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What are some of the symptoms of headaches and migraines?
Common symptoms of headaches and migraines include pain in the front, top or sides of the head. The pain is often described as pounding or throbbing. Occasionally related symptoms, including aura, nausea and vomiting can occur, and some people have triggers or can be affected by light, noise or smells.
What are the traditional treatments for headaches and migraines?
Traditional treatment for headache and migraines often initially include over the counter medication, such as aspirin, ibuprofen (Advil), or acetaminophen (Tylenol). You may have been prescribed prescription medications, to try and stop your headache or migraine. Many people find themselves laying down in dark, quite room to help with the pain.
Are headaches and migraines a normal part of life?
No, not everyone has to suffer with headaches and migraines. Many people never have them, but most have had a headache in one form or the other. Some people suffer with headache and migraines constantly or reoccurring, while others only occasional. Headaches can also be a symptom or sign of other problems in the neck or head, or as a result of stress. We realize the problems that headaches and migraines can cause, and how they can affect your life besides the pain, including decreased ability to think clearly and perform tasks, increased agitation with those around you, and time away from work and family.
What treatments do you offer at your clinic for headaches and migraines?
At Balderston Chiropractic, we offer gentle, safe and effective conservative treatment for headaches and migraines. Through the use of chiropractic care for patients with varying degrees of headaches and migraines, we often see quick results, even after other treatments failed to resolve the problem. We also consider the bigger picture and can offer related health advice as headaches and migraines can often be a broader problem.
What advice would you give someone suffering with headaches or migraines?
The first advice we would give anyone suffering with a headaches is proper hydration and removing or limiting stressors in your life. If headaches or migraines persist the doctors at Balderston Chiropractic may be able to help you resolve your headache or migraine symptoms in a timely, conservative approach.
By Mark Balderston D.C.