Most people suffer headaches from time to time. Many people, indeed millions, will suffer from chronic headaches and migraines. Fortunately, it may be possible to reduce the occurrence and severity of headaches and migraines by visiting a chiropractor. Live in or near Monterey, CA? Visit the Monterey Chiropractic Group to learn about headache specialty care. Dr. Brian Rector and Dr. Abbey Serpico would be glad to help.
How Chiropractors Can Treat Migraines and Headaches
Your spinal cord forms the foundation of your body. Your limbs are connected to your spinal cord. The messages sent from your brain down through the spinal cord and into your limbs allow you to move. Your head also rests on the top of the highest vertebrae in the neck, which is part of the spinal column.
This is important to note because problems with the spine can cause aches and pains throughout your body. Issues with your spine could lead to aches in your limbs, and yes, headaches and migraines too. Fortunately, chiropractors are experts when it comes to working with backs, necks, and spines in particular.
Great homes are built on strong foundations. Likewise, a strong body relies on a sound spine. If your spine is misaligned, it could strain muscles and other tissues throughout your body.
A chiropractor can provide hands on treatment of the spine as well as the soft tissues. Chiropractors can use arthrostim, massage therapy, the Palmer Technique, light adjustments, and diversified techniques to provide especially headache care.
Digging Deeper Into the Specifics of How Chiropractors Treat Headaches and Migraines
Perhaps the most common type of headaches are tension headaches. These aches are caused by muscles around your skull being strained and exerting pressure on your skull. The end result? Headaches, migraines, and sometimes pain in the jaw or eyes.
These tensions could be caused by a misaligned spine. The top vertebrae seem to be the most common culprits, but it’s possible that issues further down the spine could cause headaches as well.
Fortunately, chiropractors can use hands-on treatment, such as massage therapy, to realign the spine. Arthrostim uses specialized handheld tools to readjust the spine. With the Palmer Technique, chiropractors can use gentle, hands-on treatment to adjust the neck without rotating or straining it.
Ultimately, diverse techniques are used to adjust the spine. These techniques may reduce tension in muscles, which in turn could reduce tension in your skull and thus headaches. Your headaches may be the result of other factors as well, and chiropractic treatment could help.
Importantly, chiropractors focus on addressing the underlying causes of health problems. This way, you may be able to enjoy lasting pain relief without having to rely on potentially addictive medications.
Are you interested in headache specialty care and living near Monterey, CA? Call 831-899-5900 to contact the Monterey Chiropractic Group to learn about headache specialty care. Dr. Rector and Dr. Serpico will gladly discuss treatment options for headaches.