Head & Neck Pain
Don’t Let Pain Hold You Back
Chronic stiffness and headaches can be a pain in the neck. Let our skilled chiropractors help relieve your pain.
Headaches, while not usually an indicator of serious illness, is a major cause of pain and suffering, lost work, and doctor visits. Generally, if a patient suffers from debilitating headaches, chiropractic care may offer drug-free relief from their symptoms.
Most headaches originate in the muscles (tension headaches), joints (cervicogenic), blood vessels (migraines), or sinuses. Additionally, they can be the result of systemic conditions such as low blood sugar or a fever. Numerous studies have examined the efficacy of chiropractic manipulation for reducing the severity of some types of headaches. A recent study from Duke University found that chiropractic spinal manipulation was superior to other manual treatments. It resulted in more sustained improvement for cervicogenic headaches and had significantly fewer side effects. Overall, the treatments provided longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than commonly prescribed medicines.
The neck is a sensitive area of the body. The neck serves as a bridge between our brain and the rest of our nervous system. Because we can move our neck in almost every direction, its flexibility can also make it susceptible to injury. Every day, your neck has to sustain the weight of your head while also being subjected to daily motion. As such, it is not uncommon to feel pain based on the way you sit at work, or from a quick and sudden turn of the head.
The area of the neck, from the base of the head to the top of the shoulders, is a common source of pain. Neck pain is often caused by strain or injury, such as from a fall or whiplash suffered in an automobile accident, as well as from age, spinal stenosis, degenerative disc disease, and overuse. Overall, neck pain can limit movement of the head and back and cause muscle spasms and swelling of the joints. Chiropractic care (such as manual chiropractic treatments, Active Release Therapy, and Cox Flexion-Distraction) are all effective means of targeting your neck pain, relieving these symptoms, and helping speed recovery.