Frequent headaches and migraines can make it hard to function or carry out normal activities. Headaches are one of the most common ailments, and there are a host of treatments and products that are designed to treat the pain. Few of these treatments, however, treat the cause of the headache. Chiropractic care works to treat the root cause of your headaches and prevent them from reoccurring. If you are looking for a chiropractor for headache or migraine treatment, we here at Georgia and Thurlow Chiropractic in Vancouver, British Columbia, are here to help.
In many cases, head pain can be traced to a misalignment of the nerves in the spine. Muscles that are out of place can often put pressure on the nerves in that region of the body. These nerves then send pain signals to the brain, which can cause a sensation of pain in that area of the body.
When the spine itself is under pressure, however, the nerves can act in very strange ways. It is believed that nerves along the spine can be compressed or irritated. When this happens, confusing signals can be sent to the brain. As the brain tries to "sort out" these signals, it can read them as pain signals coming from the head.
How Our Chiropractor Can Help
In order to solve this, our chiropractor will have to move the muscles so that the nerves can decompress and resume their healthy functioning.
In some cases, headaches are caused by direct pressure on the upper part of the spine. This can be due to any number of factors, including an injury or repetitive stress (such as carrying a heavy backpack). Our chiropractor will typically perform a series of tests of this area of the body when diagnosing this issue, then perform a series of maneuvers designed to manipulate the muscles around the neck and lower part of the head.
Fixing issues with headaches and migraines is usually a process that takes multiple appointments. Pain relief will often start after the first appointment, but it gradually returns until the treatment is complete. Therefore, it is important to have regular visits.
Contact Us for Help with a Headache or a Migraine Today
If you frequently get headaches or suffer from migraines and you live in the Vancouver, British Columbia, area, then search for a "chiropractor near me" and call Georgia and Thurlow Chiropractic at +1 604-688-0077 as soon as possible.