5 Ways Chiropractors Can Treat Headaches

Watch out!! Headache complaints are becoming increasingly common within our offices! What’s to blame: Technology? Stress? Exposure to toxins? Each case tends to be a little different. We can all agree that headaches are a common ailment that can greatly impact one’s quality of life. While there are a variety of treatment options available for headaches, chiropractic care is a popular and effective option for many people. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at 5 ways chiropractors can treat headaches.

5 Ways Chiropractors Can Treat Headaches

5 Ways Chiropractors Can Treat Headaches

  1. Spinal Adjustments

Spinal adjustments are a core component of chiropractic care and can help alleviate headaches. Restrictions and lack of proper motion in the spine can cause tension and inflammation in the surrounding muscles and nerves, which can contribute to headaches. Chiropractors use spinal adjustments to restore mobility in the spine and reduce tension and inflammation, which can alleviate headaches.


  1. Soft Tissue Techniques

In addition to spinal adjustments, chiropractors may use soft tissue therapies to treat headaches. These techniques can help to reduce muscle tension, improve circulation, and promote relaxation, all of which can contribute to the alleviation of headaches.


  1. Mechanical Traction

Tension originates in muscular structures, and can perpetuate headaches. Often, joints and musculature are dysfunctional, leading to restricted motion. Just like spinal manipulation, mechanical traction can help restore motion of the spine, with additional emphasis on relaxing/stretching muscles surrounding the spine that are often guarded due to pain originating in the area of complaint. Mechanical traction is effective at managing pain in most headache cases.


  1. Lifestyle Changes

Chiropractors may also recommend lifestyle changes to alleviate headaches. This may include changes to diet, exercise, and sleep habits, as well as stress management techniques such as meditation or deep breathing exercises. Within this category, postural corrective exercises are also considered. Poor posture can contribute to tension in the neck and shoulders, which can lead to headaches. Chiropractors can evaluate and correct posture issues to alleviate headaches caused by tension in the neck and shoulders.


  1. Laser therapy

Laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses low-level lasers (our offices utilize Class IV lasers) to stimulate cellular function and promote healing in the body. When used to treat headaches, laser therapy can help to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow, and promote relaxation in the affected area. This can alleviate tension and reduce the frequency and intensity of headaches.


Conclusion: 5 Ways Chiropractors Can Treat Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, chiropractic care may be a safe and effective treatment option for you. Through spinal adjustments, soft tissue techniques, mechanical traction, lifestyle changes, and laser therapies, chiropractors can help alleviate headaches and improve overall quality of life. If you’re considering chiropractic care for your headaches, be sure to speak with a licensed chiropractor to determine the best course of action for your specific condition. With the right treatment plan, you can find relief from headaches and get back to living a pain-free life.

Give us a call at 833-45-ELITE to speak with one of us, to see if we might be a good fit to treat your headaches!