Searching for natural and lasting headache relief? Dr. Laura Russo at Suwanee Family Chiropractic in Suwanee, GA, is the chiropractor to have on your team.
Headache Relief Through Chiropractic Care
Sometimes, headaches are the result of mental stress, not getting enough sleep, dehydration, or something you have consumed. However, they are often caused by an issue in the musculoskeletal system. The good news about this is that chiropractic care can provide headache relief through natural and non-invasive techniques. Learn more about how in this guide from Dr. Russo and the team at Suwanee Family Chiropractic in Suwanee, GA.
Common Causes of Headaches
Musculoskeletal injuries include but are not limited to:
- Whiplash and other car accident injuries
- Slips and falls
- Herniated discs
- Misalignment in the neck or back
- Nerve compression
- Tension in the neck and shoulders, which are often related to stress or leaning over a digital device
- Sitting for prolonged periods with poor posture
Such injuries and habits can cause chronic pain, including headaches.
How Can Chiropractic Care Help?
Chiropractors employ various techniques that can reduce or eliminate headaches. Treatment begins with an in-depth understanding of your symptoms and any lifestyle habits or factors that might contribute to your suffering. A thorough physical assessment is also completed to determine the underlying cause.
This information-gathering and assessment allow the chiropractor to develop a customized treatment plan for your needs. The techniques provided depend on the individual and may include any, all, or a combination of the following.
Adjustments and Manipulation
When a misalignment is present in the neck or back, it can cause tension, herniated discs, nerve compression, and more. All of these can lead to headaches. Therefore, most treatment plans include restoring alignment through adjustments and manipulation.
Compression in the neck and back also tends to lead to herniated discs and nerve compression. Spinal decompression is a method that gently stretches the neck and back, creating space for the discs and relieving nerve compression.
Electrical Muscle Stimulation
Muscle tension and spasms can be difficult to eliminate but can easily lead to tension headaches. Electrical muscle stimulation or EMS sends small pulses to the muscles, causing them to contract and release. This relaxes the muscles and allows them to take in fresh, nutrient-rich blood they can use to repair themselves.
Chiropractic massage is also beneficial for relieving tension. It also helps improve blood flow, which can help eliminate headaches.
Experience lasting headache relief by calling (770) 831-7556 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Russo at Suwanee Family Chiropractic in Suwanee, GA, today.