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Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Migraines

Headaches and Migraines Treated by Chiropractic Care in West Hartford, CT

Headaches and migraines are very common among people of all ages. For those who suffer from vision problems, headaches and migraines tend to be even worse of a problem. Fortunately, there are steps a person can take to help reduce the pain accompanied with having headaches and migraines as well as reduce the number of times these issues occur. At West Hartford Chiropractic, we provide chiropractic treatment to help manage pain from headaches and migraines. 

What Is the Difference Between a Headache and Migraine?

A headache, typically, occurs when the muscles between the neck and back are contracting. Many people who complain about headaches state that the pain can be felt on the lower back part of their head. When a person has a migraine, though, the pain tends to be severe and throbbing and it sends pain from side to side in the head. A headache will usually go away after only a few hours. A migraine, though, can last for many days. 

Common Causes of Headaches

  • Blood clots
  • Alcohol
  • Concussion
  • Brain freeze
  • Dehydration
  • Influenza
  • Stroke
  • Anxiety
  • Stress

Common Causes of Migraines

  • Food additives
  • Hormonal changes
  • Extreme stress/anxiety
  • Medications
  • Changes in environment
  • Sensory stimuli
  • Alcohol

Can a Chiropractor Help Manage Headaches and Migraines?

Migraine and headache chiropractic treatment is available here at West Hartford Chiropractic. Headache and migraine treatment from a chiropractor will come in the form of spinal manipulation. Studies have shown that this form of chiropractic care can not only reduce the pain of headaches and migraines but reduce their frequency as well. Chiropractors can also be of benefit for headaches and migraines because they can perform techniques that reduce muscle tension in the neck, which is leading cause of headaches. 

Make an Appointment Today with our West Hartford Chiropractors

To learn more about managing headaches and migraines through the use of chiropractic care, please contact West Hartford Chiropractic today. Call us at (860) 232-5556.


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