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Headaches and Chiropractic


headaches and chiropractic care

The primary objective of chiropractic care is find and reduce the underlying cause of your headache.

Headaches are common, but they’re not normal.

Drug Culture

While convenient, drugs that numb your nervous system have side effects, such as kidney failure or liver damage. Worse, they don’t actually correct the underlying cause of the headache.

Hidden Cause

A common cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting the head properly. You might not notice your reduced ability to turn your head. But these subluxations affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.

A thorough chiropractic examination can detect subluxation patterns that could be causing your headaches. If subluxations are present, you’re likely to benefit from chiropractic care.

Compensation Reaction

Some are surprised to learn that their headaches are being caused by problems in their lower back! The upper spine compensates, putting the head off center, causing headaches.

While results can’t be guaranteed, chiropractors have a high success rate with patients who get headaches. Call a chiropractor near where you live or work today. Sit down, discuss your unique situation and get your questions answered.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the spine the source of all headaches?

Not necessarily. The three most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. A chiropractic examination helps identify the most likely cause(s).
What causes subluxations?

There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as stress, anger and fear can cause of subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, preservatives, pollution and poor diet.
I was told it was “all in my head.” Now what?

The pain you feel is real. And psychological sources of pain are common. However, this “diagnosis” is often the last resort of health practitioners who have exhausted their possible explanations of the cause of your problem. In these cases, chiropractors often find that undetected subluxations are involved.
How many visits will it take?

Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow reduction in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. It’s impossible to predict. If you’ve had chronic headaches for many years, natural approaches can take some time. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and modify his or her recommendations as needed.
What if chiropractic care doesn’t help?

If your chiropractor is unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, he or she will refer to other specialists. Your health and your satisfaction is the only goal.
How come my medical doctor didn’t suggest chiropractic?

That’s changing. Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the benefits of chiropractic care. Attitudes are slow to change. However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring to chiropractic doctors.