Headaches and migraines are common among both men and women, and they can significantly impact an individual’s quality of life. At Rivergate Chiropractic in Madison, Tennessee, Dr. Kenyon offers a variety of effective treatments for patients suffering from headaches and migraines.
There are four types of headaches — tension, migraine, trigger point, and cluster headaches — each with different symptoms. Some types are mild and cause only lingering pain, but others are severe and accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. It’s not uncommon for patients to experience more than one type of headache.
Because headaches are so common, many people think they should just learn to live with the symptoms, but headaches aren’t a normal part of life. When a person has a headache, it means something in the body isn’t working as it should.
Multiple studies show that chiropractic adjustments are the most effective treatment for headaches. Many headaches originate in the neck area, and chiropractors are trained to treat this part of the body. In fact, according to researchers at Duke University, spinal manipulation results in almost immediate relief for patients with neck-related headaches. Dr. Kenyon can provide solutions for other problems that contribute to headaches, too, such as tension, stress, hormones, low water intake, and certain medications.
Chiropractic care is an important component of headache treatment and prevention. However, patients can also take steps to prevent headaches at home. If you experience frequent headaches, try to avoid remaining in a fixed position for more than 60 minutes at one time. If you must stay in one position for an extended period, try to take frequent breaks to stretch.
Anyone who is prone to tension headaches and migraines should avoid teeth clenching, significant stress, and heavy exercise. In addition, drinking plenty of water every day helps avoid dehydration-induced headaches. If you’re suffering from migraines and headaches, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Kenyon at Rivergate Chiropractic.
"My neck mobility has greatly increased! Highly recommend this practice for people who are struggling with headaches and migraines."