Chiropractic Neck Adjustment for Headaches and Migraines

One of the common pains that we experienced is headaches. It can happen anywhere, at home, in school, in the office or playing sports. They just happen, and the worst part of it is they extend all over our head although it may be felt in specific areas.

To alleviate headaches, we normally take an aspirin and get some rest. Some even take black coffee to be relieved of a headache. However, this may take the pain out but only for a short time, and it can occur again in a few hours.

Chiropractic neck adjustments are safe, completely natural and do not use or require the consumption of medications of any kind. The cause of the problem can be addressed, using a safe, natural method that is gentle but effective. At Calvanese Chiropractic, we will likely do a full medical history and follow it up with a physical examination to determine the nature and the cause of your pain.

Usually, the cause is a minor misalignment of vertebrae in the neck, a condition that leads to inflammation of the joint and surrounding tissue that can result in neck and shoulder tension, pain, headaches, and dizziness, among other symptoms. The situation may well worsen over time without proper medical care.

Luckily the proven effectiveness of chiropractic adjustments has increased the demand for this service, and many people now seek chiropractic care to alleviate the pain. An assessment will help our chiropractor to isolate the exact cause of your pain before they decide upon an exact course of action.

The methods used are painless and provide immediate relief from headaches. This is done via physical manipulation applied directly to the affected area, resulting in reduced inflammation of the surrounding tissues. Blood flow is restored due to the proper realignment, allowing for proper circulation.

One of the common headaches that we experience is tension headaches. This occurs due to the increasing muscle tension on our head, neck or shoulders, which are elicited by strain, anger, panic, and fright. A headache is a natural reaction of our bodies to such irritants, triggers or pressures. The frequency of headaches occurs depending on the amount of pressures or irritants that you encounter that leads to inconsistencies in your body.

Spinal manipulation is performed on treating tension headaches. Through this technique, our stiffened muscles are motivated to loosen up to release the stinging pain and anxiety. This also helps to reinstate our spine into its normal position. By letting go of the irritated nerves, the patient’s muscles start to relax. A person suffering from tension headaches will experience its good effects after some sessions of spinal manipulation.

Another frequent headache that we experience is a migraine. A severe attack of a migraine can lead to vomiting and can hamper one’s work or activity. Blood flow changes in our vessels generate the occurrence of a migraine, which arises from stress, extreme temperatures, hormonal changes, odors and some foods. A migraine may be experienced by children and adults alike. Children may start to get migraines during puberty. It also occurs to women most of the times rather than men. Indications of a migraine include dizziness, nausea, changes in visual concentration and muscle tightening.

Like tension headaches, a spinal adjustment is given to the patient suffering from a migraine. Through spinal manipulation, the irritated nerve is adjusted, thus motivating a better vascular flow.

A chiropractic adjustment helps to eliminate these headaches instead of covering them up which is what analgesics do. Once the triggers are pinpointed, headaches will be treated correctly. The spinal adjustment has brought tension and migraine sufferers a lot of benefits by removing the cause. Incorporated in the chiropractic treatment of headaches are massage and muscle knot therapies.

If you are suffering from headaches or migraines contact us at Calvanese Chiropractic for a consultation.