The Irish Examiner recently released this article on how exam stress can bring on a migraine attack.
It discusses migraines being linked to higher levels of stress and in particular, warns students of the increased danger of migraines during exam periods.
Chiropractic Care to the Rescue
In reality there are many types of headaches and migraines. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache you want it to end as quickly as possible.
This has produced a huge market for headache and migraine medication, which covers up the immediate symptoms of the headache. This type of medication works by numbing your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register.
While these approaches may be a more convenient option, they can produce side effects; damaging other vital organs within your body.
Worse still, they do not address the underlying cause of the headache. This leaves the sufferer open to repeat migraine/headache attacks.
Common causes of migraine/headache
Migraines/Headaches may commonly be caused by spinal vertebra in the neck being out of their proper alignment (subluxations). This misalignment can affect the nerves, disc, muscles, ligaments and tendons of the neck.
The most common causes of headache and migraine pain are:
- Physical trauma (such as whiplash and falls)
- Emotional stress (Exams, moving house, a wedding)
- Nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins
- A combination of all of the above factors
How can chiropractic care assist in easing headaches and migraines?
A Chiropractor can locate the areas of the spine that are not moving properly. If subluxations are detected, our aim is to correct these through a series of gentle adjustments. At Optimal Chiropractic, we use a device called an Activator, which is a low- force instrument that will accurately correct the source of pain.
Some patients mention instantaneous relief from headaches and migraines, while others may take several weeks to notice the gradual improvement. If the symptoms have been present for years, it may take time for the damage to be rectified.
If you’re suffering from migraines and headaches, then give us a call on 021 487 8465.