Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
Chiropractic care has been shown to correct spinal misalignments and the many health issues that can arise from them. At Starkwood Chiropractic, we provide our patients with effective treatment that minimizes pain and works to treat the underlying source of your chronic pain. No other Portland, Oregon chiropractors offer such comprehensive treatment. Whether you were in a car accident and are suffering lower back pain, or if you experience constant tension headaches, our experienced and intelligent chiropractic doctors can help you.
A vast majority of people experience the occasional headache. They vary greatly in severity, from a dull throbbing pain in one part of the head to excruciating and nausea-inducing pain. There are many triggers for headaches, such as noise, lights, stress, and dehydration, to name a few. However, if you suffer from tension headaches on a regular basis, chances are that it has something to do with the tension in your upper back or neck muscles. Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. Spinal subluxations in the upper back area are the leading cause of chronic tension headaches, and usually occur after an auto accident or some other form of physical trauma. Poor posture can also put stress on the spine and the muscles in your neck and shoulders. When the vertebrae in your spine become misaligned, it can put pressure on the nerves that travel up and down your spinal column. This added pressure on your nerves can affect how well they are able to send and receive signals from the brain. This can cause many health complications, including the occurrence of frequent and painful headaches.
Portland Headache Chiropractors
If you’re looking for a chiropractor for headaches in Portland, Oregon, look no further. Here at Starkwood Chiropractic, we are no strangers to tension headaches. Our chiropractors are adept at locating spinal irregularities, safely and gently correcting them and relieving the pressure on your nerves. Chiropractic adjustments have been proven to be very effective at treating chronic tension headaches. They have even been shown to provide lasting relief long after your last visit to the chiropractor. Pain medication just masks the symptoms and is often associated with a host of undesirable side effects, including addiction.
Our Portland chiropractors can also give professional advice on nutrition. Headaches are sometimes caused by nutritional imbalances in your body, so it is important to get adequate amounts of vitamins and nutrients in your diet. If you sit at a computer with poor posture all day, it can take a toll on your back and neck muscles. We can recommend a variety of stretches and exercises designed to support your spine and reduce the tension in your upper back and neck muscles.
You don’t have to live with the pain of chronic headaches. A chiropractic adjustment from one of our Portland chiropractors could be just what you need to relieve your headache-causing muscle tension. Our patients are often amazed at how quick and effective our chiropractic adjustments are for treating headaches. Contact us today if you’d like to schedule a free consultation or if you have any questions you’d like us to answer about chiropractic care for headaches.