Proper Spinal Alignment Relieves Headaches

Published May 25th, 2021 by Dr. Markson

Studies show that chiropractic treatment works better than traditional treatments at relieving certain headaches, such as neck-related headaches and tension headaches. Chiropractic care and spinal manipulation also help improve cervicogenic headaches and migraines.

Where Could Your Headache Come From?

Studies show that only five percent of headaches originate from illnesses. Most headaches are tension headaches and migraines. Headaches can result from a wide range of factors:

  • Certain behaviors such as excessive physical activity and insufficient sleep can result in headaches.

  • Some foods are known to cause headaches though it differs from one individual to the next.

  • Environment conditions such as noise and light can also result in a headache.

Types of Headaches

  • Cervicogenic headaches- these types of headaches originate from an injury or neck problem. The pain begins from the back of the head then moves to the front. The pain is one-sided and is also experienced in one shoulder and arm. These types of headaches are rare and hardly improve with medication. To treat cervicogenic headaches, the chiropractor applies pressure on a certain joint in the cervical spine. Well-qualified professionals should only do the procedure because the side effects of the treatment can be fatal.

  • Migraines- this type of headache is accompanied by dizziness and nausea. The chiropractor may apply neuromuscular massage or trigger point therapy focused on the head, neck, back, and shoulder to relieve tension.

  • Tension headaches are the most common, and they occur from prolonged tension within the head, neck, and shoulders. The treatment for tension headache takes a multidisciplinary approach combining trigger point therapy, stress management, and stretching.

Are You Seeking Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches?

Markson Chiropractic has the most skilled South Florida chiropractors. Our specialists are experts in how the alignment of the spine affects body functions. They will perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulations for better spinal function and to relieve stress from your system.

Our specialists will also advise you on the best postures and recommend some exercises to help you avoid tension around the neck and upper back and joint irritation. If need be, the chiropractor will also recommend a dietary change with plenty of vitamin B complex. Reach out to us now for headache relief and other chiropractic treatments.

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