Not all headaches are created equally. If you have had to endure headaches, you know that statement is true. Headaches can be caused by work stress. They can also be caused by being out in the bright sun without a break and getting a bit dehydrated as a result. They can occur when driving in the rain or snow and being forced to squint because of the refraction of other cars’ headlights shining in your eyes. Headaches can also hit us without warning and for no apparent reason at all. The headaches described above likely pale in comparison to the dreaded migraine headache. Chiropractic care, and specifically the chiropractic care provided by the staff Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab Center, can reduce the frequency and intensity of your headaches.
Non-Invasive Headache Treatment
The treatment (or treatments) we recommend and employ for headaches can differ from person to person because the causes of headaches can vary so much. Fortunately, though, our treatments are highly effective in response to the vast majority of causes of headaches. Our treatment options are non-invasive and do not rely on over-the-counter medications.
Chiropractic adjustments, which is also often called spinal rehabilitation, chiropractic rehabilitation, and spinal alignment, among other terms–simply means aligning the vertebrae of the spine so that the skeletal system supports the body in as optimal a way as possible. It should be noted that it is a simple term to describe, but not an easy process to effect. Aligning the vertebrae of the spine requires specific training and experience. When a chiropractic adjustment is applied correctly, the renewed alignment of the spine allows related parts of the body to work more efficiently as well. If your headaches are the result of tension held in the neck and shoulders, aligning the spine can reduce the stress in those areas, resulting in improvement of related headaches.
Personalized Treatment Reducing Headache Pain
An adjustment of the spine is often accompanied by massage therapy, which further relaxes the muscles that may be contributing to headaches. Massage breaks up lactic acid, which accumulates in the muscles, adding to stress in those muscles. The body’s immune system recognizes the lactic acid after it has been released by massage and attacks it. Putting the immune system to use makes it stronger, and headaches can be reduced as a result.
Similar processes can be used in the treatment of migraine headaches too. In all cases, we will work with you to determine the most accurate causes of your headaches and the most appropriate treatments for you. If you would like to schedule an appointment with our staff, call us at (763) 205-3781.