Relying too much on medications to mask your symptoms means that many people may never treat the root cause of their headaches.
Those same people also become more at risk for experiencing medication rebound headaches - yes, you read that right. Medication overuse will almost certainly lead to more headaches.
Chiropractors use a number of safe, non-invasive, non-pharmacological treatments for headaches. These include lifestyle education, manual or device-assisted spinal adjustments, spinal mobilization, heat/ice, massage, advanced soft-tissue therapies, and even strengthening and conditioning exercises as you'll see next.
Most people are familiar with the hands-on aspect of chiropractic care for daily headaches, and our clinicians are highly trained in performing gentle and effective spinal adjustments. This training allows us to use our hands to apply a small force to a specific spinal joint. When the force is applied, you might hear a slight pop, and some people feel immediate relief!
3. We Give Guidance That Includes Therapeutic Exercises
As we just noted, yes, chiropractors often incorporate strengthening and conditioning exercises into their patients' care plans.
We want you to find lasting relief after all, and movement goes a long way!
Deep neck flexion exercises are great for treating the cervicogenic headaches we covered above.
Other active care techniques and exercises are another component of chiropractic care for daily headaches that can be performed from the comfort of your own home to help you ease your headaches between your appointments.
It's time to bring an end to that throbbing in your head, and we're here to help!
You don't need to continue to live in pain.