9 out of 10 Americans claim that they suffer from headaches. Although many people only suffer from occasional headaches many people have frequent headaches, dull or throbbing and some can be so intense they can be debilitating and can cause nausea.
Chiropractors uses movements such as stretching and manipulations of the spine to help realign the body so that it can properly heal itself. Chiropractic therapy is a natural approach that does not use prescription medication or surgery to try and solve health issues, rather they examine the patient’s spine, listen to how things happened and create a plan to help resolve health issues, or keep you at your maximum health.
Chiropractic management of headaches, St. Paul, MN
Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating tension headaches, especially headaches that originate in the neck. More than 20 studies have shown that chiropractic care can treat different types of headaches, including migraines. In other studies, 90% of patients agreed that chiropractic care greatly reduced or even eliminated migraines.
Tension Headache Relief, St. Paul, MN
Tension Headaches are often caused by subluxations in the upper back and neck, especially the upper neck, usually in combination with active trigger points. When the cervical vertebrae lose their normal motion or position, a small muscle goes into spasm and can cause headaches. Although the brain itself has no feeling, the dura mater is very pain-sensitive. Consequently, when the muscle goes into spasm and its tendon tugs at the dura mater, a headache occurs. People who hold desk jobs will tend to suffer from headaches for this reason. Chiropractic care will adjust the spine back into place, and relieve you of headaches.
Migraine Relief, St. Paul, MN
Migraine headaches are caused by a constriction of the blood vessels in the brain, followed by a dilation of blood vessels. Even people who don’t experience the classic migraine, most people can tell that an attack is immanent. Once the blood vessels dilate, there is a rapid increase in blood pressure inside the head. It is this increased pressure that leads to the pounding headache. Every heartbeat causes a shockwave through the carotid arteries in the neck up into the brain. As a result of chiropractors understanding the importance of having the body working properly, this will keep your body healthy and in top notch conditions.
St. Paul’s Chiropractic and Natural Medicine Center approach is to treating migraines is rooted in this simple philosophy: treat both the symptoms and the problem. Chiropractic care is an effective treatment technique for reducing pain. Our goal with every patient is to improve their health from the inside out. Contact St. Paul Chiropractic for any and all chiropractic and natural medicine needs. Call (651) 644-7207 for more information or to make an appointment.