Chiropractic Care for Your Underlying Issues

 Chiropractic Care for Your Underlying Issues

Headaches are very common. In most cases, headaches cause brief discomfort and resolve on their own. But some people experience headaches so severe that they’re unable to work or function during an attack. If you’re struggling with recurrent headaches, chiropractic care provides a medication-free treatment option for getting relief from chronic headaches. 

Our team at Beverly Hills Headache Institute is in your corner and devoted to helping you get effective headache and migraine relief. We use a multimodal approach to treating headaches and considers you as a whole person when creating a treatment plan. 

Spinal manipulation can help relieve migraines and headaches that originate in the neck, including tension headaches. Learn more about how chiropractic care can help ease your headaches.

Headache pain and your spine

Each person experiences headaches differently, so how your headache affects you is as unique and individual as you are. 

There are many types of headaches. The three most common headaches are migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.

There are many things that can trigger headaches, from certain foods to stress. However, many headaches are linked to tension in the neck (cervical spine). Misalignment of the spine can set off a chain of physiological events that contribute to headaches. 

Modern lifestyle habits that have you sitting in front of a computer or mobile device displaces the spine from its natural alignment. This sets the stage for tension in the spine as it compensates for the unnatural positioning. As you spend more time in a fixed position with less-than-stellar posture, the risk of headaches increases. 

Chiropractic care for headaches

Chiropractic care offers several effective approaches for managing headaches. When you visit Beverly Hills Headache Institute, our chiropractor, Jay Dvorsky, uses his 20 years of experience, along with evidence-based principles, to develop a care plan to ease your headaches. Your treatment plan may include the following approaches.

Spinal manipulation

The goal of spinal manipulation is to realign the spine to restore its natural position. This eases stress on parts of the spine that have been overcompensating for poor posture. For your part, practicing good posture after spinal manipulation helps to optimize and maintain your results. 

Spinal manipulation involves applying pressure on specific points of the spine using a device or hands-on approach. To relieve headaches, treatment is often focused on the cervical spine. However, if you have other imbalances in the spine contributing to your headaches, Dr. Jay manipulates the corresponding areas to realign your spine. 

Joint mobilization

He may also certain joints to reduce headaches. This begins with evaluating intervertebral mobility and identifying pain in a specific cervical segment or the tissue surrounding it. When Dr. Jay determines joint mobilization is an appropriate approach to relieve your headaches, the technique is applied to reduce pain and increase joint mobility. 

Neck flexion exercises

Building and strengthening your neck flexor muscles helps to support your neck and ease the workload and pressure on your cervical spine. Your provider may recommend that you perform neck flexion exercises as part of your treatment to relieve headaches. Strong neck flexor muscles can help relieve headache pain by improving cervical spine support. 

Dr. Jay can teach you the exercises and supervise you to ensure that you’re performing them correctly. 

Craniocervical mobilization

Craniocervical mobilization uses gentle force to encourage smooth cervical spine movement. This technique is an effective approach for the long-term management of headaches. Dr. Jay determines which approach, or which combination of approaches, is best for relieving your headaches.

Painful headaches can prevent you from functioning at your best and having a good quality of life. With chiropractic care, you can manage your headaches and get back to living with less pain. 

To learn more about managing headaches with chiropractic care, call our office and speak with a knowledgeable team member to schedule an appointment. You can also use our website booking form to send your request online

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