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Does Chiropractic Headache Treatment in Ridge Farm Really Work?

Written By Ridge Farm Back Pain Center on December 1, 2020

rsz headache1Headaches aren’t just painful – they’re exhausting. 

Dealing with chronic pain can leave you feeling like a shell of yourself. You can’t fully enjoy what’s going on around you when you’re struggling with pain. 

Fortunately, there’s a remedy: An all-natural headache treatment from your Ridge Farm chiropractor. 

What Causes Chronic Head Pain?

According to the CDC, over 25% of people aged 18-44 years struggle with chronic headaches. Women are twice as likely as men to suffer from head pain. 

The most common causes of headaches include: 

  • Muscle tension
  • Pinched nerves in the neck
  • Poor eyesight
  • TMJ disorder
  • Dehydration
  • Nutrient deficiencies
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Illness

Your Ridge Farm chiropractor can diagnose the cause of your headaches and recommend various treatment options, including: 

  • Dietary changes
  • Drinking plenty of fluids
  • Lifestyle changes (less alcohol, more exercise)
  • Stress reduction techniques 
  • Exercises for a stronger core and better posture
  • Ergonomic changes in the workplace
  • A trip to your dentist or eye doctor

Chiropractic Headache Treatment – Why It Works

In addition to the above recommendations, your chiropractor will create a custom headache treatment plan. Your plan will include spinal adjustments, which can have a profound impact on your pain. 

When your spine is out of alignment – including the cervical (neck) spine, it can result in muscle, joint, ligament, and tendon strain. The strain causes tension and can put pressure on your nerves. The nerves of your upper back, shoulders, and neck feed your head as well. So, if you’re experiencing nerve compression anywhere along the spine between your head and shoulders, you can experience headaches.

Spinal adjustments realign the spine, releasing pressure and reducing tension. Patients experience significant improvement in their pain levels, sometimes immediately after treatment. 

Adjunct Treatment Options for Chronic Headaches

In addition to recommending chiropractic adjustments, Dr. Todd J. Georges might also suggest acupuncture therapy. It all depends on the root cause of your pain and your unique needs. 

Dr. Georges, a certified acupuncturist, can provide this complementary service, which can promote good energy, blood, and lymphatic flow. 

Acupuncture can clear blocks in your meridians that can lead to various health conditions, including headaches and low back pain. If acupuncture is something that you’re interested in, talk to Dr. Georges to find out how it can benefit you.

Tired of struggling through life with chronic headaches?  Call our office at (217) 247-2473 to schedule an appointment to learn how chiropractic headache treatment can benefit you.

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