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Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches

Almost everyone has experienced a headache. There are many types of headaches but the most common ones involve muscle tension and abnormal movements with the neck. This abnormal movement comes from overactive soft tissues in the neck region, nerve pressure, and misalignment with the cervical vertebra. Many people who suffer from headaches take or receive over-the-counter medications, prescribed medications, pain injections, Botox injections, and even have surgery. If you have tried any of these allopathic methods and have experienced minimal to no results then look for a holistic approach. In some cases, a person can suffer the effects of headaches for years after seeing multiple specialists. If headaches are affecting your quality of life, get relief with chiropractic care.

Man with a headache needs to seek chiropractic care in Puyallup.

See a Chiropractor

The chiropractor is often overlooked in the search for headache relief, but he can be the very one to have the solution. That's because, unlike most headache specialists, he will look beyond the head for the source of the problem. Once the true source is found, it can be targeted with treatments that truly correct the issue.

What a Chiropractor in Puyallup May Find

Chiropractors often look to the neck for the source of headaches. Overactive muscles, scar tissue, damaged discs, nerve impingement, and structural alignment of the spine are usually issues. The area of
complaint, along with adjacent regions, will be assessed in order to help with longer pain relief. We live in a digital society with viewing computer screens, cell phones, and tablets. Office workers, who view a computer screen for the majority of their workday, demonstrate forward head posture and straightening of the cervical spine which will affect the function of the neck muscles and cause headaches. Years of sitting at a desk viewing computer screen will take a toll on the cervical and upper thoracic spine and cause an imbalance of muscles in the neck leading to headaches.

Eliminating Your Headache Pain

The chiropractic elimination of your headache pain will typically start with getting your neck bones and surrounding tissues back into their proper alignments. It might take a couple of sessions to experience relief and every individual responds differently to treatment. You will also be evaluated on your spinal biomechanics with your work and everyday activities, given home instructions, and corrective exercises to be active in your treatment plan.. You'll also be given instructions for changing your work environment, sitting habits, and other such things so that the improvements remain over time.

Postural problems can also cause headache pain. One of the most common sources of pain in this class is the habit of bending the neck sharply to look at your smartphone screen. In this case, the solution is to use a better posture. Therapeutic massage can help reduce pain as your body recovers.

To get treatment for your headache pain, contact us here at Rainier Sports & Spinal Rehab in Puyallup, WA and make an appointment with Dr. Earle. Our number is (253) 445-0440.