An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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Posted on 07-07-2017
There are almost as many causes of headaches and migraines as there are people having them. Things like individual susceptibility, stress, and food are all possible contributors to headaches and migraines. Luckily, headache treatment in Tacoma from chiropractors like the professionals at Bakke Chiropractic Clinic is available to help patients deal with their aching heads.
There are several theories as to how chiropractic care for headaches may work. One is that some people may be experiencing a relatively simple pinched nerve that is resulting in their headaches. If a chiropractor in Tacoma realigns the spinal column through spinal manipulation, these types of headaches may be reduced or even eliminated.
In a slightly more complex theory, misalignment of the spine may be causing other problems that are in turn causing headaches and migraines. For example, blood flow to the brain might be compromised because of a misaligned vertebrae pressing on a nerve. Or, the misaligned vertebrae might be causing stress on a nearby muscle that is then seizing up and causing tension headaches. These types of conditions also respond well to spinal manipulation therapy.
Another theory is that chiropractic care improves how the body deals with stress in general, and chiropractic care is focused on providing whole-body health. A chiropractor in Tacoma may be able to help you with several avenues for relieving stress in your body, such as massage, nutrition response testing, and cold laser therapy. Migraine sufferers overwhelmingly report that stress is one of the major triggers for attacks, and many migraine sufferers experienced reduced pain or a reduced number of attacks after chiropractic care.
Chiropractic care may serve best as a preventative treatment for headaches and migraines. At least one study showed that almost half of all patients who received chiropractic care had a decrease in migraine pain. Almost a quarter of people in the same study saw a 90 percent reduction in the number of migraine attacks after chiropractic care.
It is worth noting that pain causes stress. Headache and migraine sufferers may be caught in a never-ending cycle where their pain causes stress, which causes more pain. Other pain in the body, such as neck pain, may also be causing stress that affects headaches and migraines. Reducing stress by treating existing sources of pain and providing methods for overall stress reduction can help significantly reduce the number of migraine attacks or the severity of these attacks.
Bakke Chiropractic Clinic is proud to be your Tacoma chiropractor. Our practice, which has been open since 1958, provides Tacoma migraine relief options that do not rely on the long-term use of drugs. Chiropractors believe that the best treatment for conditions such as headaches, migraines and neck pain is to improve your body's health in general while simultaneously targeting any obvious problem areas. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 253-472-3365 today.
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