Chiropractors offer treatment for more than just back pain. At Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture in Westport, CT, we provide headache treatment. Our range of treatments aims to relieve pain and support overall health.
Common Causes of Headaches and Migraines
Headaches and migraines have several main causes. One common cause is spinal or cervical misalignment, which can interfere with nervous system function and lead to muscle tension. Muscle tension is also a common trigger for headaches. It can be caused by spinal misalignment, stress, frequent use of phones or other devices, and injuries or accidents. If you experience neck pain or stiffness, it is likely due to muscle tension. Poor posture is another contributor to headaches. It puts unnecessary stress on your body and can cause spinal misalignment.
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches
Chiropractors offer various treatments for headaches and migraines. The treatment process begins with an examination to determine the underlying cause of your headaches. Your chiropractor then focuses on treating the cause rather than just the symptoms.
Chiropractic adjustment is the core of chiropractic care. Your chiropractor will assess if you have any misalignments and use gentle pressure and thrusts to correct them. Proper spinal alignment can relieve headaches and migraines caused by misalignment. It can also alleviate muscle tension, a common trigger for headaches. Proper alignment supports good posture as well.
Acupuncture, a system of traditional Chinese medicine, has gained popularity in the West. During an acupuncture session, an acupuncturist will insert thin needles into the skin. This technique helps relieve blockages in meridians, which are believed to cause a range of health issues, including headaches.
Since muscle tension can trigger headaches, massage therapy can be an effective treatment. Massage helps relax tense muscles, providing pain relief and supporting alignment. It also improves blood flow, aids lymphatic drainage, and reduces stress. Massage therapy is often recommended in conjunction with chiropractic adjustment.
Therapeutic exercises can be beneficial for treating headaches. Your chiropractor will demonstrate exercises tailored to address your specific issues. These exercises improve flexibility, reduce muscle tension, enhance range of motion, and strengthen weak muscles. Over time, they help improve posture and maintain proper alignment.
Nutritional and Lifestyle Advice
Your chiropractor may also suggest nutritional and lifestyle changes. Nutritional recommendations may include avoiding trigger foods, staying hydrated, and taking supplements. Lifestyle advice may involve implementing an exercise regimen, limiting device usage, and maintaining proper posture.
Contact Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture
If you suffer from headaches or migraines in Westport, reach out to Westport Chiropractic and Acupuncture at (203) 227-4474. Our headache treatments include chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, massage therapy, and more.