If you deal with headaches, you are likely familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them, including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling.
There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well, including taking prescription drugs designed to treat pain. However, none of these solutions provides permanent relief that addresses the problem at the core.
In the past few decades, there has been an increasing number of people throughout the world that have begun to seek alternative forms of therapy for all types of conditions, including headaches. One approach that is very promising for physical as well as other types of pain is chiropractic.
Chiropractic has been used successfully for over a hundred years and has become a regular part of the healthcare delivery systems in many countries around the world.
Is Chiropractic good?
When a person embarks on the training to become a qualified Doctor of Chiropractic, they begin by studying human anatomy in great detail, just like other medical professionals.
However, in addition to looking at how all of the parts work together physically, their training primarily revolves around the diagnosis and correction of misalignments in the spine known as subluxations.
Theses subluxations compress nerve tissue that affects organ function, soft tissue like muscle, ligaments and tendons and can eventually lead to other health problems if not addressed.
Once the nerves are disrupted pain will result. While it usually manifests itself as physical pain, this is not always the case. In some instances, the person may experience difficulties with sleep or other routine habits.
“The reason for seeking chiropractic care was due to prolong nagging pain on my neck, shoulder and my legs. After attending the program, I was able to feel the good effects of the treatment. I’m having better sleep. The stiffness on my neck and shoulder are better.”
– Chandraskar Veerappan
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How Can Chiropractic Help with Headaches?
On the first visit with a chiropractor, a review of previous health issues will be completed, including x-rays (if needed) to determine what types of nerve blockage may be occurring. They will listen to the patient attentively and make an assessment, including determining what types of treatment will best suit the patient.
In the case of headaches, the patient usually has misalignment (subluxations) in the cervical spine. This may be accompanied by muscles that are unduly tight in the neck, shoulders and nearby areas. Pressure on the nerves may cause sharp stabbing pains or there may be a continual dull throb in the region.
The chiropractor will assess the area and then move forward with the corrective measure known as a chiropractic adjustment in order to relieve the pressure and pain.
The relief is often instantaneous, with an increase in positive symptoms for the following few hours.
Read some of the success stories here.
Adjustments Restore Alignment
However, chiropractors don’t just focus on relieving symptoms but rather correcting the problem; therefore, a series of adjustments may be required fully correct the spinal misalignment. Often exercises, stretches, and possibly some form of traction may be required to assist in the healing as.
In addition, we will take the time to educate you on the importance of chiropractic, especially if you’ve never been to one before. We find that when people understand their healing journey, they get better results.
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If you need further help with your headaches or are ready to see how beneficial chiropractic care can be to your overall health, please give us a call so that you can schedule a checkup with one of our Doctor of Chiropractic.
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