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How Chiropractic Can Treat Headaches and Migraines

Our Normandy Park chiropractor, Dr. Nicole Leshaw, has been assisting patients with chronic and acute migraines and headaches in the Burien, Des Moines and SeaTac communities for over two decades.

Here at Optimal Health Spine + Wellness Clinic, we understand how debilitating head pain can be. If you are tired of only getting temporary relief with pain medication and want real answers and effective solutions, chiropractic care can often provide you with immediate results with natural, drug-free and non-invasive treatments.

Diagnosing the Source of Your Head Pain

When you come to see our chiropractors in Normandy Park WA, we will have an extensive consultation with you to discuss the frequency of your headaches and find out if you’ve noticed any triggers that set them off. However, identifying the source can be challenging, but our team has a mission to unroot the culprit and help you get relief. We’ll give you a physical exam and may run a few tests such as x-rays or scans to determine any internal issues.

One of the most common causes of migraines and headaches involve subluxations of the spine, particularly in the cervical (neck) region. Spinal misalignments put pressure on sensitive muscles and nerve endings that can radiate pain to the head. Another culprit we encounter is compression and spasms of the rectus capitis posterior minor muscle—often due to whiplash—which affects blood flow to the brain.

When compressed, neurological signals can get mixed up and trigger head pain. Other common causes of migraines and headaches include stress, neck tightness, TMJ, low blood sugar and high blood pressure. With your trigger identified, we can then recommend an appropriate course of treatment.

Chiropractic Care to Relieve Migraines and Headaches

Chiropractic adjustments of the spine and extremities can provide tremendous relief after just one session. These spinal alignments help alleviate any pressure on nerve endings, relax the muscles and help reduce pain. With regular treatments, many patients report having fewer incidents of headaches and migraines. As an added bonus, chiropractic adjustments have a number of scientifically proven benefits for the body that can help improve your life.

Our chiropractors in Normandy Park also may recommend medical massage therapy to reduce tension and tightness, which can also make adjustments more effective. Because many foods and drinks are believed to trigger headaches, we can offer you nutritional advice concerning which foods to avoid to reduce the head pain.

Contact Optimal Health Spine + Wellness Clinic for Migraine Relief in Normandy Park

Stop letting headaches and severe migraines control your life—contact our chiropractors in Normandy Park at Optimal Health Spine & Wellness Clinic today to schedule an appointment. We proudly serve patients in and around the communities of Burien, Des Moines, and SeaTac, WA.

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