Headache Relief

How a Chiropractor Can Provide Headache Relief

Many people think of chiropractors as “back” doctors. While chiropractors can, in fact, provide many treatments outside of the back, it’s true that they often do focus on the spine. That’s because issues with your spine can cause myriad problems, including headaches and migraines. If you’re suffering from regular headaches, you should come see Dr. Paul Hyland at the Committed to Health Chiropractic Center. Dr. Hyland can provide headache relief in Creve Coeur, MO.

How Problems With the Spine Can Cause Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Thus, if you’re suffering headaches, there’s a good chance that tension is the root cause. Tension headaches occur when connective tissues in the head exert pressure on the skull. Yet what’s causing those tissues to tense up in the first place? Often, the tension is the result of issues with the spine.

If your upper spine is misaligned, it could quickly cause tension in the muscles in your back and neck. In turn, this could cause tightness in the balancing or connected tissues in the head. Add it all up, and there’s a good chance that spinal issues are the root cause of the tension exerted on your skull that’s producing headaches.

By properly aligning the spine through chiropractic adjustments, or spinal manipulation as it’s often called, it may be possible to deliver lasting pain relief. Not only can chiropractic adjustments deliver relief right now, it may also prevent headaches in the future.  Fortunately, Dr. Hyland at the Committed to Health Chiropractic Center can provide headache relief in Creve Coeur, MO, through chiropractic adjustments and other methods.

Other Forms of Chiropractic Care for Treating Headaches

Chiropractic adjustments are one of the most effective methods a chiropractor can deploy. That said, other forms of treatment can also bring relief. First, soft tissue massages can reduce muscle strain in your face, neck, and elsewhere, potentially delivering quick but lasting relief from headaches and migraines.

Spinal decompression, electrical muscle stimulation, and cold laser therapy, among other treatments, may also help individuals cope with and treat headaches. A chiropractor can also teach patients how to perform exercises at home that will reduce muscle tension and thus may help with headaches.

Best of all, chiropractic care doesn’t rely on medications. While pain management medications can provide temporary relief, if you don’t address the underlying issues, the pain will return. Taking medications day after day and headache after headache could fuel dependency and even addiction. By resolving the root causes of your pains, you can reduce if not prevent the need to take pain meds in the first place.

You can contact Dr. Hyland, providing headache relief in Creve Coeur, MO,  by dialing 314-542-2003 to reach the Committed to Health Chiropractic Center.

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