Headaches And Migraines

Matthew Baker, D.C. -  - Chiropractor

Matthew Baker, D.C.

Chiropractor located in Maryville, MO

Headaches And Migraines Specialist
Headaches and migraines cause pain that can have a debilitating effect on daily life. Doctor Matt Baker and the staff at Baker Chiropractic & Rehab in Maryville, MO, are experienced in bringing relief from headaches to patients throughout the region.

Headaches and Migraines Q & A

by Matthew Baker, D.C.

What Causes Headaches?

Millions of Americans suffer from headaches and migraines every day. Headaches are so common that they could, in fact, be considered an epidemic. While headaches may be common, they are never normal. A headache indicates that something is wrong. Over-the-counter medication might provide temporary relief but does not address the underlying problems.

Headaches and migraines could result from something simple or could indicate a serious health problem. Understanding the underlying cause is vital to treating the problem on a long-term basis. Some of the causes of headaches and migraines include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Herniated or slipped discs
  • Poor posture or sitting
  • Poor sleeping habits
  • Stress
  • Substance withdrawal (including alcohol or even caffeine)

How Can Headaches Be Prevented?

Common headaches can be prevented by good living. Some tips to keep headaches at bay include avoiding substance use, drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise. By maintaining good posture and sleeping habits, many of the environmental causes of headaches are reduced. For more serious problems, a visit to the chiropractor can provide the solution.

How Can a Chiropractor Help?

Since headaches are often related to stress on a person’s spine or neck, a chiropractor is uniquely suited to get to and threaten the root cause of the discomfort, correcting the problem in the long term rather than providing short-term chemical relief.

The Chiropractor will first conduct an interview about your medical history, as well as performing a complete physical examination to find the reason why you are having headaches or migraines in the first place. When the diagnosis has been established, a course of treatment can be created that will address the specific needs of the patient. The end goal is not only to end the headaches but also to help ensure they don’t come back again.

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Matthew Baker, D.C.
1010 South Main
Maryville, MO 64468