If you have to deal with frequent, persistent, or severe headaches, you know what it is like to suffer a loss of quality of life. No pain is fun to deal with, but there are some kinds of pain that can be tolerated more easily than others. Headache pain, however, leaves us with the feeling that there is no escape. If you have a lot of reading to do while your ankle is sprained, you can raise your foot and wrap your ankle in ice in order to get the reading done. But if you have a lot of reading to do and you have a headache, the chances are good that you will have to do that reading through the headache. Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab can help you overcome persistent headaches using natural headache relief methods.
Non-Invasive Headache Treatment
Some headaches respond to over-the-counter medications, so you may be able to complete the tasks you have in front of you, but those medications only mask the causes of your headaches. While there are many causes of headaches, many headaches can benefit from chiropractic treatment. That is because chiropractic treatment is an excellent source of improving blood flow, and many types of headaches are caused by blood flow to the brain that is lower than normal.
Headaches can be caused and made worse by stress. If your stress manifests in a tightness of the muscles of your neck and shoulders, it can result in persistent headaches. We can help relieve your stress with massage therapy treatment. Manipulation of the muscles in your neck, shoulder, and back may be enough to reduce the discomfort of an immediate headache, and it can also provide longer-term relief that can help you avoid future headaches. If the stress you are experiencing is manifesting in your neck and shoulders is made worse by a misalignment of your spine, muscle tightness in your neck and shoulders is likely to come back fairly quickly without chiropractic intervention. In this case, we would likely recommend combining massage therapy with a chiropractic adjustment.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
Acupuncture is also an effective treatment of headaches, especially if your headaches occur often. Using acupuncture not only improves blood flow, it is proven to spark the body’s own healing capacity by stimulating the nervous system. By strengthening your body’s immune system and achieving better alignment and muscle relaxation, you should notice a reduction in both severity and frequency of your headaches. Call us at (763) 205-3781 to schedule a time for our staff to help you get rid of your headaches.