Anyone can experience a mild headache once in a while, but serious, constant or recurring tension headaches indicate the presence of an underlying problem while also making your life miserable -- and migraine headaches can turn you into an invalid for days at a time. The good news is that you don't have to let these painful conditions get the upper hand -- because here at Back in Balance Wellness Center, our Bangor chiropractors, can administer natural healing techniques to treat the underlying causes of your distress.
Headaches are often caused by abnormal stresses in the neck muscles or cervical spine due to poor posture or cervical misalignment. These stresses cause a muscle called the RCPM muscle to tug on a sensitive tissue called the dura mater. Trigger points in this region may also direct pain to the head, while a cervical misalignment can pinch sensitive nerves. Migraines can be set off by a long list of stimuli, from weather changes to dietary choices, that affect hormone levels, brain stem function and cranial blood pressure. Symptoms include not only severe pain but also nausea, vision problems and extreme light/sound sensitivity.
Natural Headache/Migraine Solutions from Our Chiropractors in Bangor
·Our chiropractors in Bangor utilizes a variety of natural, drug-free treatment modalities to address headache and migraine symptoms. These may include:
·Chiropractic care - If your headaches are being caused by a pinched cervical nerve or muscle strain in the neck due to a spinal imbalance or misalignment, chiropractic care can eliminate the pressure behind your pain. Adjustments that improve nerve signaling can also help optimize other vital functions such as hormonal balance and blood pressure, thus lessening the impact of migraines on your daily life.
·Massage therapy - Massage therapy is highly effective at loosening chronically tight muscles, relieving spasms and releasing trigger points that can contribute to headache problems. We can help you select from our selection of different massage packages.
·Acupuncture - By inserting fine needles into specific points on the body, we can trigger the release of natural painkilling substances called endorphins. This makes acupuncture an effective means of relieving headache and migraine pain.
·Nutrition Counseling - Since many foods have been specifically identified as migraine triggers, nutrition counseling and dietary modification may dramatically reduce your vulnerability to attacks. We can evaluate your eating habits and recommend healthy substitutions as needed.
·Preventative wellness - Once we've gotten your acute headache symptoms under control, ongoing preventative wellness practices can help you avoid future bouts. For instance, we may suggest lifestyle changes such as a different posture at work to keep your head from drooping. Periodic chiropractic care, acupuncture sessions or other "maintenance" procedures can also help you stay healthy, happy and pain free.
Don't let headaches or migraines take all the fun out of your life. Contact Back in Balance Wellness Center to schedule an appointment with one of our highly skilled Bangor chiropractors. Call (207) 947-8077 today!