There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end, fast! This has produced a huge market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache. Because headaches are so common, some people think that getting a headache is just a normal part of life, but headaches are a sign that something’s wrong.

A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting your head properly. They’re not moving right. This can affect nerves, muscles, and even the blood supply to your head. When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce throbbing headaches. Aspirin and medications may cover up these warning signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.

If you’re a good chiropractic candidate, your care will consist of a schedule of chiropractic adjustments and other treatments. These help normalize spinal function, help restore essential spinal curves, improve circulation and reduce nerve irritation. Many patients report fewer and less severe headaches. Headaches are one of the easier problems to relieve in chiropractic. Most are fixed in a couple to a few short treatments and some require additional “tune-ups” here and there.

If you’re suffering from headaches and need a chiropractor near the Elizabeth, Mckeesport, & Clairton PA areas and you want natural relief and treatment, don’t wait, schedule your appointment today! 412-673-0990

How long will I need chiropractic care?

Treatment times vary based upon 3 factors: age, overall health, & the severity of your problem to begin with. Most problems require a few visits to treat. It takes time for the muscles, ligaments, & soft tissue around the joints being adjusted to adapt to their repositioning. Just like when people have teeth that need repositioned, it takes awhile for the braces to move them back in place for the same reason. Some patients see quick improvement and then immediately discontinue their care. They often suffer a relapse since muscles and soft tissues have not had time to fully heal. Others discover that degenerative changes to their spines make periodic checkups a worthwhile investment. We’ll make recommendations, but how long you benefit from chiropractic care is up to you.