Get Relief from Headaches Without Medications
Before regular chiropractic visits, many of our patients have experienced frequent headache, often occurring several times a week. These headaches could be from stress, working at a computer, or just because their neck was out of alignment. Unless they took an over-the-counter headache medication, the discomfort could persist for many hours.
is estimated that half the population of the United States experiences some type of recurring headache. Research has shown that approximately 25% of those suffering from headaches have problems with nerves in the upper part of the spine.
Spinal misalignment can trigger a tension or stress headache.
To help patients who experience tension headaches, we evaluate the alignment and motion of the upper cervical vertebrae in the neck. This is done by using our hands to feel vertebral movement and alignment.
If this is the problem area, it is just a matter of providing chiropractic adjustments, or manipulation, to treat the problem. This is a gentle, safe therapy for managing headache pain. A chiropractic adjustment involves a quick, mild movement of the doctor's hands to bring about realignment of abnormally positioned cervical vertebrae. It is very safe and typically brings a good deal of pain relief to the patient.
Most patients suffering from tension headaches resulting from problems with nerves and joints of the upper cervical spine can achieve headache relief with chiropractic care.