Livermore Chiropractor Comments:
Stress is a primary cause of both migraine and musculoskeletal related headaches.
With migraine headaches, the stress can act as a trigger. Or the stress itself, especially if ongoing, can be the underlying cause of the migraines.
Mental stress can also cause muscle tension in the neck, shoulders, and skull, which can cause tension headaches. Chronic muscle tension can lead to pinched nerves as the muscle spasms pull the vertebra they attach to out of alignment.
Unfortunately, there are also some other very unhealthy physiological responses that go along with mental stress...such as elevated blood pressure, increased heart rate, lowered immune function, and increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
The good news is...chiropractic can help.
Chiropractic adjustments can help to relieve muscle tension, re-position vertebrae, improve immune system function, lower blood pressure, and relieve stress. Managing the stress itself is sometimes difficult. Visiting the chiropractor is easy. Chiropractic helps me manage my own stress levels. A couple of chiropractic adjustments per week make it so I can do way more than I could without them. And chiropractic can do the same for you. Chiropractic can help prevent stress related tension headaches or migraine headaches. And chiropractic can help get rid of them once they hit. Check it out for yourself. Chances are...you will be glad you did.
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If you have headaches and live in Livermore...give Contreras Chiropractic a call at 925-606-5490 and ask for a complimentary consultation. We would love to meet with you and see if you are a candidate for headaches treatment.
Hear from one of our Patients:
DON"T ACCEPT THE PAIN
I had been suffering with chronic neck and back pain along with debilitating migraine headaches for 16 years. My migraines were horrible and they consumed my life activities. These migraines would often last for 2-3 weeks, which made living a normal life impossible. They would make me dizzy and sick to my stomach. I would have to miss work for weeks at a time. I couldn't drive and I had to constantly depend on others. I didn't have insurance that covered chiropractic care, so I just didn't think it could be an option. I decided to tried physical therapy treatment first. The treatment helped at the time I was getting it, but a month or so after stopping, I would start to get worse all over again. My doctor just gave me pain pills and muscle relaxers. I just decided to accept that I would always have to deal with the pain.
I met Dr.C at the Harvest and Wine Festival and that when I decided to give Chiropractic a try. Since I started corrective chiropractic care, my life and health has changed dramatically. I no longer have the horrific migraines. I am still working on getting my back pain free, but I have a much greater range of motion in my neck. I no longer have to limit my life and I don't have to worry about miss work. I'm much happier and can enjoy life now that I don't feel sick all the time. I also don't have to depend on others to get me around.
You don't have to accept the pain. Everyone at the office is great. They are friendly and a caring group.