Headaches and Migraines
Many people experience headaches at some point in their lives. Migraines are not as common as headaches, but can be very debilitating. The two conditions can greatly interfere with your way of life, making it hard to focus on your work or even relax comfortably. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, we can help you. We provide a variety of techniques to alleviate pain from headaches and migraines and to reduce their frequency. The treatments we use focus on providing you with long-term pain relief and not just alleviating the symptoms. Our goal is to help you live a healthy, pain-free life.
Difference Between Headaches and Migraines
Some people confuse headaches for migraines and vice versa. The two are different. The most common symptom of a headache is pain on the face, head, and neck. The pain varies in intensity depending on the type. Migraines, however, can come with other symptoms. A common symptom of migraine is pain on one side of the head. The pain can be so severe that it affects your way of life and can last from a few hours to even days. Sometimes, it's accompanied by light sensitivity, vomiting, and nausea. Headaches, on the contrary, are not usually accompanied by these other symptoms.
Causes of Headaches
Some of the common causes of headaches include:
- Illnesses, such as infections, colds, fever
- Head injury
Causes of Migraines
The causes of migraines are not well understood, but they often arise from environmental and genetic factors. There are also migraine triggers, which include:
- Drinks, such as alcohol, coffee, and excess caffeine
- Hormonal changes in women, such as estrogen fluctuations
- Having inadequate or excessive sleep
- Medications, such as vasodilators
Botox for Headaches and Migraines
For the longest time, Botox was mostly used to treat wrinkles, until researchers established its effectiveness in alleviating headaches and migraines. Botox helps with migraines and headaches by blocking neurotransmitters, which are chemicals responsible for carrying pain signals from the brain. During treatment, you'll be injected with several shots until you feel better. This method can help with long-term and frequent migraines.
Schedule an Appointment with Us in Knoxville, TN for Headache and Migraine Relief
If you are experiencing frequent headaches or migraines, you don’t have to continue suffering. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, our specialist will look for the source of your pain and provide individualized treatment. Our natural, innovative methods will alleviate your pain and help your body on its journey to wellness. We are happy to answer any questions you have. Call us today to schedule an appointment.