If you suffer from chronic headaches, experience relief with the help of Dr. Jon Walwick of Walwick Chiropractic in Escondido, CA.
Common Cause of Headaches
One of the most common causes of headaches is actually neck and shoulder tightness. This tightness can come from a variety of things, including:
- Poor posture
- Misalignment in the spine, which causes neck and shoulder muscles to overcompensate
- Injury, such as whiplash due to a car accident
Chiropractic Solutions for Headaches in Escondido, CA
Headaches that start in or are caused by issues in the neck are referred to as cervicogenic headaches. These types of headaches can typically be best treated through chiropractic solutions. Dr. Walwick provides the following treatments and more to help address the symptoms and the root cause of headaches in Escondido, CA.
Spinal Adjustments and Manipulation
When the spine is out of its proper alignment, several things can go wrong and cause pain. Muscles begin to overcompensate, which leads to tension, fraying, and swelling. And the tension can decrease the range of motion. Misalignment can also put pressure on nerves, which can cause pain, numbness, and weakness.
Spinal adjustments and manipulations are designed to realign the spine. When everything is back in its proper place, tension is relieved, pressure is taken off of joints, and the range of mobility increases. Additionally, a properly aligned spine can make it easier to sit and walk properly, which can relieve additional tension.
There are several types of massage available to help relieve the tension in the neck and shoulders. Through massage, your muscles relax, which helps with pain and discomfort. Additionally, when there is less tension in the muscles around the spine, adjustments and manipulations can be more effective.
Therapeutic exercise can help to strengthen the muscles in the neck and shoulders. When muscles are strong, it’s easier to hold your neck up without creating tension. This is especially effective when you sit at a computer all day or are constantly looking at a device.
Lower Level Laser
Lower level laser therapy uses light to target and heal the source of pain. It’s commonly used especially to treat an injury in the neck that is causing headaches.
Don’t suffer from headaches in Escondido, CA any longer. Call Walwick Chiropractic at (760) 741-2805 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Walwick .