An estimated 17% of the US population suffers from tension headaches. This may seem like a benign symptom, but it costs taxpayers billions of dollars in disability payments, medical fee reimbursements, and lost productivity. How are your headaches affecting your quality of life? Chronic pain affects your performance at work, participation in sports, and enjoyment of time spent with family and friends – you shouldn’t have to “learn to live with it!”
Causes of Headaches
When the head is out of alignment with your spine, the supportive muscles of the head and neck must work harder to hold the head up – over time, this abnormal stress causes the muscles to work less effectively. Eventually, the stressed neck muscles will transmit pain to the other muscles in your head, which results in headaches.
Chiropractic Headache Cures
Chiropractic focuses on curing the cause of the condition rather than simply treating the symptoms – in this case, our chiropractors will fix the alignment of your spine rather than telling you how to treat the headache. Chiropractors call the misalignment of the vertebral bones “subluxation-“ and it can be fixed by re-training the muscles and ligaments to hold the head and neck in a natural position. Our chiropractors will also educate you on lifestyle adjustments you can make to prevent stressful postural patterns from causing tension headaches in the future.
Our chiropractors may use techniques such as chiropractic adjustments, spinal decompression, or physical exercises to help you cure your chronic headaches. Therapeutic massage and acupuncture may also be part of your long-term treatment plan.