Why Chiropractic Care for Headaches or Migraines
A chiropractor is a nervous system, spine, and muscle expert who is specifically trained in the diagnosis of underlying causes of frequent headaches. The chiropractor will complete a comprehensive history as well as an examination to establish whether your symptoms are from joint dysfunction of the spine or if the symptoms are coming from other surrounding structures such as muscles. Other possible causes will be ruled out as well by the chiropractor, and when necessary will refer the patient out to an appropriate medical professional for further testing and/or care.
Chiropractic care can be an excellent way to relieve and manage pain caused by tension-type and migraine headaches. Regular chiropractic care provides those who are suffering from tension-type and migraine headaches with a safe, non-addictive, non-invasive alternative to over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs) and/or prescription medications which are frequently prescribed to patients help them manage their pain. In fact, almost 25 percent of those who suffer from migraines that seek chiropractic care notice a reduction in symptoms of up to 90 percent.
Dr. Eric Teachout, a chiropractor in Fort Myers, FL, can administer a gentle, non-addictive, non-invasive therapy, referred to as a chiropractic adjustment. These chiropractic adjustments decrease misalignments or joint restrictions in the spine as well as other joints in your body in an attempt to decrease inflammation and improve the function of both the nervous system and affected joints. By enhancing joint mobility as well as improving your spinal health and nervous system function, your body can better manage the pain caused by tension-type and migraines headaches.
Top Health Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Patients with Tension-Type and Migraine Headaches
- Decreased pain and discomfort
- Improved physical performance and function
- Reduced Inflammation
- Relief from tension and stress disorders
Is Chiropractic Treatment Right for Your Condition?
To determine if chiropractic care is right for your specific condition, our office will complete a consultation, examination and if needed, refer you out to medical professionals for further testing like diagnostic imaging, such as an MRI and/or x-ray. Depending on the findings of the consultation and chiropractic exam, Dr. Eric Teachout may choose to co-treat your tension-type and migraine headaches with other medical professionals including physical therapists, massage therapists and/or other primary care doctors.
If you are suffering from frequent headaches, chiropractic treatment may help. Give us a call today to get your appointment scheduled and be on your way to relief from headaches and migraines! At Teachout Chiropractic & Wellness Center your health is our mission.