Even an isolated, occasional pain in the head can throw your day off kilter. When you’re dealing with chronic tension headaches or (even worse) multi-day chronic migraine attacks, your entire lie may be put on hold while you’re helpless against your debilitating symptoms. You’ve probably already discovered that drugs can do little to control such problems in any meaningful way. That’s why you need to consider the more effective drug-free solutions offered here at Beyond Medical in Altamonte Springs, FL.

What Causes Headaches?

When most people say “headaches,” they’re referring to the most common type of headache, the classic tension headache. Tension headaches start with tension in the muscles that connect the neck to the skull. Some of these muscles, such as the RCPM muscle, are attached the dura mater and other hyper-sensitive membranes. When the muscles go into spasm, the tugging on the membranes causes a dull, diffuse, throbbing pain. Chronic tension headaches may be associated with chronic neck tension — which in turn may be caused by upper cervical misalignments that allow your head to sit off-balance on your neck.

What Causes Migraines?

Migraines may sometimes be triggered by muscle tension as well, but their underlying causes are hard to pin down. It’s though that chemical imbalances cause the trigeminal nerve to misfire, sending signals that force sudden changes in cranial blood vessels. A variety of triggers may spark this chain of events, including food ingredients, weather changes, flashing lights, hormonal abnormalities, and fatigue. Migraine symptoms can go far beyond the crushing pain of a headache, leaving you with nausea, lightheadedness, vision problems and sound sensitivity that can last for days.

Drug-Free, Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

Drugs can’t address the underlying causes of your chronic headaches or migraines — but Beyond Medical can. Our Medical Providers, Dr. Danielle Clarke and Dr. Roy Clarke, will evaluate your medical history, symptoms, and cervical spinal alignment to discover exactly why you’re experiencing these agonies. Cervical adjustment and massage therapy can both do wonders to relieve chronic neck muscle tension. A chiropractic adjustment can also reduce both the frequency of migraine attacks and the intensity of those attacks. We’ll even help you pinpoint your migraine triggers and help you help figure out how to avoid them.

Contact Beyond Medical in Altamont Springs for Your Headache and Migraine Relief

Don’t let your headaches or migraines dominate your life. Bring that nagging problem to Beyond Medical for natural, safe, effective relief. Call (407) 261-1001 today to schedule an evaluation and treatment from our Altamonte Springs, FL chiropractors. We can help you keep headaches and migraines at bay for life!