Headaches or Migraines in Lexington KY

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Migraine headaches can be debilitating, and more than 39 million people in the United States suffer from them. Around 75% of chronic headache and migraine sufferers also report experiencing neck pain, stiffness, and muscle tension. Medications used to treat and prevent these headaches often come with serious side effects, so more people are seeking natural headache treatment. Chiropractic care in Lexington KY can help lessen the frequency and intensity of migraines and other types of headaches, and we would love to help you live a more headache-free life.

Types of Headaches We See in Lexington KY

Migraine headaches are neurological disturbances that cause severe throbbing pain—either on one side of the head, parts of the head, or the entire head. Migraines are often accompanied by nausea or vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. They can last hours or days if untreated. Many people have migraines and don’t know it. The general rule to follow is that if a headache is painful enough for you to seek medical care, it is probably a migraine. Cluster headaches cause severe, piercing pain usually behind one eye. They occur in a series of up to four a day with each lasting as long as three hours. A tension headache is characterized by a dull ache and sensitivity around your neck, forehead, or shoulder muscles. Tension headaches are frequently caused by stress and can affect anyone. Natural headache relief from a chiropractor can help lead you toward better outcomes.

How We Treat Headaches

Prevention is one of the most important parts of treating migraines and other headaches. Chiropractor headache relief can address the cause behind the symptoms of many types of headaches. Medications only treat the symptoms, and frequent use of headache medicine can lead to rebound headaches. The care we provide is safe, natural, and effective. We use neuromuscular massage, aka trigger point therapy, to relax muscles and improve blood flow in your back, shoulders, head, and neck. This can relieve pressure from compressed nerves that are sending pain signals to your brain. Keeping regular appointments with us for spinal adjustments and trigger point therapy can greatly reduce the number of migraines and other headaches you have.

Chiropractic care can reduce pain, decrease inflammation, and provide natural headache relief tension in your muscles. In many cases old whiplash injuries are to blame for headaches. We can treat the injury which will help lessen your headaches. It’s important to remember that chiropractic care is not a quick fix, and a single visit will not resolve your issues. Changes to spinal alignment, muscles, and joints must be done gradually to avoid potential injury.

Lifestyle Modifications

It’s important to notice what things tend to trigger your headaches. Since stress is the primary cause of tension headaches, learning how to deal with your stressors in a healthy way can provide some tension headache relief. Other things that can contribute to migraine headaches include poor posture, especially if you sit at a desk for work, and spending too much time looking at your phone or computer screen. Eye strain is a common trigger for headaches in many people. You can lessen the risk of eye strain by taking short, frequent breaks to look at something else. Yoga is an excellent way to stretch and strengthen your core muscles, which play a big part in your posture. Certain foods, especially chocolate and caffeine, can kick off a migraine, so changing your diet may be helpful, as well. If your environment includes lots of bright lights or loud noise and you cannot lessen these factors, make time to relax in a dimly lit, quiet space when you’re able to. Not getting enough sleep can affect the frequency of your headaches. Getting an adequate amount of sleep is important for many reasons, including work performance, productivity, and focus. Exercise is another way to prevent migraines and to provide headache relief. Carrying extra weight puts added pressure on your joints which can affect posture and lead to pinched nerves. We can recommend helpful exercises that you can do at home to help manage your weight.

Contact Us

You do not have to accept the pain and discomfort associated with migraines and other headaches. Dr. Pelphrey has years of experience and attends workshops for continuing education regularly. We treat many types of pain, including sciatic nerve pain, pain associated with car accidents, and herniated discs. Call the office today at (859) 296-4889 to schedule an appointment, or book one online. We are conveniently located in Lexington, KY, and are happy to serve the surrounding areas.

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8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

2:00pm - 6:00pm

8:00am - 12:00pm
2:00pm - 6:00pm

Saturday & Sunday

Pelphrey Chiropractic

616 Wellington Way Suite A
Lexington, KY 40503

Call: (859) 296-4889
Text: (859) 407-7486