Headaches & Migraines

Headache and Migraine Treatment in Charlottesville, VA

Headaches and migraines have similarities but they are not the same condition. People who suffer from headaches and migraines also experience a wide range of symptoms and triggers.

As the name implies, headaches present pain in the head, face and frequently into the neck. Common causes of headaches include:Headaches & Migraines

  • Muscular tension
  • Pinched nerves in the neck
  • Stress
  • Hunger
  • Eyestrain
  • Dry Air
  • Toxin overload
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Withdrawal symptoms as medication wears off

Migraine sufferers also have pain in the head but generally suffer other symptoms including:

  • Auras
  • Blurry vision and/or temporary vision loss
  • See spots or flashing
  • Sensitive to light, sound or smells
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Intense pain behind the eyes, temples or ears
  • Depression
  • Irritability
  • Numbness or tingling in the face, arms or legs
  • Radiating pain
  • Often, certain things can trigger a migraine to begin. Some include:
  • Hormonal changes
  • Allergies and food sensitivities
  • Weather changes
  • Poor sleep
  • Dehydration
  • Caffeine withdrawal
  • Spinal misalignment or subluxations

The bones of your neck can misalign from repetitive stress, poor posture, birth trauma, an injury, chemical stress and emotional stress and can be contributing to your head pain. Irritated nerves can cause muscles to overtighten in the head and neck. The vertebral artery, which travels inside the bones up through the spine, can get compressed creating a pounding sensation into the head.

Chiropractic treatment for migraines and headaches can lead to a significant improvement in your quality of life and headache/migraine frequency. Your health history, investigative examination, x-rays and, sometimes, functional labs, will help us determine the cause of your pain so we can determine a plan to get you on your path to recovery.

Your treatment may include instrument adjustments to re-align the bones of the neck. When your spinal alignment is restored, muscles immediately begin to relax, pressure is taken off the vertebral artery, and blood and oxygen circulation is increased to the brain. Cold laser is used to reduce inflammation, improve circulation and reduce pain. Functional lab testing is available to find what foods, if any, are triggering your migraines or headaches.

It’s time to get the results you deserve. Call (434) 245-8456 or fill out the form below for your consultation.

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Carolyn RigsbyCarolyn Rigsby
18:07 08 Nov 22
Dr. Lynch is the best chiropractor I've ever been to. His gentle technique has helped me with my migraines and chronic pain issues more over the past few months than all of the other doctors that I've seen over the years put together! Dr. Lynch and his staff are wonderful!
Dotty BohannonDotty Bohannon
16:55 21 Oct 22
Dr. Lynch and his staff have been great to work with for several years. My vertebrae adjustments are gentle and have allowed me the freedom to continue the activities I love. In addition, he listens to his patients and has a holistic approach to one's health.
Kristy ToftKristy Toft
02:02 18 Oct 22
I cannot say enough about the help I’ve been provided by Dr. Lynch, Terry, and Lisa. I started my journey with them struggling with constant vertigo/vestibular problems, achiness, fatigue, brain fog, sensitivity to light and sound, inflammation, anxiety, back and hip pain…some of these struggles I’ve had for 20+ years. I thought I had to live that way, but sought Dr. Lynch with a small glimmer of hope. Dr. Lynch took the time to thoroughly go over my X-rays and explained the visible issues I had, some dating back 25+ years. From the very first adjustment, I felt immediate relief of symptoms I’d had for so long, I didn’t know how life was without them. I woke up the next day and couldn’t believe that nearly all of my symptoms were completely gone! Dr. Lynch pinpointed some health issues I didn’t know were causing problems and has worked consistently (along with Terry), using a detailed plan of action, to help relieve so many of my symptoms by getting to the root problems. He has even helped me sort out some diet issues that were causing inflammation, to get me to feeling my best! They are kind, listen, never rush me, and I am 100% positive that they actually care and WANT me to feel better (not keep me sick)! I will never view healthcare the same after the type of care and empowering knowledge I’ve received at Lynch Chiropractic. I tell everyone I can about them and highly recommend their practice to everyone who is seeking answers, a truly holistic approach, and the most excellent care.
Jeff NewtonJeff Newton
16:39 11 Jul 22
I was moving son into apartment during move hurt back to point could not walk. I went actually crawled into Dr Lynch's office. He worked me into his schedule that day. He developed a plan to get me walking again. Dr Lynch and staff truly professionals.. if your needing help with back leg pain or any chronic pain. Take my advice go see Dr Keith Lynch. You will not regret it. He will get you fixed up. I am very appreciative for all he did for me. Thank you.
Susan MuseSusan Muse
10:52 16 Jun 22
I have been seeing Dr. Lynch for several months for pain in my shoulder and arm. After an initial consultation, he has seen me routinely ever since then and his treatments have considerably eased my pain. I can move my arm and shoulder without discomfort because of his dedication and gentle care. In addition, he is a great teacher, offering advice on exercise and diet. His staff has taught me various ways to help other chronic conditions. They have much to offer anyone who is interested in moving toward a more holistic lifestyle. I highly recommend Dr. Lynch and his caring staff.

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