Headache Treatment with Chiropractic Care
Headaches aren’t just painful, they can also make it difficult to perform everyday tasks, from driving a car to studying for school. Chiropractic headache treatments can help you curb the pain and allow you to enjoy your daily life again without having to rely on pharmaceutical solutions.
How Chiropractic Headache Treatment Works
Pharmaceutical solutions for headaches can result in dependence issues and even worsen headaches in the long-term, resulting in so-called medication overuse or rebound headaches.
Chiropractic headache treatments offer an all-natural alternative. Additionally, chiropractors don’t just address the headache’s pain, which is just a symptom of another issue. They pinpoint the actual cause of the pain. Here’s how they do it.
Improve Spinal Alignment
The spine’s vertebrae are precisely stacked on top of one another. When these vertebrae are misaligned – for example, due to a traumatic injury like a car accident or chronic bad posture – pressure is put on the surrounding muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves.
This tension can radiate through the spine and up to the neck, resulting in a tension headache. Spinal decompression realigns the vertebrae, alleviating this physical stress – and the related headache.
Reduce Muscle Tension
The fasciae are the connective tissues of the body’s musculoskeletal system. When the fasciae are damaged, they put pressure on surrounding muscles and constrict them. The resulting physical stress contributes to tension headaches.
Myofascial-release therapy is one solution. This chiropractic technique involves applying gentle pressure to stretch and alleviate tension from the fasciae and muscles.
Improve Sleep Quality
Migraines are a particularly severe type of headache characterized by symptoms like throbbing pain, nausea, vomiting, and light sensitivity. Insomnia is also a trigger for migraines. Research suggests that chiropractic care can improve sleep quality, presumably by removing stress and tension from the body.
Comprehensive Headache Treatment in Santa Clara, CA
Dr. Fataneh Hooshdaran, D.C of Chiropractic USA has 15 years of experience in pain alleviation and can determine which of the above techniques is best suited to your needs. After a thorough consultation, she will create a care plan tailored to your unique patient profile.
Schedule an appointment now, or call our office at (408) 244-7677.