LASTING RELIEF FROM HEADACHES
Chronic headaches can be one of the most debilitating conditions – severely impacting the quality of life. There are many causes or “triggers” of headaches which can include sinus congestion, hypertension, allergies and food sensitivities, nutritional deficiencies, toxicity, medication side-effects, jaw problems, blood sugar changes, etc. However, the most common type is tension headaches.
Tension headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck or back, and misalignments of the spine in the neck causing pressure on the nerves. Many patients report stiffness and decreased range-of-motion of the neck, and occasionally shoulder and arm pain. Physical examination and x-rays can determine if there is disc degeneration, structural misalignment, or arthritis of the cervical spine (facet joints) which is a primary cause of tension headaches.
Our doctors are specially trained in treating these disc and joint conditions and in removing pressure from the nerves and relieving tight muscles in the neck and back. Treating the cause of your condition rather than just covering up your symptoms is the focus of our doctors.
Migraine Headaches can also be caused by a number of factors: hormones, food sensitivities, environmental and stress are a few. Chiropractic treatment including adjustments has been shown to be helpful in reducing the severity and frequency of migraines. Many people are looking for a natural remedy for migraines and chiropractic answers that call.
Research at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center found that spinal manipulations resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of a tension headache than commonly prescribed medication. Also, a study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that spinal manipulation therapy is an effective treatment for tension headaches and that those who ceased manipulation treatment after four weeks experienced a sustained therapeutic benefit in contrast with those patients who received a commonly prescribed medication.
As a complimentary service, our office offers a nutritional assessment survey. Not all headaches are caused by structural problems. This questionnaire can reveal other factors and health issues that can be contributing to your condition.
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