Headache and Migraine Options
If frequent, severe or even debilitating head pain is a regular feature in your life, you're probably more than ready to get a real grip on this discomfort once and for all. Headaches and migraines are distressingly common, and they can make it impossible to enjoy life or participate in everyday activities. Pain relievers may alleviate the symptoms temporarily, but they do nothing to correct the underlying cause that makes those headaches keep coming back. Here at Charlotte Health Center, we can provide natural, drug-free treatment methods that address the root of your head pain and help you ward off future bouts.
headaches and migraines CharlotteHeadaches may occur for a variety of reasons, including acute emergencies such as meningitis or stroke. They may also feature prominently as a symptom of chronic pain syndromes such as fibromyalgia. But the three most common varieties, known as primary headaches, are tension headaches, migraines and cluster headaches. Tension headaches don't actually live up to their name; while it used to be thought that they were caused by sustained or chronic muscle tension in the head, neck or face, recent studies have tended to disprove that assumption. We now believe that central nervous system dysfunction, triggered by cervical alignment issues, is a major factor. Tension headaches cause a throbbing ache that may seem to affect major areas of the head in a diffuse pattern.
As painful as tension headaches can be, migraines and cluster headaches are usually even worse. Migraine symptoms include not only agonizing pain but also nausea, light and sound sensitivity, and visual distortions known as "auras." They appear to be caused by sudden constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the head and may be triggered by a variety of environmental or hormonal cues. A severe migraine can plague you for up to 72 hours. Cluster headaches, which are likely also caused by blood vessel changes, are mercifully short but exquisitely painful, affecting one side of the head and recurring a few times a day for days at a time.
Headache and Migraine Treatment at Charlotte Health Center
Our experienced team at Charlotte Health Center can treat all three types of primary headaches successfully using natural, time-tested techniques. For instance, cervical spinal alignment problems can encourage spasms in a tiny muscle called the RCPM muscle, which in turn tugs on a sensitive membrane at the base of the skull called the dura mater, typically producing a tension headache. Adjustments to the cervical spine can help reduce your vulnerability to this problem.
Migraines and cluster headaches can also respond to chiropractic care. Adjusting a misaligned spine helps normalize nerve function, correcting chemical and neurological imbalances in the process -- including the serotonin imbalances that trigger blood vessel changes. If your migraines are set off by certain foods, our nutritional counseling services can help you learn which items to strike from your menu permanently.
Contact Charlotte Health Center today for natural headache and migraine relief!
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