Natural Headache and Migraine Relief with Our Lexington Chiropractor
At Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness, our Lexington Chiropractor, Dr. Shan Twit understands the debilitating effects headaches and migraines can have on an individual's life and the lives of their loved ones. The painful symptoms of headaches and migraines keep sufferers from enjoying their daily lives, participating in their favorite activities, and even from meeting professional expectations at work. Those who suffer from chronic migraines and headaches sometimes cannot even imagine a life without them. The good news is that, with chiropractic care, now they can.
Understanding the Difference Between Headaches and Migraines
Although generally discussed together because patients who experience one might also experience the other, headaches and migraines are two separate conditions. Headaches typically refer to tension headaches which are the direct result of muscle tension in the upper back, shoulders, neck, the base of the head, and jaw. During a headache, this muscle tension becomes so great that it pulls the muscle which stretches over the top of the head, pulling the tissues where the muscle attachestod the eyes. This leads to the telltale pain behind one or both eyes and in the temples.
Migraines, on the other hand, are not fully understood. It is believed that a quick restriction followed by the opening of the blood vessels at the base of the neck is part of the cause of a migraine. We, however, do not exactly understand what happens to the body during a migraine or what exactly causes a headache which is set apart by its long list of symptoms including migraine aura, nausea, sensitivity to light and sound, and intense pain.
How our Lexington Chiropractor Can Help
Each day our Lexington chiropractor and massage therapist help patients suffering from chronic headaches and migraines find relief. Using treatments and therapies like chiropractic spinal adjustments, massage therapy, nutritional counseling, and lifestyle advice, we establish each patient with an individualized wellness plan to designed to first address any pain immediately experienced and to then treat any underlying conditions which may be contributing or causing the headaches or migraines. Once patients have reached an optimal level of wellness, with limited frequency, reduced duration, and lessened severity of symptoms, we work with each patient to establish an ongoing care routine to maintain their newly found wellness.
Effective, Natural Headache Relief at Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness
At Cornerstone Chiropractic Wellness, we believe that a natural, non-invasive approach to wellness should always be considered before taking more drastic measures with potentially harmful pain medications, surgeries, or injections. Our chiropractor, Dr. Shan Twit, and massage therapist, Eric Byrd, word together to give you the holistic care your body needs to stay healthy. If you would like to find headache relief the natural way, we encourage you to contact our office at (859) 253-0038 to schedule an appointment today. If your headache and migraine appointment will be your first visit to our office, be sure to ask us about free consultations for new patients.