Headaches are a common and dreadful part of life. Headaches can range from inconvenient to debilitating. Chiropractic has been proven to be an effective treatment for headaches. At DePietro Chiropractic and Wellness, we offer headache treatment for residents in Peckville, Taylor, and the surrounding communities.
Types of Headaches
There are two types of headaches. Primary headaches are common and account for 95% of all headaches. When you experience a primary headache, the headache itself is the concern. The other type of headache is a secondary headache. Secondary headaches are caused by an underlying condition and can be very serious.
Headache triggers vary from person to person. They can include loud noises, bright lights, environmental factors, and certain foods. Lifestyle factors often play a role as well. Too little sleep, stress, poor nutrition, excessive exercise, and inactivity are also possible triggers.
You may be surprised to know that many headaches originate from tension in the neck. The two common types of primary headaches, migraine and tension headaches, are caused by muscle contractions in the head or neck. You may even notice that your neck is stiff or sore when you experience a headache.
Visiting a Chiropractor Can Help
Chiropractors specialize in spinal and joint manipulation. Spinal misalignment can play a role in causing headaches. When the spine or neck is out of alignment, it causes tension in the neck, which can lead to headaches.
Spinal misalignment can also disrupt the flow of the nervous system. The nerve pathways become blocked, making it difficult for the body to communicate signals properly. When the body is brought back into alignment, the pathways become clear. This alignment can soothe the nerve irritation that was responsible for your pain. Spinal alignment allows your nervous system to function properly, which can also reduce your headaches.
Treating Headaches at Home
In addition to the adjustments, our chiropractor will discuss what you can do at home to reduce your headaches. We will recommend exercises for your neck and shoulders to help relieve your tension and maintain flexibility. Posture correction exercises may also be recommended. Ergonomics can be helpful as well, particularly if you spend a lot of time using a desk or computer. If you are tilting your head down frequently, this can lead to tension in the neck. You should be able to look straight ahead and see your work. You can also take stretching breaks once an hour to prevent muscle stiffness.
Headache Treatment at DePietro Chiropractic and Wellness
Dr. DePietro will perform an evaluation and discuss our treatment options. You will get a personalized treatment plan that will address your headaches and other issues that you may be experiencing. If you are suffering from headaches and live in Peckville, or Taylor, contact DePietro Chiropractic and Wellness today at (570) 291-4450.