Migraine and Tension Headache Natural Treatments

Understanding how chiropractic care can help those who suffer from migraines or headaches.

Shot of a stressed businesswoman with headache in the office.

First, let’s understand what migraines and headaches are.

Two of the most common types of headaches are migraines and tension headaches. This happens from muscular contraction in the head region and shoulder. Often migraines are more connected with vascular control in the head while tension headaches tend to not be unilateral with tension on both sides of the head and in most cases, patients can feel the pain coming from their forehead.

Headaches can occur differently in different people; some may experience them a few times a month, once a week, a few times a week, and in severe cases daily. These aches are a sign that the body is functioning abnormally and it’s actually quite common in our population. According to several National Headache Societies, it impacts approximately 40% of the population.

Migraines can manifest with tension in the tops of their heads, a piercing or searing pain in their eye, often unilateral (one side only), some may have visual disturbances. People experiencing migraines can have sensitivity to light and noise, only to receive mild relief by retreating to a completely dark, quiet room.

There is quite a range of how long tension or migraines can last. They can last anywhere from a few hours, on the really short end to sometimes even up to 3-5 days with this particular symptom.

So how do we get migraines?

This condition can be triggered by 3 forms of stress

  • Physical stress such as workplace conditions, accidents, or poor sleep
  • Biochemical stress which can be poor nutrition, alcohol, smoking
  • Mental or emotional stress triggered by life, relationships
How does chiropractic care help?

What chiropractic care does is it brings your body back in balance, so that the body can get back to regulating, healing, and organizing the way it’s innately supposed to. Routine chiropractic care, not only helps minimize symptoms and pains dramatically but ultimately can resolve the problem for good.

In traditional medicine when there is a symptom lot of times they prescribe varying degrees of medications all the way up to antidepressants, and seizure medications. Philosophically, what we know is that when, when somebody has a particular symptom, it’s not because their blood levels of Gabapentin are really low the headache is a symptom that something is wrong. What we do as chiropractors is to start by delivering a very gentle non-invasive non-addictive treatment called a chiropractic adjustment.

This treatment is designed to bring the body back in balance by making sure the central nervous system is functioning properly. Most people after the first adjustment are surprised at how easy and how noninvasive and how comfortable an adjustment can be. As a result of getting adjusted, the body is more capable of adapting and healing, and getting back to normal.

Giving the nervous system the help that it needs to function better and the byproduct is that headaches reduce or even go away.

If you are experiencing any issues like this or have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our mission is provide the very best education, products, services, and support necessary to make sure that we generate unparalleled change in our community’s health and well-being.

Alicia Johnson
Alicia Johnson
August 17, 2022.
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Stephanie Walsh
August 1, 2022.
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Ina Fick
Ina Fick
August 1, 2022.
I had severe neck pain and frequent migraines, when I first came to see Dr. K! She is amazing so is all the staff. I feel so much better!!! My overall health has improved also! Highly recommend Life Aligned Wellness if you have any back and neck pain especially if you are looking for holistic, non-medication, non surgical approach!
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Kathleen Rossi
June 1, 2022.
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Geraldine Jauhola
Geraldine Jauhola
December 15, 2021.
Above what we expected. Both my husband and I have found Life Aligned Wellness more than we anticipated. We have both been to chiropractors in the past but this is so much more advanced with the technology and the techniques both Dr. Cox and Dr. Kabala have shown to help us. We have to drive 40 minutes one way to their office but it is well worth it. Thank you to both Dr. Cox and Dr. Kabala for their services.
Merl Will-Wallace
Merl Will-Wallace
December 9, 2021.
The intake function is the best I’ve ever encountered with the chiropractic clinic. The assessment by Dr. K is beyond complete making me feel confident that a resolution to my problem will occur.
Rebecca Hawkins
Rebecca Hawkins
November 10, 2021.
Dr Cox & Dr Kabala (& the entire LAWC team) helped me turn my life around! They are amazing! Definitely feel like family! Would recommend to anyone!
Stephen Mills
Stephen Mills
November 9, 2021.
I have had years of discomfort stemming from misalignment of my spine. Despite yoga, massage and heat therapy, I still could not relief the nerve irritation, tight muscles, and restricted range of motion. During my first adjustment, which was gentle and not uncomfortable, I felt instant improvement. I am eager to continue on this healing journey with the talented and compassionate team at Life Aligned Wellness Center.