Can Chiropractors Provide Headache Treatments?
The short answer is, of course!
Headache pain can occur for a variety of reasons ranging from dehydration to a misaligned spine. The latter, we can help with. If you are experiencing chronic headaches – and other causes have been ruled out medically – routine chiropractic care may be an option to help alleviate this pain. What’s more, our office can work with you to address any other obstacles to full-body wellness, including nutrition, obesity or degeneration of muscle tissue.
Causes of Headaches
From a chiropractor’s point of view, headaches can occur due to any of the following musculoskeletal or ecological causes:
Neck tension & stiffness
Too much time in a seated position in front of a monitor
Poor sleep and/or eating habits
Migraines/cluster headache pain
For headaches caused by neck strain, routine chiropractor care can actually help eliminate headaches all together through regular adjustments and proper alignment.
Moreover, as with any musculoskeletal system in the body, pain in one area can actually “refer” to another area, creating some confusion for the patient seeking treatment. When it comes to headaches, the root cause can actually involve nerves of the face, periosteal bone coverings, facial nerves or inflamed subcutaneous tissue.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
At our office, we will discuss with you your hydration habits and whether a course of B vitamins may be in order for headache treatment. Further, in addition to neck adjustments, we may also counsel you on proper posture and how to best arrange your workspace to promote a healthy neck, shoulders, back, and arms. As well, we encourage all patients to take frequent breaks from the office – as frequent trips outside (even for a brisk walk) can do wonders for not only neck strain, but overall stress as well.
To discuss your ongoing chronic headaches and headache treatment options, contact Dr. Rice at Cy-Fair & Associates today: 281-955-9946.