Effective Headache Treatment with Chiropractic and Active Release
Nine out of ten people in the United States, both adults and children, suffer from headaches.
Whether they are the result of a whiplash injury, stress or daily wear and tear, headaches can be exhausting. They can come in waves or be present every single day, and can literally suck the enjoyment out of life.
The good news is that Dr. McGahey has been successfully treating headaches for years using a combination of Chiropractic and Active Release Techniques. This approach can reduce and often eliminate your headaches, without the mind-numbing effects of pain medication. If you’re suffering, it may be one of the best decisions you can make.
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What Is Causing My Headaches?
While there are a number of different types of headaches, the vast majority of them are actually caused by the neck. Automobile accidents, playing sports, computer work, physical labor, repetitive stress and poor posture can all cause significant wear and tear on the neck.
With continued wear and tear, the joints and muscles of the neck become stiff and painful. Eventually that pain can start to creep into the head and behind the eyes causing a headache. Unless normal fucnction is restored to the joints and muscles, neck pain can become chronic and headaches can continue for years.
What Are The Symptoms of Neck Headaches?
Anyone who has suffered with them can tell you how closely they resemble both tension headaches and migraines. Pain usually starts at the base of the head and can travel to the forehead, temples and behind the eyes. The headache is often worse on one side and can be accompanied by throbbing or pounding, nausea, and sensitivity to light or sound. Pain and stiffness in the muscles at the base of the head, neck and shoulders is common as well.
Because of the similarity in symptoms, these headaches are often (mis)diagnosed as migraines and treated with medication. People can have them for years and not realizethat their neck is at the root of the problem, or that conservative treatment like Chiropractic and Active Release can help eliminate them for good.
Can Chiropractic Help Me?
The first step in determining whether Chiropractic can help is with a proper evaluation of the joints and muscles of the neck. With the help of motion x-ray, Dr. McGahey can direct treatment to the specific joints in the neck that are causing your pain.
Chiropractic can help restore normal function to these joints, while Active Release treatments can break up scar tissue and dramatically improve flexibility and function in the muscles of the neck and shoulders. This can provide fast, and often permanent relief of headaches, even when nothing else has helped.
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If you're tired of living with headaches, help is just a call or click away. Dr. McGahey can help you get to the source of the problem and create a treatment plan to help eliminate your pain as quickly as possible.
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