Our Yorkville Chiropractors Can Treat Headaches, Migraines and Vertigo
Few things can be more distracting, annoying, frightening or even disabling than pain, dizziness and other symptoms afflicting your head. Headaches, migraines and vertigo can render you incapable of even the simplest daily activities -- and to treat them with real effectiveness, you must address the root of the problem, not just the symptoms you're experiencing. Here at Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville, our skilled team of Yorkville chiropractors can provide natural, safe treatments and recommendations to abolish those disturbing symptoms and help you get back to enjoying your life.
The head and neck are made up of a complex set of components and systems, so it's little wonder that even a small injury or dysfunction can create a variety of discomforts, each with its own set of telltale symptoms:
The most common form of headache, the classic tension headache, is characterized by a dull but persistent ache, feelings of pressure in specific areas of the head and tenderness in the muscles of the head or neck. True to its name, it is frequently caused a tension in the muscles -- especially spasms of the RCPM muscle attached to a sensitive tissue known as the dura mater.
Migraines cause pain on an order of magnitude above that of tension headaches; they also cause visual "auras," extreme sensitivity or light and sounds, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and other horrific symptoms. They are most likely caused by dips in serotonin levels that cause the trigeminal nerve to overreact dramatically. Triggers can include certain foods, weather changes, hormonal shifts, caffeine or airborne substances.
Vertigo makes you feel that everything is spinning around you; it often includes nausea, faintness and other symptoms as well. Cervical alignment issues, injuries such as whiplash and/or loose debris in the inner ear fluid are common internal causes of this problem.
Get Help for Your Head from Our Yorkville Chiropractors
If you'd like a better means of getting your head together than having to rely on pain relievers and anti-nausea medications, turn to Advanced Physical Medicine of Yorkville. Our Yorkville chiropractors can perform an extensive examination to see whether a cervical subluxation or other biomechanical fault is causing your symptoms. Chronic tension headaches often respond well to chiropractic adjustments that restore normal musculoskeletal alignment and relieve muscle tension. Massage therapy can also loosen tight muscles in the head and neck. Migraines, too, can respond to spinal adjustments that help to normalize nerve function throughout the body. Our Yorkville chiropractors can also advise you on lifestyle and nutritional adjustments to help you avoid well-known migraine triggers.
Vertigo can often be treated with upper cervical spinal adjustments that correct the angle of your skull on the spinal column. We may also prescribe the Brandt-Daroff Technique, an exercise to relieve vertigo caused by debris in the inner ear. Call (630) 239-7284 or Click Here to learn more about our natural healing techniques!