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Chiropractic Care for Migraines and Headaches in Boston, MA

Dealing with headaches or migraines on a regular basis is painful and exhausting, often affecting your work, health, or relationships. Maybe you grin and bear it, maybe you take medication, or maybe you close yourself in a dark room with the lights off. But these methods can only get you so far.

Chiropractic care offers a better, more sustainable treatment method for headaches and migraines. The spinal manipulation used in chiropractic care can help alleviate tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. At Charles Street Family Chiropractic in Boston, MA, we provide chiropractic services specifically directed at treating headaches and migraines. We’ll work with you to determine the source of your headaches, alleviating the pain and tension by addressing the root of the problem.

Symptoms of headaches and migraines

Headaches are a hassle to deal with, stemming from a range of factors and causing a variety of symptoms. These symptoms can help us determine the cause of the headache and whether chiropractic headache treatment might be right for you. Some of the most common symptoms of tension headaches include:

  • Aching or dull pain in your head
  • Tender muscles around your scalp, neck, and shoulders
  • A feeling of tightness around your forehead, similar to the feeling of a tight band around your head

Tension headaches can be episodic or chronic, sometimes lasting just half an hour, other times lasting days or a week. Unlike migraines, tension headaches typically don’t involve visual disturbances or nausea, but those with frequent tension headaches may also suffer from migraines.

Some common symptoms of migraines include:

  • Severe pain on one or both sides of your head
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Blurred vision, vision loss, or seeing bright spots or flashes of light
  • Pins and needles in your arms or legs
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Uncontrolled movements
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sensitivity to light and sounds or other sensations
  • Weakness or numbness in part of your body

Migraines can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, in addition to a day of symptoms before and after a migraine, during which you may notice mood changes, neck stiffness, or exhaustion.

If you have tension headaches twice a week or more or have signs and symptoms of migraines, you should come in for chiropractic headache treatment. Our team will discuss your headaches or migraines with you and work to pinpoint the cause of the problem, determining whether chiropractic care is right for you.

How chiropractic care helps headaches

Chiropractic care treats headaches and migraines by realigning your spine and alleviating stress on your system. When out of alignment, your spine can put pressure on nerves or cause muscular tension, contributing to tension headaches or migraines. Many people today also carry significant tension in their necks and shoulders, which can contribute to aches in your head. With chiropractic treatment, you’ll be able to release this tension and have a more comfortable, healthy posture and positioning. With the right chiropractic care over time, many people see a significant improvement in their headaches or migraines.

For migraine and headache relief, call 617-720-1992 to schedule a chiropractic appointment in Boston!