Migraines / Headaches Specialist

Chad D. Parsons, DC -  - Chiropractor

Advanced Corrective Chiropractic

Chad D. Parsons, DC

Chiropractor located in Ashburn, VA

Headaches, especially migraines, can interfere will a person’s life. At Advanced Corrective Chiropractic, Dr. Chad Parsons offers spinal manipulation treatment for headaches and migraines. Patients throughout Ashburn, VA and the Washington DC Metro area can find relief through his advance chiropractic care.

Migraines/Headaches Q & A

What Causes Migraines and Headaches?

Migraines are a severe form of headache which can include sensory symptoms such as flashes of light, tingling in the legs and arms, blind spots, sensitivity to sound and light, nausea, and vomiting. The pain can last for hours and even days. Usually, migraines and headaches are brought on by a trigger. Triggers include:

  • Allergies
  • Smoking or exposure to smoke
  • Alcohol
  • Tension headaches
  • Skipping meals which causes low blood sugar
  • Irregular sleep or changes to sleeping habits
  • Bright lights, flickering lights, strong smells, perfumes and other certain odors, loud noises, and temperature changes
  • Hormonal triggers such as birth control pills, menopause, or menstrual cycles
  • Foods with tyramine such as red wine, figs, aged cheese, and some beans
  • Foods with monosodium glutamate, MSG, or nitrates
  • Dehydration
  • Being tired, jet lagged, or tired from exercise
  • Anxiety, excitement, depression, and tension
  • Medications such as sleeping pills and hormone replacement therapy
  • Chocolate, peanut butter, nuts, avocado, banana, citrus, onions, pickled or fermented foods, and dairy products 

Can I Prevent Headaches and Migraines?

Avoiding the items on the list if possible will help to prevent headaches and migraines before they occur. Drinking enough water and eating regularly and choosing healthy options will also help. If you spend time at computer or in fixed position regularly, getting up to stretch every 30 minutes is very beneficial. Avoid clenching your teeth and low-impact exercise can help to relieve or avoid causing pain.

What Can Dr. Chad Do?

Spinal manipulations and adjustments can help to improve spinal function and alleviate the pressure on the joints and nerves. Dietary changes may also be recommended by Dr. Chad and these can help the nerves and joints stay healthy. Changes in posture and incorporating exercise and relaxation techniques into your daily routine can help greatly and Dr. Chad can suggest the best options to suit your lifestyle. If you are suffering with headaches and migraines, contact the office to schedule a consultation with Advanced Corrective Chiropractic.