Is Chiropractic Treatment in Falls Church Effective For Headaches?
Research shows that spinal manipulation performed by doctors of chiropractic has been proven effective in treating tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. Studies found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.
Majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Sedentary activities and spending hours in one fixed position (such as sitting in front of a computer), will increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck and upper back causing a headache to develop.
Steps you can take to prevent headaches:
- Make sure you stay hydrated by drinking at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day.
- Avoid spending hours in one fixed position, such as in front of a computer, typing or reading. Instead take a break hourly and stretch the neck and upper back muscles. Stretches should take your head and neck through a comfortable range of motion.
- Low-impact exercise such as walking and aerobics can help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches.
Our Chiropractor in Falls Church will complete a thorough history and physical examination to determine the nature and cause of your headaches. Then treatment will follow by performing spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and decreased muscle spasm. Also you will be instructed on performing daily stretches to avoid tightness in the neck and upper back.