Chiropractic treatments focus on adjustments of the spine through stretching and manipulating it to improve the body’s alignment. This may alleviate pain and improve the body’s ability to heal itself. These chiropractic manipulations are used to treat back pain, neck pain, joint pain, and more. Chiropractic treatments are well-known to relieve lower back pain, but they are also very effective in relieving other ailments including headaches. This treatment may help stop a current headache and prevent recurrence.
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches
Chiropractic spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment for headaches that originate in the neck and from tension. These are quite aptly known as tension headaches, and they are widely considered to cause dull pressure and sensitivity. They can be caused by muscle contraction in the head and neck. This tension can develop when you sit for long periods in front of a computer or TV or perform some other sedentary activity.
Another kind is the cervical (or cervicogenic) headache, which are actually a referred pain from the neck area. They can cause lightheadedness, often begin at the base of the skull and rest above the eyes, and can imitate the symptoms of migraines and tension headaches.
What Can Chiropractic Treatment Do?
Our chiropractic professionals may provide several levels of care starting with chiropractic adjustments and spinal manipulation to alleviate the stress in your body and improve spinal function. After a consultation about your overall health and lifestyle, we may help you understand the importance of good posture, especially at work, and provide special exercise and relaxation techniques. These exercises may help keep the tension in your neck and joint pain from reoccurring.
What to Expect
When you talk to our chiropractic professionals, you may be asked about your medical history. We will perform a preliminary examination to determine the cause of your headache. The cause may be because of joint dysfunction of the spine or the surrounding muscles. It may be necessary to rule out other possible causes such as alcohol use, diet, and excessive stress. Once the cause is determined, our specialist will answer your questions and discuss the possible treatment options with you. Along with spinal manipulation or mobilization, treatment may include soft tissue therapy and exercise to improve your posture.
Contact Us Today to Set Up Your Consultation
Headaches are a common part of life for most people. Rather than taking over-the-counter painkillers, you may be able to stop the cause of your headaches when you opt for treatment from La Grange Chiropractic! At our office in La Grange, KY, our devoted and knowledgeable professionals will be ready and eager to explain your options in full, address any questions or concerns you may have, and help you eliminate your headaches once and for all. Contact us today to set up your consultation!