Chiropractor
Richard Hargreaves

Many people dismiss chiropractic as being something only for back pain, but chiropractic treatment can be used to treat a wide variety of physical issues, such as migraines and headaches, chronic pain, carpal tunnel, pain due to injury or muscle strain, and much more.

Dealing With Headaches and Migraines

The NUMBER ONE reason for taking over-the-counter pain killers > headaches.

HEADACHE NUMBERS

  • 50 MILLION UNITED STATES RESIDENTS HAVE CHRONIC “REGULAR” HEADACHES
  • 12 MILLION HAVE DAILY HEADACHES
  • 28 MILLION HAVE MIGRAINES
  • 20% OF KIDS HAVE HEADACHES
  • 160 MILLION LOST DAYS OF WORK ARE PRODUCED BY HEADACHES
  • UNITED STATES EMPLOYERS ABSORB $30 BILLION IN HEADACHES COSTS

The chronic “regular” headache is one of the leading reasons a person will visit the emergency department or to visit a health care professional.

When and if those pathways do not afford effective helpful changes, the headache sufferer often does not know where to go or who to see.

The following citation gives a guide for the chiropractor.

ANATOMY OF HEADACHES
N Bogduk. Anatomy and Physiology of Headache. Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy
1995, Vol. 49, No. 10, 435-445

An Important aspect from this article is mentioned below

FROM ABSTRACT
All headaches have a common anatomy and physiology.

The “common anatomy and physiology” is focused within and around the first three (sometimes four) upper spinal segments of the neck.
Headaches are not fun, and migraines are another level of awful. Living with either of these issues can make you feel grumpy and in the worst-case scenario leave you unable to function. Medication can help in the short term but when the problem is ongoing, or re-occurring, pills are not enough. Oftentimes, the source of your headaches and migraines is structural, and therefore with proper treatment it is possible to permanently overcome this debilitating issue. Chiropractic treatment in Bellingham may be the solution that will end your ongoing headaches and migraines, read on to understand how.


Headaches and Migraines in Bellingham

Whether you are dealing with a persistent ache in your head, or the worst symptoms associated with migraines, including light and noise intolerance, nausea, vomiting, hallucinations, depression and irritation the cause may be a structural issue. When the spine moves out of position because of developmental issues, trauma, repetitive stress and other incidents it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. When the nerves are compressed or irritated they send a message to the muscles of the back, neck and jaw to tighten.

This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine. Over time the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.


Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches and Migraines

Chiropractic care has a long history of successfully treating headaches and migraines. Chiropractors have extensive understanding of subtle issues occurring in the spine which, due to its connection with the nervous system, is very often the source of pain. A chiropractic treatment starts with a thorough evaluation that will rule out other possible causes of your headache and examine your spine for issues of misalignment.

The assessment will determine the exact type of treatment that is necessary for the specific issue at the root of the pain. Using gentle and non-invasive techniques a chiropractor is able to achieve adjustments to the spine that, although they may seem subtle, can provide almost instant relief and restore your long term health. Unlike medications which treat the problem on the surface level and provide only short term relief, a chiropractic adjustment will address the cause of your headache or migraine and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.

If you are struggling with migraines or headaches call our team at Life Chiropractic today for help.

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Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
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1400 King Street #105
Bellingham, WA 98229

Highly Recommended Chiropractor

What Our Patients Say

"Dr. Hargreaves gave hope for a future without back pain. Then he delivered."
Darcy

"He educates and treats with care and passion and if you have any issues I would recommend no one more then him."
Chris

"By coming in for adjustments twice a month I have no more chronic neck or back pain and the motion sickness that I have struggled with my entire life is no longer present."
Tammy

Chiropractic Bellingham WA Life Chiropractic

Life Chiropractic
1400 King Street #105
Bellingham, WA 98229
(360) 734-5433

OFFICE HOURS
Monday9am - 6pm
Tuesday9am - 6pm
Wednesday9am - 6pm
Thursday9am - 6pm
Friday9am - 6pm
SaturdayClosed
SundayClosed