An adult human spine typically consists of 26 moveable segments: seven cervical vertebras, twelve thoracic vertebras, five lumbar vertebras, one sacrum, and one coccyx (tailbone). Intervertebral d ...View Article
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If you suffer from headaches or migraines, then you know how the sudden onset of a headache can leave you bent over in pain or unable to concentrate as a deadline looms. Pills may offer temporary relief, but they do not stop the headaches from coming back another time. If you are looking for a drug-free way to treat your tension headaches, or a way to reduce the frequency of headaches, Soloman Chiropractic can help. Learn more about how we can alleviate headaches and migraines naturally for our patients in Phoenix, Paradise Valley, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, and Glendale, AZ.
Muscle tension is a major cause of headaches. As more individuals remain in one position for a sustained period of time (while working at a computer or watching television), the muscles get fatigued and become tight. Reduced physical activity also causes muscle tension. Since individuals suffering from tense muscles may feel too tired and sore to exercise, the problem gets worse.
Stress is another common cause of headaches and migraines. With busy schedules, family obligations, or work duties, the stress can quickly pile on. If you are not practicing stress relief through exercise, meditation, family time, or another tactic, you risk getting headaches (and suffering other health problems) from stress.
Our chiropractor, Dr. Mike Soloman DC, can gently loosen tight neck muscles and ligaments, reducing pressure and muscle tension. With less tension, you will experience fewer headaches. After our chiropractor reduces the strain on your neck muscles, we can continue to perform periodic adjustments to maintain spinal and neck alignment and ensure that tension does not return. Because our approach is drug-free, you can use it with or instead of traditional migraine treatment.
Dr. Mike Soloman, DC, can demonstrate stretches that you can do at home to keep your neck muscles loose and ward off headaches. We can also offer nutritional advice, or recommend supplements to take, for improved health and reduced stress. If we think it will help you, we can suggest ergonomic or lifestyle adjustments that alleviate muscular tension and promote healthy posture. Sometimes, a change to your seating or your diet can lead to better posture, less stress, and fewer headaches.
A Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center study found that chiropractic adjustments (or spinal manipulation) gave almost immediate improvement for headaches that originated in the neck. Additionally, this treatment method had fewer side effects than taking prescription medication and provides longer-lasting relief.
Another study found that those who completed just four weeks of chiropractic adjustments and then ceased treatment nonetheless found sustained relief from headaches in contrast to patients who just took medication.
If you have let headaches or migraines keep you from being productive, participating in favorite hobbies, or enjoying life, why not trySoloman Chiropractic to find relief from the pain? Call us at 602-254-2454 or complete the online appointment form to set up your appointment and receive a free initial consultation.