Chiropractic Offers Lasting and
Effective Headache Relief
If you’re tired of living with headaches, chiropractic can help!
Headaches are frequently caused by mechanical issues in the spine. Some migraines have a neurological component, however most headaches and even many migraines can be helped with chiropractic.
Chiropractic can offer significant relief to two main types of headaches: tension headaches and headaches caused by joint dysfunction.
Tension headaches occur when tight neck muscles pull on other muscles in the skull and cause them to become tense. Tension headaches frequently affect people with straight necks or a reversed cervical curve.
Your neck should have a nice curve to it. Muscles and tissues behind the neck can get stressed and stretched in people with straight necks or reversed cervical curve.
These stretched and stressed muscles become tight and pull on other muscles that run into the skull. These other muscles in the skull also become tense and can cause pain.
Poorly moving or stuck joints, which chiropractors call “subluxations,” can also cause neck pain. Subluxations cause headaches because the stuck joint becomes irritated and sends radiating pain into the skull.
Dysfunctional joints in the upper neck tend to refer pain to the head and this can manifest as a headache. Dysfunctional joints in the lower neck can cause radiating pain to the lower neck and upper shoulders.
How Chiropractic Helps Headaches
Chiropractic adjustments can offer lasting relief from headaches in two main ways.
When I find joints in your neck with areas of surrounding tight muscles, I put a quick force into the joints known as a chiropractic adjustment. The adjustment causes the muscles to relax and can ease the pain of a tension headache.
If your headache is caused by a subluxation, or a dysfunctional joint, the adjustment will restore joint function and range of motion. This will reduce the joint irritation and reduce the radiating pain that is giving you the feeling of a headache.
If you’re tired of having headaches, or are experiencing a headache right now and are looking for headache relief, chiropractic can help! Call my office today at 408-380-4035 for an appointment!