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Our Lake Charles Chiropractor Provides Pain Management Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
At Ultimate Performance Chiro and Rehab, your Lake Charles chiropractor provides holistic pain relief and pain management services without prescribing drugs or surgery. One of the most common reasons people seek our powerfully effective treatment methods is for a recurring headache and migraine pain. Primary care physicians usually prescribe drugs for head pain that only provide temporary pain relief. Consequently, headaches and migraines will continue affecting your quality of life because PCPs do not address the underlying cause of head pain--nervous system dysfunction due to compression of spinal nerves and blood vessels responsible for sending pain signals and optimizing blood flow to the head.
Symptoms of Headaches and Migraines
A headache is a steady pain typically felt above your eyes, at the top of your head or at your temples. Headache pain may be accompanied by a feeling of pressure or tightness on the back and sides of the head or across the forehead. Taking NSAIDS often relieves headache pain until the analgesic wears off and the headache returns.
Intense, throbbing pain experienced on one side of your head only may be a migraine, especially if pain co-occurs with one or more of the following:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Extreme sensitivity to smells, noises, and light
- Blurry vision
- Appearance of auras, blind spots and/or flashing, white lights or dots
Unlike headaches, migraines do not respond well to NSAIDS. Instead, many migraine sufferers must take prescription medications to treat migraine pain. However, these medications do not stop migraines from recurring or worsening.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines
Your chiropractor at Ultimate Performance Chiro and Rehab in Louisiana addresses headaches and migraines by focusing on improving spine and nervous system health. In addition to evaluating characteristics and duration of your headache or migraine pain, our chiropractor performs a comprehensive chiropractic examination by inquiring about your occupational history, checking your reflexes and possibly ordering diagnostic tests to determine the extent of spinal misalignment.
One of the most effective chiropractic techniques for minimizing different forms of head pain is a spinal adjustment. To reposition misplaced vertebrae and remove nerve compression, your chiropractor gently adjusts your spine manually to eliminate nerve irritation and allow oxygenated blood to flow freely to your head. Complementing spinal adjustments for headaches and migraines, massage therapy is an evidence-based, pain management technique for relieving chronic muscle tension in your neck, upper back and shoulders.
We also incorporate Virtual Reality into most of our chiropractic and rehabilitation treatments. Virtual Reality not only eliminates pain but also improves balance and muscle strength in people recovering from musculoskeletal injuries or surgery.
Call Ultimate Performance Chiro and Rehab Today!
If you suffer from headaches and migraines, stop taking drugs that do nothing to treat the underlying cause of head pain. Schedule an appointment today at Ultimate Performance Chiro and Rehab in Lake Charles, Louisiana by calling 337-421-0010.