Let’s start with the good news: Headaches are not “normal.” And in most cases, headaches can be fixed.
We hear this all the time: “Oh yes, I get headaches, but they’re just normal.”
Listen closely: There’s no such thing as a normal headache.
Can Chiropractic Help Headaches?
A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is when the bones in the neck or upper back get misaligned. When vertebrae lose their normal position or range of motion, it affects nerves and blood vessels to the head. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce throbbing headaches.
Medications can cover up the warning signs, but they do nothing to correct the underlying structural cause. That’s exactly what specific chiropractic adjustments do: correct the underlying structural cause of the headache.
Types of Headaches Chiropractic Can Help With
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Sinus headaches
- Migraine headaches
- Neurogenic headaches
- Stress related headaches
Good News for People With Headaches!
In our experience, most headaches are caused by a problem in the spine. If that is the reason for your headaches, we have good news: We can help you.
Whether you’ve been living with headaches for days or decades, please don’t keep suffering any longer.
Dr. Martin has a special interest in helping people get rid of headaches because that’s what got him on the path to becoming a chiropractor in the first place. In high school he had a wrestling injury that resulted in extreme neck pain and severe headaches. He tried a number of different things, but nothing and no one could help him until he finally went to see a chiropractor. There, once the originating problem was corrected in his neck, he finally experienced relief. The experience was powerful enough that he decided to go to Palmer College of Chiropractic and become a chiropractor himself.
Dr. Michael Petchauer (on the left) is the chiropractor who fixed Dr. Martin’s neck back in high school. He has been a professional mentor and dear friend to Dr. Martin in the decades since then.
Signs Your Headache Could Be Coming From a Problem in Your Neck
If you experience any of the following symptoms, give us a call to schedule a complimentary consultation. There’s a very good chance that Gonstead chiropractic could be the solution you’re looking for.
- You have pain behind the eyes
- You have pain that makes you dizzy
- You have pain in your temples
- You have pain in the back of your head on one or both sides
- You have pain that goes down the back of your neck into the tops of your shoulders
- You have a spasm in your shoulders that radiates up into your neck
- You have a headache that persists for three or more days
- Your child complains of a headache that lasts for more than one hour
Children and Headaches
A lot of kids have headaches but lack the vocabulary to know how to explain it. If you see your child squinting or rubbing his neck or head or seeming more tired than normal, that could be a sign he or she is experiencing headaches.
In our office we offer a complimentary consultation so you can find out more without any having to make any commitment. Why not schedule today and see if chiropractic can help with your headaches?
Get Lasting Relief From Your Headaches
So your back hurts. Maybe you can’t even remember the last time it didn’t hurt. You’re popping Ibuprofen like they’re Skittles, and you’re wondering if you might get a little relief from yoga. Is it safe to practice yoga when your back hurts this much? Well, maybe....
PLANKS. Planks engage the abdominal muscles and back muscles, stabilizing the spinal column and mimicking proper lumbar alignment. To do them right and protect your back: Start on your forearms to avoid shoulder strain. Keep your abs tight the entire time. Do not let your back sag. Square your hips with the floor. Have someone take a picture or set up a timed photo/video so you can check whether your back is straight. This is a better way to confirm your posture than using a mirror, because the mirror requires you to twist your neck in the middle of the pose.
Comparing options of yoga, massage, PT, surgery, or a chiropractor in Durham for back pain.
At Precision Chiropractic of Durham, a consultation is a conversation, not a commitment.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Martin to see how Gonstead chiropractic care can help you reach your overall health and wellness goals.