Headaches & Migraines
Our Naturopathic Doctors are especially skilled in relieving the pain and suffering caused by headaches. Headaches and migraines can be caused by multiple factors such as tension/stress, improper vascular supply, referred pain from digestive complications, and hormone imbalances to name a few. What makes our Naturopathic Doctors skilled at treating headaches and migraines is their ability to address all of these factors, chemical and structural.
Tension Headache Relief
In tension headaches we usually find that the head and neck muscles have become so tight that they are literally putting tension or pressure on the nerves and blood supply around the surface of the head. Tension headaches are also connected with a subluxations in the spinal vertebra. We use a handful of techniques that quickly release these muscle spasms. We also address nutritional imbalances in the body that could be causing muscles to be extra spasmodic ( tight ).
Migraine Headache Relief
In migraines we usually find the problem to be more complex than with tension headaches. With migraines there are many layers.
- There are usually structural components that are off, i.e. tight muscles in the head and neck and/or postural alignment imbalances in the vertebrae. The next thing seen in migraines are the connection with digestion and hormones.
- Most people with migraines have some imbalance in digestion, i.e. Irritable Bowel Syndrome.
- If they do not have the digestive component we usually will see some hormonal imbalance that when corrected causes the migraines to leave or at bare minimum lessen.
When the structural components are aligned, muscles are shifted, digestion corrected, hormones balanced, and stress or the mind-body connection is addressed people do not experience the migraines like they once did. We have had some patients with years of migraines experience relief by simply by avoiding food sensitivities and others have had to do a deeper search into why their body is expressing with migraines.