Headache Relief

Headaches occur in people of all ages and lifestyle factors. Some people only deal with them occasionally, while others suffer on a more consistent basis. Fortunately, you can find relief in the form of chiropractic care. Learn more about how in the guide below from Dr. Brown and the team at Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness in Spartanburg, SC.

What Causes Headaches?

A headache can stem from many different things – even being tired. Some people develop a headache in reaction to the food they eat or something in their environment. However, many people suffer due to one or more problems in their musculoskeletal system.

A common problem is stress. When we suffer emotional stress, it tends to cause tension in the neck and shoulders, which leads to a tension headache.

Spinal misalignment, herniated discs, and nerve compression can also be the culprits. Sinuses are also a common cause, as is poor blood circulation.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

Chiropractic care can be an invaluable asset in headache treatment and relief. Your chiropractor will begin by determining what is at the root of your pain and assessing your musculoskeletal system. They’ll also gather information about your lifestyle, daily habits, work, activity levels, and more.

Using the information gained and the physical assessment, they can develop a treatment plan that will address the underlying cause and any additional factors that contribute.

For example, they might discover that your headache pain is caused by neck tension that is a result of your desk job. With such information, they can combine methods that relieve your tension while also addressing your posture and work environment.

As headache pain and its causes vary among sufferers, treatment is personalized. The following are some methods used for relief.

  • Adjustments, as proper alignment is critical to neck and shoulder health
  • Massage therapy, as this can relieve tension that might be the source of pain
  • Electrical muscle stimulation, which can further help reduce tension
  • Therapeutic exercises, which are specific movements that can stretch the muscles, strengthen the neck, and improve posture
  • Lifestyle adjustments, which are recommended according to the specific habits and other factors that contribute to your suffering

Headaches don’t have to be a constant companion in your life. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Brown at Southern Palms Chiropractic and Wellness in Spartanburg, SC, by calling (864) 256-1437 today.