Many people have headaches, but that doesn’t mean that they should be ignored.
An Over-Medicated Society
Pain medication is a very common way medical practitioners seek to resolve headaches. However, we prefer a natural approach in all things, and headaches are no exception. We don’t want to mask your pain, we want to discover why you’re experiencing it in the first place.
In the event that the spine, neck, or shoulders aren’t properly supporting the head, it may be a cause of headaches. It’s quite possible that you haven’t experienced any pain that’s prevented you from moving your head normally, but subluxations in the spinal area can cause nerve problems.
A comprehensive chiropractic examination can detect subluxations that might be indirectly responsive for your headaches.
The Reaction to Compensatory Aid
Many of our patients have been surprised to discover that their lower back is actually responsible for their headaches. The upper spine is forced to compensate for problems in the lower portion, which can shift the neck and head off center. This will almost always result in headaches. No chiropractic practice can guarantee anything, but we have a very high rate of success in treating patients with headaches. We’d love to speak with you more about how we can serve you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it true that the spine is the primary cause of headaches?Not always. Physical injury, stress, and environmental chemicals can also directly cause headaches. However, oftentimes a combination of these factors will contribute to headaches, and an examination at our office can help to determine which are causing your headaches.
Why do people get subluxations?Subluxations are usually caused by either physical stress, emotional stress like anger or fear, or chemical stress such as alcohol or poor diet.
I was told that my headaches were made up. They aren’t. What do I do?In no way should a medical professional ever tell you that your pain is made up—if you’re feeling it, it is without a doubt quite real. Undetected subluxations are possibly the cause of your headaches, but the only way to find out is by having a proper chiropractic examination administered by a professional.
How many appointments will I need to see results?
In many cases, recipients of chiropractic treatments will have a reduction in their headaches quite quickly. However, since everyone’s anatomy is unique, it is quite possible that you may require a series of appointments. This is impossible to tell without performing an examination and seeing how you respond to chiropractic treatments.
What if chiropractic treatments don’t solve my problem?
We would be more than happy to refer you to other medical professionals who may be able to help you narrow down the root cause of your headaches. We only wish to serve you at our practice, even if we can’t help you ourselves.
Why didn’t my doctor suggest chiropractic intervention?
While many doctors wouldn’t suggest chiropractic intervention in the past, new research and the dramatic amount of success that chiropractors have experienced in treating patients for headaches may change this.