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Find out how chiropractic treatment could improve your headaches.
Headaches are a real pain! While all people will experience a headache at some point, there are others that deal with frequent headaches. In fact, about 1 in every 20 adults has a headache every, or nearly every day, according to WHO. If you are having trouble getting your headaches under control or if you are looking for a drug-free way to treat your headaches, then your chiropractors in Broken Arrow, OK, Drs. Doug & Brent Newcomb can help.
What causes headaches?
To find out if you could benefit from chiropractic treatment, it’s first important that you pinpoint the cause of your headaches. One of the main causes is muscle tension. Blame all those hours we spend sitting in front of a computer in one position. Over time this can lead to joint and muscle problems in the shoulders, neck and back that can cause headaches. Common habits that we do every day could lead to tension headaches. These habits include,
- Driving for hours without moving or stretching
- Sitting in front of the computer all-day
- Looking down at your phone persistently throughout the day
- Teeth clenching
If tension is triggering your headache, then our chiropractors in Broken Arrow, OK, can help you.
What will a chiropractor do?
If you suffer from headaches brought on by muscle tension, there are several things they may do to help reduce tension:
- Perform spinal manipulation, or adjustments in order to realign parts of the spine to take stress off certain areas and improve functionality and mobility, all while reducing pain and inflammation.
- Massage therapy and other manipulative techniques may also be used to improve how the body functions as a whole to reduce headaches.
- Lifestyle choices, such as a healthier diet, better ergonomics in the workplace or ways to improve posture.
All of these things together can greatly reduce your headaches. We can even show you certain exercises and techniques that you can perform during the day to reduce tension and irritation to the muscles and joints, which could stave off a potential headache.
If you are looking for a drug-free, non-invasive, and safe way to combat your headaches, then chiropractic treatment may just be the best way to treat your symptoms.
Interested? Give us a call
Are you ready to sit down with us and find out how chiropractic treatment may be able to alleviate your frequent headaches? If so, call Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK, today at (918) 251-4239 to schedule a consultation.
Is your shoulder giving you trouble? Find out if chiropractic care could help.
Has just the simple act of brushing your hair suddenly made you realize that your shoulder hurts? If certain everyday habits have suddenly become a challenge due to shoulder discomfort, chiropractic care could be the way to get you back to your normal routine. Here at our office in Broken Arrow, OK, your chiropractors, Drs. Doug & Brent Newcomb, are here to help treat your shoulder pain—read on to learn more!
Causes of Shoulder Pain
You know your body—if something doesn’t feel right and you’re concerned then it’s time to see a chiropractor in Broken Arrow, OK. Our chiropractor treats shoulder pain caused by,
- Rotator cuff issues and injuries
- Tendinitis and bursitis
- Punched nerve
- Frozen shoulder
- Overuse injuries
- Bone spurs
When you come into our office, our chiropractor will ask you a series of questions regarding your pain (e.g. "Does the pain radiate to other areas?" or "Do you feel the pain in both shoulders or just one?"). Next, we will examine the shoulder, moving it through a series of positions to check mobility, function, and range of motion. Imaging tests such as x-rays or an MRI may also be necessary to make a diagnosis.
You should see a doctor as soon as possible if your pain is severe, or if there is bruising, tenderness, or heat radiating from the joint. You may decide to treat the pain on your own at first to see if it goes away. While some minor strains and injuries can heal by themselves, if the pain persists for weeks despite rest and home care, then make sure to give us a call.
How Chiropractic Care Can Help
Along with determining the cause of your shoulder pain, we can also employ a variety of safe, effective treatment options that don’t rely on medication or surgery. Chiropractic treatment involves different manual therapies that help realign the bones, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and other soft tissue of the body to improve how the body functions as a whole. Chiropractic adjustments are beneficial because they:
- Reduce pain and inflammation
- Stimulate the body’s natural healing response
- Improve blood flow and circulation
- Improve mobility and functionality
- Loosen tight joints and muscles
- Reduce stress
- Improve athletic performance
- Boost overall wellness and wellbeing
Even if your shoulder pain is due to a chronic condition such as arthritis, getting regular chiropractic care can help get your pain under control and improve your quality of life.
Need Relief? Give Us a Call
If you are dealing with shoulder pain, Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK, can provide you with the exercises, rehabilitation, and care you need to eliminate your pain. Call our office today at (918) 251-4239 to schedule an appointment.
Find out how regular chiropractic care could improve your migraine symptoms.
People who experience migraines know pain. Migraines are severe and sometimes debilitating headaches that can make someone nauseous, as well as painfully sensitive to light and sounds. If you struggle with migraines and don’t want to constantly turn to medication, it might be time to find out how our Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Drs. Brent and Doug Newcomb, can help you.
Getting Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Today, there is more and more evidence to prove the effectiveness of regular chiropractic adjustments on migraines—but just how exactly are these throbbing headaches affected by spine alignment? Well, when areas of the spine aren’t properly aligned, it can affect nerve output, thus causing tension in areas of the back, shoulders, and neck. As you might imagine, this constant tension can also lead to migraines.
