Contrary to popular belief, chiropractic care isn't just for people with back or neck pain. Many people seek treatment from a chiropractor for headaches, and with good reason. At Aspire Family Chiropractic in Waterford, we know that neck and back pain can be headache triggers for many people. Spinal alignment issues can also cause headaches. Our chiropractors can provide the pain relief that you deserve for these conditions and more at Aspire Family Chiropractic.
First, our chiropractor will get to know you and your current condition. There are a lot of different kinds of headaches with varying levels of severity, and being open about your symptoms will help the chiropractor know where and how to treat you. Multiple sessions may be needed to experience and sustain your pain relief. Our chiropractor will develop a treatment plan that is suited to your unique symptoms and needs.
In many cases, headaches are a result of the back or neck discs being out of place. Spinal misalignment can disrupt blood flow to the brain, which in turn can cause muscle tension and nerve irritation. This is what causes headaches for many of our patients. In some cases, being hunched over in front of a computer all day can strain your neck and back, both of which can lead to headaches. These problems can also be addressed with chiropractic care.
In addition to chiropractic care, there are many other forms of headache treatment that are available. While the exact correct treatment for you is often a combination of things and depends on the root cause of the headaches, it's important to realize that pain medicine and injections only treat the symptoms, not the source. While we don't discourage our patients from taking medication to help with the pain of headaches, we want everyone to understand that pain medication is not the only course of action.
Chiropractic treatment can help greatly ease your symptoms as well as treat the cause of the problem so your headaches become less frequent and less severe. In many situations, our chiropractor can recommend important lifestyle changes to further aide in the elimination of the patient’s headaches.