Headache Treatment With Chiropractic
Headaches are an incredibly common ailment among American adults. Studies show that 12% of women and 9% of men experience at least one to two headaches each month, while more than 4% of adults live with frequent headaches that occur over 180 days a year. While it’s tempting to take another trip to your local pharmacy for an over the counter pain reliever, our doctors at Taschler Spine & Rehab know that chiropractic can alleviate your pain naturally.
Headache Types and Their Causes
There are several types of headaches, and identifying which variant you’re suffering from can facilitate your recovery. Tension headaches are one of the most common, and typically affect the entire head. Their causes range from excess stress to dehydration to computer-induced eye strain.
Migraines, often accompanied by nausea, dizziness, and light sensitivity, usually take up residence on one side of the head. Sinus headaches are caused by inflammation of the sinuses and are centralized behind the nose and forehead, while cluster headaches are centralized behind one eye.
Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Headaches
Medications are frequently prescribed to combat headaches. However, overuse of pain relievers can lead to damage of the stomach lining, irregular hormone regulation, and even an increased risk of strokes and heart attacks. That’s why many patients are turning to chiropractic treatments to naturally relieve their headaches. These treatments typically require no medications or prescriptions and have none of the adverse side effects associated with drugs.
Spinal misalignments place a surplus of pressure on the nerves surrounding your vertebrae, leading to inflammation, pain, and overall discomfort. Through a series of gentle adjustments to your spine, your doctor restores your spine to its proper alignment, reducing the pressure on the surrounding nerves and decreasing the inflammation that could be contributing to your headaches.
Schedule an Appointment for Headache Treatment
Headaches can be debilitating and lead to a lower quality of life. At Taschler Spine & Rehab in Fairfax, VA, our experienced team has the know-how to relieve your headache pain naturally. To schedule an appointment or request an initial consultation, call (703) 293-2939 or send us a message here.