Most people tend to associate chiropractic treatment with back and neck pain, but spinal manipulation has also been shown to offer relief from headaches. According to the American Chiropractic Association, nine out of ten people suffer from headaches at some point. There are a number of different causes for headaches, but many types of primary headaches develop from tension in the neck (cervical spine). The chiropractors at King Chiropractic offer treatment for a range of spinal and orthopedic conditions.
Headache Relief in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana, and Clarksburg, MD
You have probably heard that sitting is the new smoking, or of a relatively new phenomenon known as "text neck," which results from spending too much time bent over a phone or tablet. As people become more and more sedentary and interacting with devices, the posture suffers and the risk for ergonomic injuries and other health problems increases. If you are suffering headaches due to neck strain or tension, a chiropractor may be able to provide relief.
There are a few types of headaches:
- Tension headaches
- Cluster headaches
- Sinus headaches
- Rebound headaches
Tension headaches are the most common type and affect almost everyone at some point. Tension headaches stem from common lifestyle factors like poor diet, lack of sleep, stress and anxiety, lack of exercise and poor posture. Cluster headaches are commonly confused with seasonal allergies because they tend to occur at a certain time of year and may cause similar symptoms such as watery eyes and nasal pain and congestion, but they are actually believed to be caused by irritation and strain of the trigeminal nerve in the face. Tension and cluster headaches are the most likely to benefit from chiropractic treatments like spinal adjustment, massage, lifestyle change recommendations, and physical therapy.
Find a Chiropractor in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana, and Clarksburg, MD
If you are suffering from headaches, neck or low back pain, chiropractic treatment may help. For more information, contact King Chiropractic to schedule an appointment by calling 301-926-5200 for Gaithersburg, 240-403-7103 for Potomac, 301-874-9002 for Urbana, or 240-745-2151 for Clarksburg, MD.