Headaches and Migraines

Headache and Migraine Treatment at Mass Sport & Spine

A pain in your head can distract you from your work, making reading or writing all but impossible, and in some cases even debilitate you completely. Both chronic tension headaches and devastating migraines can put a serious crimp in your way of life -- and medication offers only temporary relief. The good news is that you can get more satisfying relief from your headache or migraine problem without drugs, thanks to our natural treatment methods at Mass Sport & Spine in Westwood,  Walpole, or Wrentham, MA.

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Understanding Headaches and Migraines

For most people, the term "headache" means a tension headache. Tension headaches are extremely common, but that doesn't make them any less of a burden, especially when they bother you on a recurring basis. Chronic tension headaches usually start as muscle spasms in the neck. If such a spasm afflicts a muscle attached to the dura mater (a membrane surrounding the skull), this sensitive tissue may relay pain signals to the head. The muscle tightness and spasms that cause tension headaches may be related to acute neck injuries such as whiplash, degenerative cervical spinal conditions that alter the neck posture, or a long-untreated misalignment between the head and the neck.

Migraines are less common than tension headaches, but they, too, can be chronic in nature -- and the effects they produce are even more disabling. A typical migraine may cause vision and hearing abnormalities, nausea and vomiting, extreme sensitivity to sounds and light, and extraordinarily intense pain that can last for days. Biochemical imbalances appear to cause nerve dysfunction and cranial blood vessel dilation. Different people have different migraine triggers, from hormonal changes and flashing lights to physical stress and specific foods.

Non-Pharmaceutical Relief From Either Chiropractor at Our Clinics

Either of our chiropractors at Mass Sport & Spine can help you overcome your headache or migraine problem the safe, non-pharmaceutical way. Instead of simply dulling your surface symptoms, we treat the underlying causes and triggers of your condition. Chiropractic adjustments to the cervical spine can relieve muscular tension and muscle spasms by re-balancing your head and neck. These adjustments have also been shown to reduce migraine attacks, both in frequency and in intensity. Either condition may also benefit from our massage therapy, corrective exercises, lifestyle recommendations and other services.

Get That Pain Under Control -- Call Us for Help

Suffering from a chronic pain in the head is no way to enjoy life or get anything done. Get your headaches or migraines under control, starting today. Call our chiropractic offices to schedule chronic pain relief in Westwood, Walpole, or Wrentham, MA!   


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