Headaches and migraines drop in on people’s lives every single day – and they tend to wreak havoc. We know how painful and disrupting they can be and want to help you eliminate them from your life as much as possible. In light of that, our team at Woods Chiropractic in Norman, OK, answers some of the most common questions about headaches, migraines, and relief from both.
What’s the difference between a headache and a migraine?
Though both produce pain in the head, headaches and migraines are two different things. A headache comes with pain that can be in the head, neck, and face – all at the same time. This pain can be difficult to deal with, but the pain can be mild to severe.
A migraine is a bit different than a normal headache. A headache is just one symptom of a migraine. In addition to the pain, though, other symptoms usually come with a migraine. These include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, temporary vision loss, and more.
What causes a headache or a migraine?
Muscle tension and stress are some of the most common, but they are far from the only ones. Not sleeping well or sleeping in a bad position can play a role. An injury – even one you’re not aware of – a herniated disc, nerve compression, or restricted blood flow could be at the core. However, our chiropractor will work with you to find the root cause so that it can be properly addressed.
What techniques are used for migraine and headache treatment?
The techniques used will depend on the root cause of your pain. The most common methods of headache and migraine treatment include spinal adjustments to address misalignment issues, decompression therapy to relieve pressure on the nerves, massage therapy to help reduce tension, and therapeutic exercises to stretch and strengthen any weakened areas that might be related to your pain. Additionally, we’ll recommend any dietary changes, exercise routines, or changes to your habits that can further enhance your healing.
Are you a health insurance chiropractor?
We are a health insurance chiropractor, meaning that we work with a variety of insurance programs. You’re welcome to call ahead and discuss your insurance policy to ensure our services will be taken care of. Keep in mind that we work with other forms of payment, too, so don’t avoid making an appointment if you’re not insured.
Schedule an Appointment with Our Chiropractor for Headache and Migraine Treatment in Norman
If headaches or migraines are trying to take up residence in your life, you have the power to turn them away. Give Woods Chiropractic in Norman, OK, a call at (405) 360-8000 to schedule an appointment with our team. If you need relief but don’t live in or around Norman, search for a “chiropractor near me.”