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SUFFERING FROM HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES?

Migraines and headaches are serious and affect many people in Belleville. Being able to think clearly and calmly allows us to make decisions, process emotions, and carry on with our day-to-day lives. That clarity can be easily destroyed with a strong headache.

Many people have occasional headaches, but frequent headaches that affect your ability to sleep or get on with your day can be disabling. If you’re not sure if you have had a migraine or not, the chances are you probably have not 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, that’s not enough. It’s important to find the source of what’s causing the problem. Our chiropractic team can help.

There are many symptoms that can occur before a headache or migraine starts. Hallucinations, depression, or irritation are some of the symptoms those with migraines may experience. Often those with migraines will try to avoid any light, have an intolerance to loud noises, and experience nausea, and vomiting to name a few.

 

Headache and Migraine Treatment in Belleville

 

It has been shown many times that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with migraines. When the spine is aligned and pressure is 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 a chiropractor. Dentists take care of our teeth which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines. Dr. Fast knows and understands the nervous system’s 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.

How can chiropractors help with headaches?

 

Chiropractors can assess, diagnose, and manage headaches. Current evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including manual therapy, can be effective in treating cervicogenic and tension headaches. Studies have also shown that chiropractic care can help decrease the intensity and frequency of migraines. The treatment options may include:

  1. Manual therapy
  2. Soft tissue therapy
  3. Modalities including electrical stimulation, acupuncture, and ultrasound
  4. Rehabilitation
  5. Lifestyle changes and education
  6. Referral and co-management

It’s important to take headaches seriously. Consider consulting The Back Pain Clinic if you often have headaches, if you frequently take a pain reliever for your headaches, if your headache pattern changes, or if your headaches are getting worse. Seek prompt attention if your headache is sudden and severe, follows a head injury, or is accompanied by fever, stiff neck, weakness, numbness, or difficulty speaking.

 

So How Are Headaches Treated?

 

The kind of treatment for headaches will depend on what is causing the headaches. Dr. Fast works diligently to find the source of your headaches to help you to overcome them. According to WebMD the cost of medical treatment for Americans who suffer from migraines averages $6,575 a year. That number does not include missed workdays.

While this may help in some cases, it is often not treating the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.

Don’t suffer from headaches and migraines. At The Back Pain Clinic in Belleville, IL our team will help you understand the cause of your condition and the treatment necessary to fix it.