Headaches can be a result of a wide variety of causes, but some of them may not be as obvious. Take your neck for example. If your cervical vertebrae are out of alignment, they put pressure on the corresponding nerves that travel to your head. This means headache relief could be a few chiropractic adjustments away.
- The first 3 nerves that leave your spine go to your head
- The nerve that controls the side of your head and face (5th cranial) originates from the 2nd cervical spinal nerve
- Pinching of the 11th cranial nerve results in spasm and pain in the neck muscles that radiates up to the head
- Tight muscles in the neck can put pressure on nerves to create pain and difficulty moving
When you visit Chiropractic Healing Center to experience relieve from headaches, we will perform a thorough health assessment at your first visit. During this examination, we will thoroughly inspect your head, neck, upper back and cranial nerves for mobility and function. At that point, we will be able to determine if an alignment issue is causing your pain and create an individual treatment plan to bring you relief and healing.
In addition to chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Cheree may also recommend the addition of therapeutic massage or acupuncture to your care plan. These natural therapies compliment your chiropractic care and can accelerate the healing process.
If you are tired of relying on aspirin or other over-the-counter pain relievers to get you through your day, it’s time to try chiropractic care. At Chiropractic Healing Center, we will help you feel better without the use of drugs so that you will be able to achieve total body wellness. Call to schedule your appointment today.