Headaches & Migraines
At Elevated Health NYC, Dr. Bart Bargiel and Dr. Edmund Shockey serve patients throughout the New York City area, including surrounding communities like Midtown, and Flatiron. The doctors and their staff offer pain management plans for headaches and other health issues.
Headaches vary in pain; however, they’re a nuisance in every situation. Having migraines or headaches can affect your emotions negatively to the point where you become incapable of doing basic tasks. These problems often seem inescapable; some people use medication for short term relief, but this does not offer a long term solution.
Headaches and migraines often originate from structural imbalances, and chiropractic treatment can treat the hindering problem. Solutions and relief at Empire Sports & Spine, your chiropractor in Midtown NYC, could be answer you’re looking for.
Headaches & Migraines in Midtown NYC
Structural problems are able to cause the simple pain from a morning headache to the unbearing effects of migraines, which include: light and noise intolerance, vomiting, nausea, hallucination, depression, and annoyance. Structural problems arise when the spine’s position is altered thus applying pressure on the nearby nerves. This can occur from development issues, trauma, consistent stress, and various injuries. The compression of nerves are able to send signals to muscles near the head or back that cause them to tighten.
Compression directly relates and is able to cause a slight headache or migraine that over time leads to severe symptoms. The constant pulling of the muscles can even pull bones out of alignment. Experiencing headaches or migraines can actually be a sign that there are problems in the spinal column that need attention. Responding to headaches and migraines is necessary because the spinal column is how the brain communicates with the entire body.
Chiropractic at Elevated Health NYC for Headaches and Migraines
Throughout history, chiropractic treatment has successfully relieved headaches and migraines. Chiropractors in Midtown NYC are well equipped with the knowledge to detect and respond to issues within the spine which houses the spinal cord. Treatment at our office begins with an evaluation that pinpoints the source of the headache and an examination of the spine to look for misalignments.
The results of the examination will give us the information needed to determine the treatment you need to relieve the pain. An adjustment from a chiropractor is able to provide what could be permanent relief leaving you feeling young and free from the constant pain of headaches.
- What is a Tension Headache?
A tension headache is the result of tightness in the muscles or the scalp that is caused by excessive amounts of stress and tension in the soft tissues. When a person is under an excessive amount of stress, they tend to tighten their muscles. This increased tension can put pressure on the small blood vessels that travel throughout the muscle tissue. Tension is most often felt across the shoulders, deep into the neck and up the back of the head along the occipital bone. The longer the muscles remain tight and constricted, the less blood they receive. The effects of this can eventually travel up into the heat itself causing the scalp muscles to suffer and resulting in a tension headache.
- Can Headaches be Prevented?
Certain types of headaches occur because of imbalances within the body and are extremely unpredictable. Tension headaches, however, can be somewhat reduced, if not prevented, by learning how to relax and properly release stress so that it does not accumulate within the muscles. Although not all migraines can be prevented, a person may reduce their frequency, duration, and severity by learning what triggers them. Bright lights, loud noises, strong odors, and sudden movements can trigger intense migraine pain in people who are prone to them. Chiropractic adjustments and physiotherapy may be able to possibly reduce the frequency and duration of certain types of headaches and migraines.
- What are Common Headache Triggers?
Headaches and migraines often have specific triggers. Most types of headache pain are not as severe as migraines. A headache may be triggered by a sinus infection, a blow to the head, or stress. Migraine pain, however, is much more intense and can last for days, if not weeks. Migraines are often triggered by various extremes. Bright lights very loud noises, sudden movements, strong and unpleasant odors, and flashing lights that create a strobe effect are commonly reported as triggers for migraine pain. The best way to avoid these types of headaches is to avoid the triggers. In some cases, that is not possible. Physiotherapy and chiropractic care can offer safe and effective treatment options to help reduce the risk of many types of migraines and headaches.
If you or a loved one is experiencing migraines or headaches call Elevated Health NYC in Midtown today for relief.