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Struggling with Chronic Headaches? Try These Nonsurgical Treatments

Struggling with Chronic Headaches? Try These Nonsurgical Treatments

Living with chronic headaches can be debilitating. The pain, the inability to focus, and the impact on daily life can take a significant toll on your well-being. While medication can provide temporary relief, many people seek chiropractic care to address the root causes of their headaches.

Pamela V. Ford, DC, at Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center in Carrollton, Texas, offers nonsurgical, medication-free solutions for chronic headaches that can help you take control of your life and overall wellness.

Check these facts about chronic headaches and how chiropractic care can help.

Understanding chronic headaches and chiropractic care

Chronic headaches occur more than 15 days per month for at least three months. Contributing factors include stress, poor posture, muscle tension, spinal misalignment, and underlying health conditions.

A quick trip through your local grocery store or pharmacy reveals significant aisle space devoted to headache remedies. These medicines promise to relieve headache pain and often do a good job, at least temporarily.

As a chiropractor, Dr. Ford is interested in uncovering the root causes of your headaches and treating the source of the pain rather than masking the symptoms.

Benefits of chiropractic care for chronic headaches

Chiropractic care addresses the relationship between the body's structure—particularly the spine—and its impact on your overall health. Misalignments in the spine (subluxations) can disrupt the nervous system, leading to various health issues, including headaches.

For instance, tension-type headaches, by far the most common headache type, are often associated with increased stress, inadequate sleep, poor posture, and tightness in the muscles and ligaments that support the spine.

A cervicogenic headache is another kind of headache type that originates in the cervical spine (neck) with referred pain in the head, often related to slipped discs, pinched nerves, and other issues associated with spinal misalignment.

This headache type is often associated with poor office ergonomics and prolonged screen time, causing you to slouch over your desk, phone, or laptop for hours daily.

The primary benefit of chiropractic care for chronic headaches is a holistic approach to health. Dr. Ford is interested in relieving your pain and preventing future headaches by identifying and addressing the issues causing discomfort.

What to expect during chiropractic care for chronic headaches

Dr. Ford starts with a thorough evaluation and detailed discussion of your symptoms. She then develops a personalized treatment strategy that may include:

Spinal adjustments

Dr. Ford performs gentle spinal adjustments during a chiropractic session to correct misalignments. Doing so alleviates pressure on the nerves, promoting better nerve function and reducing headache frequency and intensity.

Physical therapy

Dr. Ford is also a physical therapy specialist who uses various techniques, exercises, and modalities to restore pain-free mobility and function. For chronic headaches, physical therapy addresses muscular imbalances, improves posture, and enhances overall body mechanics.

Your comprehensive treatment strategy may also include:

Schedule an evaluation with Dr. Ford at Serenity Chiropractic & Family Wellness Center today by calling the office or requesting an appointment online.

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