An unfortunate side effect of problems with the back and spine is pain and discomfort that radiates to other parts of the body. In addition to extremity pain, tingling and numbness, headaches and migraines can also result. There are different types of headaches, but fortunately, treatment from our Lexington, KY chiropractor can greatly reduce the pain and frequency of headaches.
Different Types of Headaches: Migraines
There is a difference between headaches and migraines. While headaches have a direct and discernible cause, migraines may be more difficult to diagnose or trace to a fixed origin. Migraines are often hereditary and can be triggered by a number of stimuli.
Some of the most common migraine triggers include:
- Bright or flashing light
- Extreme heat or cold
- Loud noises
- Specific foods
- Lack of sleep
By contrast, headaches are more often related to a physical issue or state in the body, such as a cold, flu, exhaustion or other condition or illness. Spinal subluxation, disc problem or misalignment can also lead to chronic headaches.
This is because issues of the back, neck, and spine often involve pressure on the nerves of the spinal cord. When the nervous system is disrupted, this can lead to impeded blood flow, blocked signaling and impaired functioning. These problems are often at the root of persistent or chronic headaches.
Chiropractic Relief for Headaches
Chiropractic care from ChiroWorks can address many different types of headaches to help get you the relief you are looking for. In this way, chiropractic and headaches can go hand in hand, with spinal adjustments leading to the relief and resolution of chronic headaches. The entire staff at ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center has a mission of helping you to achieve the highest quality of life possible. Our experienced Lexington chiropractor, Dr. Robert Kirby, is committed to your total health and well-being. Through safe, gentle, focused chiropractic care, you can experience non-invasive, drug-free pain relief.
Contact our Chiropractor in Lexington for Headache Relief and More
From issues related to imbalances in the musculoskeletal system to problems in adjacent areas of the body, we can get you out of pain and enjoying life again. Call us at 859-300-6215 to schedule an appointment today with ChiroWorks Pain & Injury Treatment Center.