Migraines & Headaches Treatment in Fort Worth & Irving, TX
There are two types of severe chronic headaches: tension headaches and migraine headaches. Migraine headaches are the most common of the two conditions.
Migraine headaches primarily result from an overstretching of the arteries and nerves of the head. This can cause mild to severe headaches which can last from several hours to several days. Symptoms of migraine usually start on one side of the face head and then spread to the entire face or head as the migraine deepens.
Other migraine symptoms include:
- Sensitivity to bright light
- Constipation or diarrhea
Recognizing a Pre-Headache
The pre-headache symptoms are often the most frightening aspect of the migraine process. During the beginning stages, patients often experience a mild, fluttery feeling in the stomach, or a sensation of colors and lights becoming brighter than normal. For those all too familiar, these signs, and symptoms serve as a warning that a headache is about to start. Some symptoms may include what medical professionals call migraine equivalents, which include sensitivity to light or sound, vomiting, diarrhea, fever, swelling in various parts of the body, and rapid mood changes. Symptoms usually become progressively stronger and in some cases, patients develop spots before their eyes or experience a diminished field of vision.
Most sufferers eventually learn to anticipate the onset of a migraine due to the pre-headache phenomena.
Studies have shown that migraine headaches can affect the sufferer’s entire physical and mental conditions. Serious emotional instability and even personality changes or depression can occur as the direct result of chronic migraine outbreaks.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Migraine sufferers can experience significant relief with chiropractic therapy.
Researchers in the chiropractor field have developed innovative techniques to identify the point in the neck where arteries and nerves are blocked. X-ray machines are used to pinpoint the location of any misalignment and are often used by chiropractors in difficult or unusual cases.
It has been medically proven through the use of x-ray imagery that a migraine headache often develops as a result of one or more neck bones being out of normal position or misaligned.
Because many nerves and blood vessels pass through the small openings between the neck vertebrae, misalignment of the bones here can cause a pinching-traction that stretches the nerves and blood vessels leading to the head.
At Atlas Medical Center, our experienced doctors can often pinpoint the exact location of the blocked nerve or blood vessel to treat the affected area with various therapies to realign the bones. In most cases, migraine headaches disappear entirely after treatment.
Atlas Medical Center offers two locations to serve our clients in the Fort Worth and Irving area. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary consultation.
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