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Friday, April 27, 2018


headaches and migraines

Headaches & Migraines in Portland

Migraines are serious and affect so many people right here in Portland.  If you are not sure if you've had a migraine or not it's very likely that you have not had one.  The pain can be so excruciating, mind numbing, and for many patients it leaves them unable to function.  Conventional medical treatment usually recommends medication, but for many individuals its not enough.  The important thing is to find the cause of the problem.

There are many kinds of symptoms that can occur for a patient before a headache starts.  Hallucinations, depression or irritation are some of the things people can have.  Some other common symptoms are nausea, digestive issues, and light sensitivity.  With severe symptoms it can be hard for people to function every day.

Woman are affected with migraines more often than men.  It usually begins after puberty.  No one is exactly sure of the cause, but it is thought to be possibly genetically related. We know its unlikely that genetic tendencies are the only cause.  There is no known migraine gene.

Solutions For Headaches & Migraines

Chiropractic care has been shown to be very effective at helping people overcome migraines.  Properly aligning the spinal segments can remove pressure from the nervous system and in many cases can reduce or prevent migraines from occurring.  While most people know that they should visit the dentist they are not sure that they need to visit the chiropractor.  Dentists take care of our teeth which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.  So a chiropractic check up is equally if not more important for you and your family.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines.  Chiropractors know the nervous system is the master control system of the body.  If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves.  This nerve pressure can result in many problems, but most commonly headaches.

So What Is the Treatment for Headaches?

Treatments depend on what is causing the headaches.  Dr. Kate Brown will work thoroughly with you until the source of your problem has been found and you no longer have headaches.  Every year hundreds of millions of dollars are spent on treating headaches with aspirin another prescription drugs.  This definitely will help in some cases for a short time, but this is not the solution to the problem.  We know that if you find the source of the problem, this can help prevent a need for medications.

Don't suffer with headaches and migraines.  Dr. Brown has helped many patients understand the cause of their condition, and the treatment necessary to correct it. Please call us with any questions you may have.  Our team at Acorn Chiropractic in Portland is excited to help you!

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