Treatment from Our Chiropractor in Durham, NC
Most people will suffer from headaches in their lifetime, with 39 million Americans suffering from migraine headaches. These can have devastating consequences, and can negatively impact your quality of life if they continue to occur on a daily basis. For people with chronic headaches, relief is the biggest goal, but who can you turn to for relief? Is there anyone that can treat the underlying cause instead of simply masking the symptoms of pain? Fortunately, there is help available from a trained chiropractor.
At Peterson Chiropractic, we're here to help residents of Durham, NC, and the surrounding areas find relief from their headaches and migraine episodes. We know that these can be challenging to treat, and can continue to reoccur if the underlying cause is not treated. That's why we offer comprehensive chiropractic care and treatment tailored to fit your needs and manage your pain.
What Causes Headaches and Migraines?
Headaches and migraines have both been around for centuries, but there is still no clear answer for why humans get them. Nevertheless, headaches and migraines most typically occur due to tension and stress-related pain.
Tension builds up in the back of the neck and upper back muscles, which can compress the optic nerve and lead to headaches, such as cervical neuralgia. Migraines can leave you feeling devasted and in pain, sometimes for days, with non-stop throbbing.
Both headaches and migraines, however, can be treated with the help of a chiropractor.
What Is the Best Treatment for Headaches?
Headaches that are caused by tension and stress can be treated with the help of chiropractic adjustments and massage therapy. In particular, massaging the base of the skull and releasing knots of tension in that area can greatly reduce headache pain.
Chiropractic adjustments can also help alleviate pain from headaches and migraines, making it so that the spine realigns itself the way it is naturally supposed to sit, taking away pain from surrounding compressed nerves and tissue.
In addition, acupuncture has also been shown to boost endorphins that can combat headaches and migraines.
Find the Best Chiropractic Care at Peterson Chiropractic
At Peterson Chiropractic in Durham, NC, our chiropractor will help find the best treatment for your headaches and migraine. Call us today at (919) 286-7202 to schedule an appointment and see how we can help you find relief!