San Francisco, CA
We’ve all had those days where headaches really put a wrench in our day. From chronic migraines to more mild occurrences, there could be an underlying issue causing your pain. Headaches are not seen as a normal ache that should be ignored. They are essentially revealing that there is something else going on in your body. A good thing to know is that chiropractors can help locate the issue and help treat the root of your headaches.
Common Causes of Headaches
During our busy lives, there can be many things that can change our routine or cause us stress induced discomfort or pain. While that is not the sole cause of your headache, it can be paired with another issue that should be checked out by a specialist.
- Stress: Stress is known as a common trigger for headaches and migraines. It can make them worse or cause the pain. When you are stressed, your body is tensing up and those tight muscles don’t get much of a chance to relax. This can lead to spasms and increased tension in your body which can lead to headaches.
- Medication: Often times we go to our family doctor regarding our headaches and from those visits prescriptions are written to help ease the pain. Sometimes these medications enhance your headaches and cause more problems in the long run. We only treat with holistic care and recommend you visit a chiropractor as an alternative option.
- Spine Problem: Headaches can also be caused by an issue in your neck or spine. This is called “cervicogenic headaches”. These look like your average headaches and migraines but instead of being stress-induced, it is the result of the nerves in your neck being pinched and the muscles around the base of the head tighten up from the misaligned spinal vertebrae.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
During any assessment or treatment at one of our San Francisco area chiropractic offices, we assess the whole body to ensure total body balance including the source of your headache. While lifestyle changes can aid in avoiding future headaches, your chiropractic treatment with us will focus on correcting the issue. Our specialists will guide your body through spinal adjustments to restore misaligned vertebrae to a normal and healthy position.
Naturally Relieve Headache Pain with our San Francisco Chiropractors
We know it can be hard not to reach for that easy fix for pain relief. As experts in the spine, it is our responsibility to treat yours with the best care and natural treatments. If you can’t make it in to see us or any chiropractor for relief right away, try soothing your pain with hot and cold compresses on your head and neck to relax your muscles and calm inflammation.
Give us a call to schedule your visit with any of our chiropractors in San Francisco.