Headaches – Drug-free pain relief options available.

Headaches are one of the most common complaints that bring a person to a healthcare provider.  NMR offers drug-free pain relief options to significantly improve your threshold to headaches.

What causes your headaches?  Headache triggers are detected by centers within the brain.  These centers control many vital body processes:  sleep / wake cycle, hunger, hormone and involuntary nervous system regulation.  Chemical messengers are released in response to your personal triggers.  These  chemicals produce a number of body responses.  The most significant to headache is inflammation and swelling of the blood vessels in the head, face and neck.  Depending on which vessels are most affected, headache and the associated symptoms of headache occur such as pain, nausea & sensitivity to light and sound.

The more triggers one is exposed to, the greater the headache!

A quick fix (using migraine medications, aspirin, ibuprofen, acetaminophen) works by  creating constriction of blood vessels within the head.  When used frequently many of these medications can create rebound headaches.

Rebound headaches are typically even stronger headaches and create a vicious cycle of increased frequency & intensity!

Chronic sinus problems, poor posture, neck problems, a lack of exercise and un-tempered stress all contribute to your threshold to headaches. Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation manages these problems through clinical nutrition, rehabilitation & therapeutic lifestyle changes to significantly improve your threshold to headaches.  NMR also offers drug-free pain relief options to significantly improve your threshold to headaches. 

Acupuncture can provide drug-free relief  for people suffering from headaches & migraines with virtually no side-effects.  Acupuncture stimulates the nervous system to release pain-relieving chemicals & hormones.  These chemicals are the body’s natural painkillers!

Stress is one of the main triggers that can bring on a headache or migraine.  When you are stressed:

  • Forehead muscles frown and tighten
  • Jaw muscles tighten and clench
  • Shoulder muscles hunch and tighten

Biofeedback sensors on these muscles can show how your body responds to stress.   Biofeedback therapy gives you instant feedback and helps you develop the ability to recognize and reduce stress & muscle tension to help prevent, reduce and stop a headache!

About The Author

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra

Dr. Vincent Sferra is the founder and Clinic Director of Natural Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is Board Certified in Chiropractic Medicine and Chiropractic Neurology, a Certified Clinical Nutritionist, and a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist certified by the National Strength & Conditioning Association. He has been in practice and providing educational health and wellness programs in the community since 1986.

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