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How Chiropractic Treatments Can Decrease Your Headaches

If you’ve ever experienced a tension headache or migraine, then you know the excruciating pain they can cause. Chiropractic treatments in Clearwater have been proven to help reduce the pain, or even stop your headaches from occurring altogether.

Chiropractic Treatments for Tension Headaches

These are usually described as a dull achy feeling behind the eyes, lasting anywhere from a few hours to a couple of days. The tissues that keep your brain from bumping against the inside of your skull are called the meninges, and are made up of Dura mater. Dura has a large amount of blood vessels and is very sensitive to pain; they extend from the spinal cord to the back of your eyes, and when your upper spine is out of alignment, the Dura will twist and pull on your eye. Chiropractic adjustments will move your upper spinal cord into alignment again, alleviating the pain, and preventing further headaches.

Chiropractic Treatments for Migraines

Intense and throbbing, migraines are also usually associated with light sensitivity and nausea and can last for days. These are caused by constriction and dilation of blood vessels in the brain. The constriction decreases blood flow to the brain, causing the visual symptoms, and the dilation increases blood flow, initiating the throbbing feeling. While we are still not sure of the root cause for the constriction, we do know that stress and lack of sleep can trigger it.

How Can Coastal Chiropractic help?

Our chiropractic treatments will do wonders for you if you suffer from any type of headache. Our specific treatment plans address the cause of a patient’s problem. By reinstating stability to the meninges and Dura, we are able to better protect the spinal cord, enable correct function of nerves that regulate blood flow to your head, and correct any upper spinal subluxations.

Stop trying to alleviate your headaches with medicines and home remedies; come to a skilled chiropractor and fix the root of the issue. No matter if you’re having headaches every day, or just once a month, we can help you. Coastal Chiropractic will create a personal, noninvasive plan that is just right for your needs. For more information on our chiropractic treatments in Clearwater, call us today at 727-581-2774.