Headache Treatment With Chiropractic
When you have a headache, your first instinct may be to reach for over-the-counter pain medication. Instead, consider seeking chiropractic care with Dr. Miller at Big Bend Chiropractic.
Headaches are a widely experienced ailment. Around 9% of men and 12% of women in the U.S. experience at least 1 to 2 headache episodes each month. Furthermore, about 4% of the U.S. population suffers from frequent headaches, or headaches that occur at least 180 days per year. Headaches have become a social and economic burden for many individuals.
Chiropractic treatment has emerged as a natural solution for headaches by using targeted care that focuses on pain points. Chiropractic care can help to reduce neck and spine pain that causes painful headaches to develop.
What Causes Headaches?
Scientists have identified more than 300 causes for headaches. Some of the most common causes include:
- Excessive screen exposure
- Excessive noise
- Harsh light
- Lack of sleep
- Caffeine withdrawal
- Sinus issues
- Neck injury, including whiplash
The right course of treatment can be dependent on the source of your headaches. By determining the cause of your headaches, Dr. Miller can develop an individualized treatment plan that will address your specific needs. Whether this includes lifestyle changes, massage therapy, or rehabilitation, we are ready to support your route to recovery.
How Can a Chiropractor Help?
Chiropractic care is becoming more and more common for treating headaches. In fact, surveys show that 10-25% of patients initiate chiropractic care for relief. Most headaches are caused by strain in nearby soft tissue. While medication can temporarily dull this pain, it cannot provide lasting or preventative relief.
Chiropractic care focuses on targeting tension and inflammation in the neck and spine that causes discomfort. By manually applying gentle pressure to these pain points, Dr. Miller is able to reduce tension and stretch out muscles. Incorporating the body’s nervous system structures promotes the release of tension and allows your body to function at its highest capacity.
Headache Relief in Tallahassee
Next time you find yourself suffering from a headache, think twice about reaching for medication. Schedule an appointment with Big Bend Chiropractic in Tallahassee and find pain relief that will encourage long-term wellness.