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Your headaches--they are persistent and throbbing. What could be causing them? At King Chiropractic Institute in Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Urbana, and Potomac, MD, Dr. L. Neil King and his associate chiropractors see and treat many people who suffer the pain and reduced well-being which accompany frequent headaches. Fortunately, their patients find relief. Learn more here about headache causes and how modern chiropractic treatment helps.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reports that most headaches are primary headaches, and they happen due to muscular tension, stress, allergies or triggers in the environment such as:
- Loud noise
- Bright lights
- Food choices
- Sleep deprivation
Headaches can result from muscular tension in the spine, particularly in the neck. Bending over cell phones, working at computers for many hours and even sleeping in awkward positions can overstretch muscles and lead to subluxations, or misalignments, of the cervical (neck) spine.
What you can do
Here are some practical suggestions to lessen the frequency and severity of primary headaches:
- Take breaks when working at a computer (every 30 minutes, get up and stretch)
- Stay hydrated (drink several glasses of water a day, and limit alcohol and caffeine)
- Engage in regular exercise (brisk walking three times of week is fine)
- Relax, and be aware of any muscular tension in your body
- Establish a regular sleep pattern
- Avoid noisy environments with bright, flashing lights
Additionally, when you come to King Chiropractic, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination and take X-rays as needed. He will work to correct any misalignments up and down your spine, concentrating on the cervical spine.
As part of a complete treatment plan, your back doctor may advise:
- Exercises to strengthen muscles and improve your balance and posture
- Massage therapy
- Heat/cold application
When correctly aligned, your spine is well-balanced. The nerves, chemical neurotransmitters, vertebrae, blood vessels and soft tissues (intervertebral discs) work in harmony, eliminating pain and improving function.
A headache-free life
Achieve this important goal, and contact King Chiropractic for a helpful consultation. We have offices in Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Urbana, and Potomac, MD to serve you.
Stop letting frequent headaches ruin your day. Find out what could be causing your issues.
It’s amazing how much your day can really take a turn for the worse when you feel a headache approaching. Soon the throbbing and aching is too much and you have to abandon all your daily plans until it subsides. Of course, if you experience frequent headaches, you really want to know what to do to stop it. Our Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD, chiropractors offer up some common causes of headaches and how chiropractic care may be able to help.
The common culprits behind your headache could be:
- Eye strain
- Muscle tension or strain
- Lacking nutrients or a poor diet
- Alcohol or smoking
- Vertebrae misalignment
It’s not uncommon for those who work at a desk to find themselves dealing with frequent headaches due to tension or head or neck misalignments. When you seek our Clarksburg chiropractic doctor for care we will perform a spinal exam to determine if chiropractic care could improve your symptoms. More importantly, during this exam, we can tell whether there are misalignments within certain vertebrae in the spine that could be exacerbating your condition.
Since we know that no two patients ever experience the same kind of headaches, we tailor our chiropractic adjustments (or spinal manipulation) to fit your needs. We will determine if the misalignment is in the neck or the head (or both) and then through manipulation we will realign the vertebrae so they are no longer putting pressure on the nerves.
When will I experience relief through chiropractic care?
Everyone is different, but we are happy to report that a lot of patients notice a positive change very quickly. Some may even notice it after just one session. Of course, how quickly your body responds to treatment will really depend on how long you’ve been battling these issues before coming in for care.
It’s also important to note that you should still come in for regular maintenance care even if you aren’t experiencing symptoms. It will take time to retrain the muscles around the spine to work efficiently if your body has been out of alignment. Chiropractic treatment can help strengthen and reprogram those muscles to do the job they're supposed to in order to reduce your headaches in the future.
King Chiropractic is proud to offer four convenient locations in Gaithersburg, Potomac, Urbana and Clarksburg, MD, to serve you better. Whether you have questions about how chiropractic care can manage your chronic tension headaches or other musculoskeletal issues, don’t hesitate to give us a call today.