Headache and Migraine Options

Headaches and Migraines in Pittsburgh

It has been shown many times that chiropractic care is effective at helping people with migraines. When the spine is aligned and pressure is removed from the nervous system, this will prevent migraine headaches from occurring. While most people know that they should visit the dentist they are not sure that they need to visit the chiropractor. Dentists take care of our teeth which is an important job, but your spine and nervous system control everything in your body.

For over one hundred years chiropractic care has been giving people relief from headaches and migraines. Pittsburgh chiropractors know and understand the nervous system's master role in the body. If the spine moves out of position it can put pressure on the surrounding nerves. This pressure can result in many problems, but it can also result in headaches.


Tension headaches

Tension headaches are nothing to joke about. Not only can they cause you extreme discomfort, but they are the leading type of headache reported. In fact, studies have shown that 3% of the world have suffered from tension headache episodes that happen at least 15 times per month, and moreover, women are more likely to suffer from these types of headaches.

The causes of headaches could be from a number of things including:

  • Subluxations
  • Sporting injuries
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Fatigue
  • Drained immune system (suffering from a cold, the flu or a sinus infection)
  • Caffeine
  • Poor posture
  • Eye strain
  • Emotional stress
  • Muscle tension

Though there are many things that could factor into why you are suffering from tension headaches, there is a way that you can easily treat tension headaches, and that is to come into Morreale Chiropractic in Pittsburgh for an adjustment. Headache relief shouldn’t be something you have to think about, instead, trust the trained and experienced chiropractors that know how to provide you with tension headache relief.

The doctors at Morreale Chiropractic are here to help. For over 20 years, the chiropractors at Morreale Chiropractic have been treating patients in Pittsburgh, Western Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. In this video, Dr. Vincent Morreale will go over the symptoms and causes of tension headaches, as well as how they can be treated with chiropractic care.


Suffering from migraine headaches?

The doctors at Morreale Chiropractic are here to help. For over 20 years, the doctors at Morreale Chiropractic have been treating patients in Western Pennsylvania and its surrounding areas. In this video, Dr. Vincent Morreale will go over the symptoms and causes of migraine headaches and how they can be treated with chiropractic care.

Migraines are a condition that can affect people in many different ways. Some people who suffer from migraines will have temporary blind spots, report “seeing stars” and may even describe seeing zigzag lines. Migraines can last from just a few hours to two days.

The causes of migraines taking hold of you could be from muscle tension, unaligned vertebrae, skipping meals, crying, loud noises, bright lights, certain odors, certain foods, alcohol, caffeine, little or too much sleep and many more triggers. If you’ve never had a migraine before, or you think you suffer from them more often than you’d like, it’s important for you to know the warning signs that what you’re experiencing is just that, a migraine headache.

Signs & Symptoms During a Migraine

  • Throbbing, pulsating or pounding pain
  • Pain may begin on one side of your head, then spread throughout both sides
  • Intense pain in the forehead area
  • Headache lasting from 4 to 72 hours

Signs & Symptoms Before or During a Migraine

  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness, vertigo or lightheadedness
  • Loss of appetite
  • Irritability
  • Light, movement and noise worsen head pain
  • Fatigue
  • Visual disturbance (zigzag lines, flashing lights or temporary blind spots)

Symptoms Post Migraine

  • Sleepiness
  • Neck pain
  • Feeling mentally dull, thinking is not sharp or clear

How can chiropractic care help with headache relief?

Chiropractic care adjustments will realign your vertebrae, increasing blood flow and relaxing the muscles around the adjusted area. This will help to alleviate the stress that’s put on your spine and improve your spinal function overall. Your chiropractor may suggest a diet change or even an addition to your diet, such as B complex vitamins. Exercises and relaxation techniques are always given, as well as advice on how to prevent other migraines from happening if they’re from muscle tightness or unaligned vertebrae.

If you’re still not convinced that chiropractic care can help you overcome migraines, know several clinical trials were completed by researchers on how chiropractic adjustments helped those suffering from migraines. While spinal manipulation didn’t help a small amount of people, 22% of those suffering from headaches reported a 90% reduction of migraine attacks. Another 49% of sufferers reported a significant reduction of the intensity of migraines.

Schedule your appointment with our skilled chiropractors in Pittsburgh today. Contact us online now with any questions!

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Morreale Chiropractic
874 Butler Street Suite 1
Pittsburgh, PA 15223
(412) 781-3150