If you are suffering from a persistent headache, consider chiropractic. Neck adjustment, also called cervical manipulation, allows for greater joint mobility in your neck, giving you greater range of motion, reduces muscle spasm, relieves pressure and muscle tension.
There are various causes of neck pain that causes headaches and can be treated by a neck adjustment:
- Whiplash. Whiplash is the most common occurrence of neck pain in accidents. Whiplash is caused when the head is suddenly forced in one direction and then “rebounded” back to the starting position. This motion injures the tissues and muscles surrounding the neck and head. Symptoms might include tight muscles, pain, headache and stiffness.
- Aging. Osteoarthritis, spinal stenosis and degenerative disc disease are all things that can be brought on by aging. Regular chiropractic treatment can alleviate the symptoms that are associated with these disorders.
- Life. Stress, sleeping in a wrong position, moving furniture or other heavy items, poor posture, obesity.. any number of things can cause your neck to go out of alignment and cause a headache.
Why see a chiropractor if you are having persistent headaches? Because they can help you track down what is causing them. Asking questions such as when the headache started, what treatments you have sought out, where is the pain and where is it radiating, what activities make the headache better or worse can help pinpoint where in your head and neck the adjustment needs to be made. We will always do a physical examination before we do any sort of adjustment.
What is entailed in a neck adjustment?
By hand, we will apply pressure to the joints and your muscles in your neck and shoulders to restore proper alignment. This will increase your mobility and give you some range of motion back. This will also help alleviate the pressure that is causing your headache. Depending on the severity of your situation, you might need to come back for multiple chiropractic treatments to fix your issue slowly over time.
Does it work?
According to the American Chriopractic Association, “As part of the literature review, published in the March/April 2007 issue of the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, the researchers reviewed nine previously published trials and found “high-quality evidence” that patients with chronic neck pain showed significant pain-level improvements following spinal manipulation. No trial group was reported as having remained unchanged, and all groups showed positive changes up to 12 weeks post-treatment.”
Call us today at (954) 981-4355 to see the difference we can make with your neck alignment and overall sense of well being.
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- On March 19, 2015
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