When you turn to chiropractic care from our Broken Arrow office, we may recommend different options to treat migraines including spinal adjustment, massage therapy, physiotherapy, and other forms of manipulation. Our chiropractor can also provide relaxation techniques to help reduce stress and tension, which in turn can prevent migraines from forming in the first place.
Furthermore, chiropractic care doesn’t just provide physical relief. It also reduces stress, which can be a trigger for migraines. Regular massage therapy, deep breathing, and meditation can all help patients get their stress levels under control, consequently reducing the frequency of migraines.
Changing Your Lifestyle
It’s also important to understand your triggers so that you can make the appropriate changes to your daily routine. After all, everything from sleep to diet to exercise can all trigger migraines. Therefore, it’s important to exercise regularly, sleep enough hours every night, and eat healthy, balanced meals throughout the day. Tracking what you eat can also help you pinpoint if there are certain foods that could be triggering your migraines.
Our chiropractor can help you pinpoint certain habits that could be triggering your migraines and recommend certain lifestyle modifications. We don’t just provide spinal realignments and manual therapy, but also overall wellness. Our goal is to help you pinpoint the source of your migraines and find the most effective solutions for treating them.
Need Relief? Give us a Call
Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK, has helped countless patients better manage their migraines and headaches. If migraines are affecting your life, call our office today at (918) 251-4239 to schedule a consultation.
Do you suffer from jaw stiffness, frequent headaches and other symptoms of temporomandibular joint dysfunction (TMJ)? Chiropractic care, offered by your Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Drs. Brent and Doug Newcomb may offer a simple solution to your painful problem.
What is TMJ?
TMJ affects the hinge joints in the jaw, located just below your ears on both sides of your face. A complex system of bones, ligaments, tendons and muscles keep jaw movements smooth and comfortable. If any of these structures become misaligned, damaged or stressed, you may experience TMJ symptoms.
What are the symptoms of TMJ?
Jaw pain and stiffness are the symptoms most often associated with TMJ, but they're not the only ones. If you have the disorder, you may also experience:
- Headaches, particularly in the morning
- Difficulty opening or closing your mouth
- Temporary jaw locking
- Popping or clicking sounds when you move your jaw
- Bite problems
- Stiffness in the muscles of your neck, shoulders and upper back
- Ringing in your ears, ear pain or fullness in the ears
- Pain and tingling in your face or chin
Why do I have TMJ?
It's not always possible to determine the cause of TMJ, but certain factors may increase your risk. You may be more likely to develop the disorder if you grind your teeth while you sleep, have a bite problem or a previous jaw injury, feel stressed often, or have fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis.
How can my Broken Arrow chiropractor help me?
Your chiropractor will develop a treatment plan for you after a thorough examination and a discussion of your symptoms. Chiropractic treatments can be helpful in reducing pressure on your nerves by easing tension in the jaw. Once the pressure is relieved, you'll experience less pain. Treatment may also involve relaxing tight muscles in the joints of your neck, back and shoulders.
Improve your TMJ symptoms with chiropractic care. Call your Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Drs. Brent and Doug Newcomb, at (918) 251-4239 to schedule an appointment.
Find out how a chiropractor could help prevent tension headaches.
From stress to sitting over a computer screen all day, there are a variety of factors that not only impact your physical health but can also lead to tension headaches. If you’ve ever spent an afternoon rubbing your temples at your desk, then you know all too well how much a headache can ruin your day. If you get tension headaches regularly, you may just want to consider visiting our Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Drs. Brent and Doug Newcomb.
What is causing my tension headaches?
There are a variety of factors and everyday habits that could be causing your tension headaches. Some of these factors include,
- Working at a computer for hours on end
- Driving for long periods of time
- Clenching your jaw
- Cold temperatures
- Poor posture
Also, anytime that your back and neck muscles are overstretched, they can weaken, which, in turn, leads to tension headaches.
How can a chiropractor help alleviate tension headaches?
While there are certain things that you can do every day to reduce your risk for developing tension headaches, visiting our chiropractic office in Broken Arrow, OK, can more immediately provide you with the relief that you need. If you are looking for a simple, drug-free treatment option, chiropractic care may be the best approach for you!
If your tension headaches are due to a misalignment in the spine, then we can help readjust and improve the health of the spine through simple options like massage therapy and spinal manipulation (also known as chiropractic adjustments). We can also provide you with specific exercises and stretches that you can do each and every day to reduce your tension headaches.
If your tension headaches are stress-related, regular chiropractic sessions also have the ability to promote relaxation and reduce your stress. This, in turn, can reduce the severity and frequency of your headaches. Of course, before we begin treatment, we will discuss with you the number of sessions that you may require. Even once you’ve experienced improvement in your symptoms, it’s often still a good idea to continue to come in for maintenance sessions to prevent your headaches from returning.
Don’t let tension headaches dictate your daily routine. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, you may want to schedule a consultation with our Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic in Broken Arrow, OK, to find out how your body could benefit from regular chiropractic treatment.