How Chiropractic Care Can Help Reduce Headaches and Migraines
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches or migraines, you may be feeling frustrated and helpless. You might think that there’s nothing that can fix it, but that is not the case—you don’t need to rely on prescription or over-the-counter pain medication forever, there are effective treatments available to help reduce your pain and improve your quality of life. At North Alabama Spine and Rehab, Dr. Adam Shafran and his team have successfully treated hundreds of patients who experienced chronic headaches and migraines by using chiropractic care.
Many doctors have difficulty diagnosing and treating headaches because there are so many potential causes, but the expert chiropractors at North Alabama Spine and Rehab understand that headaches often originate from imbalances in the neuro-musculoskeletal system—in other words, an imbalance of the nerves, muscles, bones, ligaments and tendons that make up our bodies.
When these systems are out of balance or not fully functioning properly due to misalignments in the spine or neck joints, it can create tension in these areas that eventually leads to a headache or migraine. This tension can be caused by everyday activities such as sitting at a desk for long periods of time or having poor posture while working on a computer. The spinal adjustments performed by Dr. Adam Shafran and his team release this built-up tension by realigning the spine and neck joints and improving function throughout your entire body.
Chiropractic care also helps rebalance your nervous system through physical therapy techniques such as massage therapy, muscle stimulation therapies like ultrasound therapy, electrical stimulation therapy (EST) which uses an electrical current to stimulate muscles into healing themselves more quickly. At North Alabama Spine and Rehab, we also discuss customized corrective exercises including stretching movements designed specifically for you; lifestyle advice; relaxation techniques; stress management training; ergonomic evaluations (assessment of your workplace environment); and education about proper body mechanics (how to move safely).
By addressing all of these areas simultaneously instead of just one symptom at a time, Dr. Adam Shafran and his team can get to the root cause of your headache or migraine, rather than just treating its symptoms.
How Can Chiropractic Care Reduce My Headaches?
Are you suffering from chronic headaches or migraines? If so, you may feel like there’s no end in sight. But the truth is, you don’t have to live with the pain. At North Alabama Spine and Rehab, our experienced team of chiropractors and physical therapists can help rebalance your nervous system, reducing your headaches and migraines.
You may be surprised to discover that there is a very close relationship between the positioning of the spine and the function of the nervous system. Just a few joints out of place, either in the neck or back, can pinch off the nerves that send electrical signals to your brain. This can create all kinds of symptoms, including headaches and migraines. Our chiropractors rely on spinal manipulation to reduce tension in the neck, shoulders, back, hips, and other areas which can cause head pain. This technique helps relieve pressure in the spine which improves mobility of the joints as well as reduces inflammation in the area. It also releases endorphins which act as natural painkillers to reduce headache symptoms.
Why Do Nervous System Imbalances Cause Headaches?
The nervous system controls everything we do including how we move, how we feel emotions, how we think, our reactions to stimuli in our environment, etc. When this system is out of balance due to stress or trauma (such as a car accident or head injury), it can lead to an array of physical symptoms like headaches or migraines due to miscommunication between nerves and muscles throughout the body. As such, addressing these imbalances is key to reducing headache frequency and severity levels over time.
How Does Chiropractic Rebalance The Nervous System?
Chiropractic care works by adjusting misaligned vertebrae in order to restore proper communication between nerves throughout the body. This helps ensure efficient information flow between muscle groups which reduces tension in specific areas that cause head pain such as neck stiffness or shoulder tightness. Essentially chiropractic adjustments help realign your spine so that your nervous system can better self-regulate itself without interference from external forces or sources such as stress or injury-related trauma. This ultimately helps restore balance to your nervous system which leads to fewer headaches in the long run!
Migraine and Headache Treatment – Decatur and Huntsville, AL
If you’re suffering from chronic headaches or migraines due to nervous system imbalances, don’t give up hope—there is a solution! The team at North Alabama Spine Rehab will develop a personalized treatment plan tailored specifically for you that includes spinal adjustments as well as physical therapy techniques such as massage therapy and corrective exercises. Contact us today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Adam Shafran! We look forward to helping you find relief from those painful headaches and migraines once and for all!