Can Chiropractors Treat Headaches?
Spinal manipulation and chiropractic adjustments may not be the first things that come to mind when looking for headache treatments.
However, the American Chiropractic Association states that 14% of their patients seek out chiropractic therapy due to headaches.
Studies show that chiropractor therapy can, in fact, treat headaches. In a sample of cervicogenic headache sufferers, those who received chiropractic treatment saw a 69% reduction in the number of headache hours per week after 5 weeks of treatment.
How Chiropractic Headache Treatments Can Help
While there are over 300 known causes of headaches, the most common ones are neck problems and muscle tension. Neck injuries, poor posture, and tension in the soft tissue surrounding the spine lead to joint irritation and muscle tension in the upper back, shoulder, neck, and scalp.
Chiropractic manipulations alleviate stress on the body and correct issues that lead to tension and pain. By bringing the spine and body back into alignment, chiropractors relieve strain in the back and neck caused by muscles tightening to support the joints.
Other common causes of headaches, such as dietary and environmental triggers, migraines, cluster headaches, and overuse of analgesics, can also be treated by chiropractors. In addition to manipulation, these medical professionals can offer advice on nutrition, exercise, and ergonomics to prevent further headache problems.
Unlike medication, which simply numbs the pain, spinal manipulation addresses the cause of the headaches in order to prevent them.
A Safe, Natural, and Non-invasive Headache Treatment
Certified, professional chiropractors offer natural, non-invasive headache treatment options that are far more reliable and effective than doctor-prescribed remedies.
Medication does not address the cause of headaches. Chiropractic therapy does.
Medication can also potentially cause bad side effects while chiropractic therapy is a lot less risky.
Headache sufferers who are looking for an effective and worthwhile treatment should consider chiropractic therapy. It is the only way to treat the pain and prevent it from returning.
Dr. Scott Dawson of Eldorado Chiropractic in McKinney, Texas has over 20 years of experience dealing with acute and chronic pain.
Call (214) 544-8686 to book an appointment for headache treatment, and experience the difference that chiropractic therapy makes.