While you might associate chiropractic treatment with back pain and related issues, this form of care can often help alleviate headaches. Studies reported in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics in 2011 and 2014 found that spinal adjustments to treat neck pain were also effective for reducing the pain of tension headaches, migraines, and other types of head pain that originate in the neck.
Approximately 90 percent of Americans experience headaches. While five percent of these headaches may signify another medical problem, the rest are classified as migraine, tension, or cluster. Because many of them are caused by muscle tension in the neck, often from working at a computer, chiropractic manipulations can release this tension and reduce or eliminate the pain of headaches.
In addition to tension headaches, which can be caused by stress, anxiety, eye strain, and poor posture, some people experience cervicogenic ones, which are triggered or worsened by stress to the structures of the neck and cervical spine.
If you visit us for treatment, our chiropractor may manually adjust the alignment of your spine to reduce the stress on your system that causes head and neck pain. Each treatment will be personalized based on your wants and needs and a variety of other factors.
Many headaches, particularly migraines and cluster headaches, are caused by environmental triggers such as food, hormones, stress, lack of sleep, or dehydration. Keeping a journal that tracks your headaches and activities can help you identify and avoid these triggers.
If you suffer from chronic headaches, consider seeking relief through chiropractic care at La Grange Chiropractic. Many patients find that proper spinal alignment provides effective pain relief and improved overall well-being.
La Grange Chiropractic is conveniently located in La Grange, KY. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation and learn more about how we can help you!