Headaches and Migraine Treatment From our Bluffton Chiropractor
According to the Migraine Research Foundation, migraines are a common occurrence and rank as the third most prevalent illness in the entire world. Moreover, statistics indicate at least 80 to 90 percent of people experience headaches of some sort, and a majority of headaches occur in women. All of these individuals don’t have to rely on harmful, and possibly, addictive medications, to ease the pain of their headache. Instead, they may see our Bluffton chiropractor at Corrective Chiropractic, serving Bluffton, Decatur, Geneva, Yoder, Montpelier, Berne and the surrounding area, for a natural approach to pain relief.
Headache and Migraine Statistics
Headaches are the most common complaint in the U.S. In fact, 45 million Americans complain of having a headache, or multiple headaches, each year. This is the equivalent of 16.54 percent of the population. Over eight million Americans visit the doctor for a headache. Close to 25 percent of households in the U.S. have someone who suffers from migraines in them. Twelve percent of the population in the U.S. suffer from migraines. Of all the individuals in the U.S., 18 percent of women experience migraines while six percent of men suffer from migraines. Children aren’t immune from migraines, either. About 10 percent of all children in the U.S. suffer from migraines, even though a majority of people who suffer from migraines are between the ages of 25 and 55.
How a Bluffton Chiropractor Can Help
A Bluffton chiropractor can minimize, and even completely alleviate the pain, and other unpleasant symptoms of headaches and migraines. When you enter our chiropractic office, we’ll begin the examination by determining the symptoms you’re experiencing and how often you experience them. We’ll try to determine the root of the problem based on your medical history and examination.
In most cases, our first course of action is a chiropractic alignment. A spinal alignment consists of our chiropractor realigning the spine using manual manipulation. This particular treatment helps to relieve stress on the body that a misaligned spine causes. Misaligned discs have the ability to irritate the brain stem. Blood will flow through the body more effectively, which means the body receives nutrients better, which reduces the prevalence of any nutritional deficiencies that could’ve led to your headaches. Additionally, issues with the neck and back may place stress on the upper portion of the body. Poor posture has the potential to cause, or worsen, headaches and migraines. We screen you for postural issues and will help correct the problem through various methods including a spinal alignment. Additionally, we may guide you through certain exercises that might help.
Our chiropractor may use massage therapy to reduce your stress and tension. The massage will loosen the muscles around the shoulders, which reduces the amount of pressure in the upper portion of your body. A lack of sleep has the potential to cause headaches, but this particular treatment has the potential to promote a better night’s sleep.
We’ll advise you about nutritional changes you could make to correct any deficiencies. Additionally, we’ll recommend lifestyle changes that could reduce pain.
Call Our Chiropractor in Bluffton Today To Learn More!
Contact our chiropractor in Bluffton today at Corrective Chiropractic, serving Bluffton, Montpelier, Decatur, Yoder, Berne, and Geneva. Schedule an appointment with us to relieve pain from your headaches and migraines by calling us at 260-353-1400 today.