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A Safe and Effective Way to Treat Headaches
Headaches can range from mildly uncomfortable to excruciating, and they are one of the most common reasons for taking over-the-counter medication and visiting a doctor. While it’s always a good idea to consult with your doctor — especially if your headache is severe, it’s accompanied by other symptoms, or it lasts for several days — for most people, a simple visit to the chiropractor can alleviate their pain.
There are many different types of headaches and even more causes. One of the most common is a tension headache. Although they aren’t life-threatening, they can make you feel miserable. Another common type of headache is a migraine. This much more serious form of headache is often accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light and sound, nausea, vomiting, and more. For those who suffer from either migraines or tension headaches, chiropractic treatments may be able to help.
At Flex Chiropractic in Lexington and Columbia, we offer a wide range of services that are beneficial for the treatment of headaches.
Spinal adjustment, also known as spinal manipulation, is used to relieve pressure on joints, improve nerve function, and reduce inflammation — and these are all common causes of headaches. Oftentimes, your spine can be out of alignment without you even knowing it, other than having chronic headaches. In as little as one treatment, some patients are able to get relief from pain that has bothered them for weeks or even months.
Massage therapy is an important tool for promoting total body health and wellness. It may also be able to treat many of the things that cause headaches. Massage helps to loosen stiff muscles, reduce swelling, and increase blood flow to specific areas — which is beneficial for effective healing. It also helps to promote stress reduction which is one of the leading causes of headaches.
Spending hours a day sitting at a desk or in a car can wreak havoc on your back. It can also lead to sciatica or bulging discs. When this happens, you’re more likely to suffer from headaches as well. Spinal decompression can help take the pressure off of your lower back, and in turn, relieve your headache.
Dry needling is a safe and painless treatment used to treat a variety of issues, including headaches. Very thin needles are inserted into the trigger points that are causing pain. This helps to activate the immune system and increase blood flow. If your headaches are caused by pain in your back or neck, dry needling may be able to help provide relief.
There are dozens of different things that cause headaches, but the most common ones can often be treated by your chiropractor. Flex Chiropractic takes a holistic approach to healing by offering several alternative therapies like massage and dry needling in addition to the standard treatments like spinal manipulation.
Stop living on pain relievers and anti-inflammatories and address the root of the problem. Make an appointment with Flex Chiropractic in either Columbia or Lexington to learn more about chiropractic treatments for headaches or to schedule an appointment.