Chiropractic for Headaches
How long have you been living with chronic headaches? How many different avenues have you taken in an attempt to eradicate them? Believe it or not, chiropractic has a number of answers for certain types of headaches, particularly those that can be traced to muscle tension created by cranial bone or neck misalignment. Headaches are caused by any number of factors, but if you have an exam or x-rays that indicate a mis-positioning of the cranial bones or neck region, it’s very likely that a chiropractor can help you find some relief.
Many headaches can be related to auto injuries, sinus difficulties, or any neck-related symptom. While there are other causes of headaches, these are the types of headaches that chiropractic works best with. The nerves of the neck, when irritated, can lead to head pain that travels from the neck to the top of the skull and around the ears. Sometimes the pain can radiate into the face or eyes. These headaches can make it difficult to think clearly. Whatever type of pain you have, a thorough chiropractic evaluation will help to guide you in the right direction. If your chiropractor feels that your headaches are caused by something that lies outside of the realm of chiropractic, ask to be referred to another type of specialist.
What might a chiropractor do for your headaches?
- Perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
- Provide nutritional advice, by recommending change in diet and perhaps the addition of B-complex vitamins.
- Offer advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises, and relaxation techniques. This advice should help you find ways to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.