Headache & Migraine Treatment
It's true that almost everyone has suffered from a headache, some more than others. The main cause of headaches is mental stress in the form of muscular tension. Allergies to certain foods and toxins in the environment, and high blood pressure are also common causes of headaches.
When the neck muscles are too tight, they pull the neck vertebrae out of alignment because these muscles attach to the spinal vertebrae. In turn, the mis-aligned vertebrae inflame the nerves in the neck, causing more muscle spasm, headaches or migraines.
How Chiropractic Can Help You
In order to properly help your headaches and migraines, chiropractors perform "adjustments", or manipulations, to your spine. These treatments reduce or eliminate the inflammation on the nerve or in the surrounding soft tissue, like your muscles, tendons or ligaments. With the inflammation gone and your range of motion is restored, you'll have no more muscle tension, which dramatically improves the likelihood that your headaches will be gone.
Dr. Schillinger uses a variety of adjusting techniques, which allows you to choose a treatment style that's most comfortable for you.
A major benefit of chiropractic care is that it does not require medications or surgery.
Because Schillinger Chiropractic and Wellness Center is focused on patient education, you'll learn the lifestyle changes you'll need to make (in exercise, diet, stress management) in order to maintain your spinal health on your own.
The first step to enjoying relief from Headache & Migraine is to schedule a free consultation at our San Rafael office to discover if Dr. Schillinger can help you.