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Headaches

Headaches

Can a chiropractor really get rid of my headaches?

It will help to understand what causes most headaches. Your spine protects your nervous system, which starts with the brain and becomes the spinal cord. When the vertebrae in your neck are unable to move properly and accompanied by muscle tension, it irritates or puts pressure on the nerves in that area. That causes headaches. To correct this problem (called subluxation) a chiropractor gently adjusts the vertebrae to regain joint mobility and muscle flexibility. Since most headaches are caused by subluxations, they will soon disappear.

Why would I have spinal problems in my neck?

There are many reasons. As your body grows and matures, falls, sports activities, injuries, motor vehicle accidents, bad posture or simply the stresses and strains of daily life can cause spinal problems. It is also very common for headache sufferers to experience neck pain and stiffness.

But my headaches are migraines.

Migraine headaches are usually severe and sharp, throbbing in nature, and generally affect one side of the head. Tension headaches tend to occur frequently, last a long time and are characterized by a dull, steady pain that feels like a band of pressure around the head. But despite these differences they are closely related. Chiropractic care has been proven to be extremely effective in treating migraine and tension headaches as well as neck pain and stiffness.

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