How Chiropractic Care Can Help In Alleviating Headache

Tuesday, August 27th, 2019
chiropractic for headaches

Headaches are prevalent among Americans, and they can strike at any time. About 90% of women and 70% of men will suffer from a tension headache in their lifetime, while 37% of women and 21% of men will experience a headache regularly.

Many people have the belief that the cure for a headache is to grin and bear the pain until it passes. Well, the good news we are bringing today is that there are treatments for headaches and one of the treatments that you should consider is chiropractic for headaches & migraines.

What causes headaches?

Headaches can have so many causes. However, the symptoms will help your chiropractor in determining the cause and the most effective treatment that will work. Fortunately, most of the frequent headaches are not caused by extreme illnesses, but they may require immediate medical attention in some cases. Your Amarillo chiropractor can help in ruling out the different causes of your pain.

The primary causes of headaches are commonly due to overactivity of pain-sensitive structures. Many structures in the brain or around the skull, neck, nerves, muscles, and joints can play their roles in headaches. For some people, headaches can even be triggered by the foods they eat and/or a particular lifestyle.

Headaches are also caused by the pains referred to the head from the bony structures or soft tissues in the neck. This kind of headache is referred to as cervicogenic, meaning it originates from the cervical spine or the surrounding structures. This will include irritation of the joints in the cervical spines, which can transfer pain to the head.

How Chiropractors help in the Treatment of Headache

You will need the assistance of an experienced chiropractor in Amarillo, like Dr. Jeff Williams at Creek Stone Integrated Care, who will perform a comprehensive examination and history. This will help determine if the symptoms are emanating from the surrounding structures like the muscles or the joint dysfunction of the spine. The work of the chiropractor is also to rule out other possible causes of the pain.

By performing a thorough examination and history, the chiropractor may be able to help you in determining if any of your lifestyle factors may be responsible for the frequent headaches that you experience.

Dr. Williams, your Amarillo chiropractor, will help you in deciding the best treatment option and also provide answers to the many questions that you have. The treatment options available at the chiropractor include spinal mobilization or manipulation, soft tissue therapy, and so many other modalities. All chiropractors should recommend exercises to correct your postures as well.

If the issue is a neck dysfunction, the chiropractor can mobilize the areas involved. That can help alleviate headaches.

How effective is Chiropractic treatment for a headache?

Those people suffering from chronic headaches have benefited from chiropractic care. In Australia, a study reported that 72% of sufferers in a trial experienced noticeable improvements after being subjected to chiropractic care.

Lifestyle Adjustments

Exercise routines, changes in the diet, and sleep can have so many effects on migraines. For example, an irregular sleep pattern can trigger migraines, so it is essential to learn some sleep techniques to help in easing the pain from this condition.

Engaging in regular exercise can also improve the condition. And also, a regular meal plan is one way through which you can protect yourself. You can start by keeping a food diary as this will not only give you a pointer on how to make healthier foods but also assist in the identification of foods that can trigger migraines.

How we can help

If you are suffering from painful migraines and this is taking much of your time as you are not allowed to carry out your usual daily activities, then you might want to consider us. Creek Stone has one of the best chiropractors in Amarillo, and our compassionate team will not only help you with the best and most effective chiropractic adjustment, but we can also provide you with knowledge on how to take control of your health.

Our lead chiropractor is a specialist in orthopedics and has an advanced certification in whiplash biomechanics and traumatology. Dr. Williams has finished his study towards his certification as a Diplomate in the Academy of Chiropractic Orthopedists and will get certified later in the year.

We can handle it so call us now at 806-355-3000.
Creek Stone Integrated Care
Jeff Williams, DC
3501 SW 45th St., Ste. T
Amarillo, TX