Natural Chiropractic Therapies for Headache and Migraine Treatment at Fairfax
Besides making you unproductive through the better part of the day, headaches can significantly reduce your quality of life. Worse still, most headache medications are often unreliable in the long run and come with a range of side effects that you may also have to treat.
But life doesn’t have to be this hard.
Chiropractic care for headaches is a natural, drug-free solution that you should consider for long-term relief.
Types of Headaches That Chiropractic Care Can Treat
Chiropractic care will help treat headaches brought about by muscle tightness and joint dysfunction. Headaches may present itself in different ways including:
This is characterized by throbbing headaches accompanied by nausea and sensitivity to sound and light. It can be a result of changes in your brain stem, which affects neurotransmitter production.
This is often a result of muscle tension around your shoulders, neck, jaw, scalp, forehead, or upper spine, causing a dull aching sensation all over the head.
Cervicogenic headaches start at one side of the head and shift to the front. They’re usually accompanied by same-side arm or shoulder pain and believed to be a result of an underlying injury.
Headache and Migraine Treatment: The Chiropractic Way
Migraines and tension headaches arise from abnormal pain signals in the brain stem, which may be caused by vertebral subluxation (misalignment of the spinal bones), entrapped nerves, or muscle tension in the neck and shoulder region. Cervicogenic headaches may originate from the dysfunction and inflammation of the cervical spine joint.
At Taschler Spine & Rehab, we use chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine and joint properly, improving your mobility, function, and nerve communication – bringing quick relief from headaches. Other techniques include therapeutic massages, spinal manipulation, as well as passive and active exercises to release the tension from your body and to realign your posture. Lifestyle changes and diet modifications are implemented as well.
Migraine and Headache Treatment at Taschler Spine & Rehab in Fairfax, VA
Treating your headaches with painkillers will only numb the pain for a few hours. Treatments like painkillers and Botox injections do fix the cause, they only cover up the symptoms. Chiropractic care aims at treating the root of the problem, instead of masking the symptoms.
For your migraine and headache treatment, visit our clinic in Fairfax or call (703)-293-2939 to book an appointment with Dr. Taschler.