Common Migraine and Headache Causes
Each of our patients has a unique story about how they came to suffer headaches or migraines. Usually, these stories, though very personal to each person, fall into one (or more) of the following categories of headache causes. Regardless of why you suffer headaches or migraines, it is important to get a complete and accurate diagnosis so that your St. Louis chiropractor can provide the right headache treatment options to finally bring you lasting pain relief.
Traumatic head and neck injuries, like suffering whiplash in a car accident, often result in headaches or migraines. Because whiplash often yields delayed symptoms, it is important to get checked by your chiropractor immediately after any type of head or neck injury so that the symptoms can be reduced and headaches can heal faster.
So many people these days spend hours with their head craned down, neck bent forward, looking at their phones or computers. But this is not the only problem. Slouching, tilting your head to one side frequently, or even sleeping on an unsupportive pillow or in certain sleeping positions can cause long-term posture problems in the neck that frequently lead to headaches and migraines.
Many people carry stress physically in their neck and shoulders. This tightens the muscles and other neck soft tissues and restricts circulation and pinches nerves in the process. Stress can also cause poor posture and inattentiveness injuries! You can see how it all connects. All of these irritants can worsen both tension headaches and migraines.
Connected to both stress and often a poor pillow, lack of sleep is a particular trigger for many migraine sufferers, not to mention everyone else who has headaches. Our headache chiropractors can help you evaluate your sleep situation and improve it to resolve this trigger, which can help solve a host of other health problems too.
Both tension headaches and migraines can become worse with poor nutrition habits. Migraine sufferers particularly know that eating certain foods with certain chemicals may trigger a migraine. Correcting poor nutritional patterns and making delicious, yet healthy, choices can do a world of good for headaches and a host of other health concerns. Our headache and migraine chiropractors often recommend patients track their food intake in an app so they can see what their individual food-headache triggers might be.
Safe, Effective, and Drug-Free Headache and Migraine Relief in St. Louis
Chiropractic care is uniquely suited to helping people with headaches and migraines find natural pain relief. This is because the chiropractic care and other complementary therapies we provide here at Gateway Chiropractic directly address the root causes of headache pain. Our chiropractors create personalized treatment plans for each patient and also provide ergonomics training, nutritional counseling, and other lifestyle adjustment advice to help you eliminate the headache triggers that prevent you from living your best life.
Visit the Chiropractors St. Louis Trusts for Headache Relief Treatment
If you are struggling with headaches or migraines, make sure to book an appointment with the Gateway Chiropractic team today. Our headache and migraine chiropractors can help you by treating the root problems that cause headaches, which can bring you lasting, drug-free headache and migraine relief. Contact us today at 314-909-9000 with any questions or to schedule your appointment.