Headaches and Migraines in Waterford, MI
More than 45 million Americans report experiencing headaches every year, coming out to around one in every six people in the United States. Similarly, more than 37 million people, or around one in every seven Americans suffer from migraines.
What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?
The most common headache is a tension headache. Triggers for headaches include muscle strain, anxiety, and stress. Most headaches are traced back to two categories of tension headaches, episodic and chronic.
Most people believe a migraine is a worse or more prolonged, form of a headache. While this is partially true, there is more to it. Migraines are more severe or intense and often come with other symptoms like nausea and sensitivity to light or sound. Many times, migraines become so severe that sufferers seek emergency room treatment. Migraine triggers include contraceptives, hormonal, emotional anxiety, and menopause.
If you suffer from migraines, chances are it affects your daily life. They are debilitating and make performing every day functions difficult, if not impossible.
What can you do about your headaches or migraines?
Treatment for headaches and migraines differ slightly. Headaches are often treated with over-the-counter aspirin, ibuprofen, and acetaminophen. You can also use relaxation techniques like massage, neck stretching, heat therapy, or meditation.
For migraines, the best treatment is prevention. However, you can reduce your stress, making changes to your diet, or take medication for underlying ailments like high blood pressure and depression.
How we can help you
We have experienced chiropractors who specialize in the treatment of headaches and migraines. Together we will evaluate your routine and lifestyle to locate the trigger of your pain. Common triggers are daily stress, posture, and diet. We can help to relieve tension, pain, and pressure by adjusting your body.
Let us bring you better health and a better way of life through chiropractic wellness care.