Headaches Q & A

What causes headaches?

Headaches describe pain in your head that can range from mild aches to persistent throbbing pain. Headache pain can last for several hours or days and trigger other uncomfortable symptoms, including nausea, vision issues, and fatigue.

Many things can trigger a headache, including:

  • Stress
  • Light
  • Noise
  • Hormone changes
  • Fluctuations in blood sugar levels

In some cases, headaches can be the result of tension in the muscles of your neck that comes from stress, poor posture, or overuse. You might also be prone to headaches if your spine isn’t properly aligned.

Some people may develop more intense headaches known as migraines due to spine alignment issues or environmental factors.

While over-the-counter medications can temporarily relieve head pain, you may have recurrent headaches if you don’t address underlying spine issues. Integrated Spine & Disc offers chiropractic treatments to address headaches and migraines.

How does chiropractic care treat headaches?

Chiropractic care involves manual manipulations of the spine that improve the alignment of the spinal vertebrae. By realigning your spine, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can relieve tension in your neck muscles to reduce head pain.

The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc customize a chiropractic care plan to your individual needs. In addition to adjusting your spine with their hands, they can also use specialized instruments that gently force your vertebrae into place.

You may also benefit from regular chiropractic treatments to prevent headaches from developing in the first place. The chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can recommend how often you need treatment based on your overall health and the frequency of your headaches.

What can I expect during a chiropractic adjustment for headaches?

During your initial chiropractic visit, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc assess your health and lifestyle to better understand the cause of your headaches. They then manipulate your spine to move the joints of your spine into alignment, so those joints no longer press on the surrounding nerves or muscles.

As part of your treatment plan, the chiropractors at Integrated Spine & Disc can also recommend ways to improve your posture and suggest exercises that keep your neck muscles relaxed and flexible.

If you’re tired of dealing with recurrent headaches, learn how chiropractic care can help. Call Integrated Spine & Disc to schedule an appointment or book a consultation online today.