Information on Headaches and Chiropractic Care
Headaches can sideline you with pressure, tightness, pain, and tension. The resulting pain can be sharp or dull, and may last for a few minutes or a few days. Studies have shown that chiropractic care can be a highly effective method of treating the underlying cause of headaches without resorting to pain masking medication, since more than 80% of headaches originate in the neck or have components of mal-positioned vertebrae in the neck. Learn more about how chiropractic adjustments can reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches at West Hartford Chiropractic.
How a Headache Chiropractor Can Help You Heal
Chiropractic treatments can reduce the headaches and in many times eliminate the headaches, especially those that are originate in the neck, skull bones, upper back and shoulders. Our adjustments can also have a positive effect on underlying conditions that contribute to headaches, such as TMJ (Jaw Pain), tight neck muscles, shoulder tension, Rib pain, and mal-position of the skull bones, using gentle effective specific chiropractic techniques
When you visit our headache chiropractor, we will perform a thorough evaluation to locate the underlying neuro- musculoskeletal factors that may be contributing to your headaches. We will then develop an individualized treatment plan that aims to restore your neck and spinal alignment, reduce your tension, and ultimately keep headaches at bay.
By adjusting the ligaments and joints of your neck and spine, we can reverse subluxations that put extra pressure on the neck. Simply by making needed adjustments to the upper two cervical vertebrae, we can greatly reduce the number of headaches you experience - even for migraines!
Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic adjustments have shown the ability to decrease high blood pressure- another cause of headaches, by 15-25 mmHg.
We know that bad posture and stress are a known cause of tension headaches. We can improve your posture so that you do not have physical stressors along the muscles in your neck and upper back. By taking away this stress, we can also reduce the frequency, intensity and duration of your headaches and ultimately eliminate your headaches.
Once we have treated the underlying conditions, we will focus on keeping you well. We may perform occasional adjustments as a tune-up, or recommend at-home exercises.
See a Chiropractor for Headaches and Migraines
Not only can our West Hartford, CT chiropractor help you suffer fewer headaches, we can help you make informed lifestyle choices that may reduce your headaches and pain. Some foods are more likely to trigger a headache, as may chronic stress and emotions, both pleasant and unpleasant. We can assist you with identifying lifestyle triggers that may be causing your headaches and modifying behaviors accordingly. We can also help you keep a headache journal, so that you can begin to understand which patterns or behaviors may be causing your headaches.
When it comes to chiropractic and headaches, we often find that it takes a series of chiropractic adjustments to make a difference in your headaches. However, many of our patients report reduced tension, increased mobility, and a better mood from the first visit onward. When you see our chiropractor, modify your lifestyle habits, and avoid known triggers that cause headaches, you will enjoy fewer headaches going forward and have more energy to accomplish needed tasks.
Contact Our West Hartford Office
Schedule an appointment with us today and take charge of your health at West Hartford Chiropractic by calling (860) 232-5556 or completing the online appointment request form. We look forward to helping you experience better health.