Chiropractic and Headaches
Updated: Sep 29
Many people are unaware of how treatment with chiropractic and headaches are linked. Many headaches start from tension in the neck. If your neck and upper shoulders seem to be the place that you hold most of your stress, it is highly likely you will also have headaches.
Simple and safe chiropractic adjustments to the spinal joints in your neck will help your nerves function more normally and when combined with stretches to your upper back muscles will usually reduce the frequency and intensity of the headaches you are having. Chiropractic adjustments can also be given to kids that are having issues with headaches.
One of the biggest things you can do at home to help yourself reduce the number of headaches, neck pain and shoulder pain is limit your time on-screen. Whether it is your computer, laptop, ipad or tv, it stresses your neck out the more you use it. Following this advice at home along with seeking care from a qualified chiropractor will help you feel better.
When you have an active headache and aren’t able to see us in the office right away, make sure to get an ice pack directly on to your upper neck and base of your skull.
If you or a family member are having problems with headaches, call our Plymouth office today and we will be happy to answer your questions. 763-553-0387