Hi, I’m Dr. Nicole with Sleigh Family Chiropractic and today I’m going to talk about how chiropractic care can help relieve headaches.
Subluxations and Headaches
So a lot of times headaches typically arise when there are subluxations within the bones of the neck. So that means that the joint is not able to function how it should, or the joint is out of alignment, that puts pressure on the nerve. And those are the nerves that typically travel up into the head so it can create a headache. So with chiropractic care and adjustments, what we do is you can see on the spine here, that when a joint is out of alignment, it puts pressure on the nerves and specifically in this upper portion are the nerves that go up into the head. So as we start to take the pressure off the nerve, realign the spine and restore motion into the joint, it opens that nerve back up relieving headaches. So there are three styles of adjustments that we typically use to treat neck pain and headaches. The first one is a more manual style of adjustment, which means you might hear some audible cracking and popping the second one is a little more gentle in which it will use a drop table so that means the table the patient will flip over onto their stomach piece is going to pop up underneath the patient’s head and as pressure is applied to the specific joints that need realigning the table is going to the last final adjustment is the most gentle it uses what’s called an activator. And with that it is going to send an impulse into the joint to perform the adjustment. All three sets of adjustments have the same outcome which is to restore the motion into the spine and resolve your headaches.
Hopefully that gives you a better idea as far as how chiropractic can help relieve your headaches. And if you have any questions feel free to drop them below or give the office a call!