Experience Relief from Headaches with Chiropractic

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A chief complaint among many people is headache pain. While some headaches may be caused by a more serious problem, most are simply just headaches. People suffer from various types of headaches, such as cluster headaches, migraines, tension headaches or sinus headaches, with each type having its own type of pain and levels of severity. Medication may offer relief from headache pain for a short while, but chiropractic is a natural, safe way to manage headaches of all kinds.

Why Medication Might Not Be the Best Option

When headache symptoms begin, many turn to medication to relieve the tension and pain caused by the headache. However, medication does not treat the root cause of headaches; it only masks the symptoms for a short period of time, so the headache pain will inevitably return. In order to achieve both short-term and long-term relief for headaches, it is essential to get to the root of the problem. Metairie chiropractor Dr. Jeff Vitenas will do just that.

How Chiropractic Can Reduce Headache Pain

Nerve interference is likely playing a role in your headache pain. Spinal misalignments interrupt nerve communication, which in turn interrupts communication between the brain and the rest of the body. Gentle adjustments from a Metairie chiropractor can remove misalignments and nerve interference, restoring proper function to the body and its various systems. A nervous system that is once again functioning properly will reduce headache pain as well as promote an overall healthier lifestyle as the rest of the body is also able to function and receive messages from the brain properly. Migraine sufferers sometimes experience excruciating pain from a migraine headache. Vertebrae that are twisted, turned, or not in alignment with the rest of the spine could be the cause of debilitating migraines. These subluxations of the spine can be corrected with chiropractic adjustments, aligning the spine once again and relieving migraine headaches. One woman who suffered with at least one migraine a month for forty years found relief with chiropractic. After six months of regular chiropractic adjustments for migraines, she reported that she had not had one single migraine since beginning chiropractic care!

Experience Instantaneous Relief

Medications may promise instant relief from headache pain, but it’s only temporary and it comes with a slew of risks and possible side effects. Experience permanent, long-term relief from headaches with chiropractic. So many people have experienced relief from their headaches with chiropractic, a natural and safe alternative to medication. In one study, one hundred people were offered medication or chiropractic care. While they both responded well and experienced a decrease in headaches while receiving either medication or chiropractic, as soon as the methods for managing headaches stopped, they noticed a significant difference. Those on medication experienced the return of headache pain while those who had received chiropractic care were able to stop medication altogether and had decreased frequency of headaches and intensity of pain. In addition, those taking medication for headaches experienced side effects such as dry mouth, weight gain, and drowsiness that the chiropractic group did not. A Metairie chiropractor can offer relief from headaches without the risks that come with medication.

If you suffer from headaches and are looking for a long-term solution, contact Dr. Jeffrey Vietnas of Enlightened Chiropractic today. Dr. Jeff and his team serve practice members in Metairie, Kenner, Lake View, Mid-City, the Garden District, and the entire Greater New Orleans area.


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