our Impulse Adjusting Technique is particularly well-suited to precise, small-scale, painless adjustments in this area. These alignment corrections can take the stress and strain off of your muscles, while soft tissue treatments release the tight muscle knots that may contribute to your headache pain.
Chiropractic care can help migraine sufferers as well as tension headache sufferers. Studies indicate that spinal adjustments can reduce migraine severity while also making migraine attacks less frequent -- both of which would no doubt be a welcome change in your life! We can also provide you with our nutritional counseling service to help you eliminate food-based migraine triggers, and recommend lifestyle adjustments to help you keep other common triggers away from your everyday routine.
Reclaim an enjoyable, productive life by saying goodbye to those punishing headaches and migraines. Call 262-638-9999 today to schedule an initial consultation, evaluation, and treatment from your Racine chiropractor at Daniels Chiropractic Center!