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If you want a solution to your frequent headaches, you might want to look beyond over-the-counter pain medication. Chiropractic care from Dr. Doug Newcomb and Dr. Brent Newcomb of Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic could help you manage your headaches in Broken Arrow, OK.
Types of Headaches
Several types of headaches exist with the most prevalent types including:
- Tension headaches
- Cervicogenic headaches
Tension headaches can feel like a tight band around your head. It could occur for only a brief moment or might last days or weeks for people with chronic tension headaches. Migraines could present as a throbbing headache radiating from one part of your head. You might also experience light and sound sensitivity. Cervicogenic headaches occur due to tension in your upper spine and the pain is referred to your head and face.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches
Pain medications don't heal the cause of your headaches. Rather, they mask the pain. That's why, after the effect of the medication wears off, your headache returns. Studies show that chiropractic care is effective at relieving headaches. Unlike medications that only cover up the pain, your Chiropractors at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic work on relieving the cause of your headaches in Broken Arrow, OK.
For instance, tension headaches could be due to tension in your muscles from staying in an uncomfortable position for too long. Taking painkillers might not reduce that muscle tension. However, a session with your chiropractor might help relieve some of that muscle tension to relieve your discomfort.
How Chiropractic Care Can Manage Your Headaches
Before your chiropractor can help with your headaches, they need to diagnose and assess your condition. If you're a Broken Arrow, OK, resident with chronic headaches then you should schedule a consultation with your chiropractor at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic for an assessment.
Your chiropractor might use the following interventions to help manage your condition:
- Soft tissue therapy
- Manual therapy
- Acupuncture, electrical stimulation, and ultrasound
- Lifestyle changes
Don't limit your treatment for headaches in Broken Arrow, OK, to medication alone. Call 918-251-4239 to schedule a consultation with your chiropractors at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic to discover how chiropractic care can help you manage your headaches.
Learn more about our chiropractic approach to addressing your headache symptoms here in Broken Arrow, OK.
Are you dealing with frequent, debilitating headaches that make it difficult to focus on work or, well, just about anything? Tired of having to rely on pain meds that only dull the pain but don’t actually treat the underlying issue? You may be surprised to know that tension in your neck could be causing your headaches and that our Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors Drs. Doug & Brent Newcomb can provide an effective approach to treating and managing tension headaches.
Are my headaches caused by tension?
Many things can bring on a headache, including skipping meals, your environment, stress, or certain foods; however, about 95 percent of headaches are primary headaches often caused by tension.
We lead very sedentary lives these days. If you are someone who spends most of the day in the same position, particularly at your desk, then chances are good that you do have tension in the neck, back and shoulders. Yes, this could very well be causing your headaches.
How can a chiropractor help me?
There are certain steps that you can take right now to prevent headaches. If you sit in a fixed position during the day, it’s always a good idea to get up and stretch every 30 minutes, particularly your head and neck. Make sure that you are staying hydrated throughout the day (as dehydration can also lead to headaches) and consider ways to make your desk and office space more ergonomic.
Of course, regular chiropractic care from our team of Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors can also help to alleviate tension in the head, neck, and shoulders to reduce the severity and frequency of your headaches. Here are the primary ways in which we can help headache sufferers,
- We can provide regular spinal manipulation and adjustments to alleviate tension, improve spinal mobility and function, and boost blood flow. Spinal manipulation improves how the body functions as a whole without resorting to pain medications that don’t target and treat the underlying cause.
- We can provide advice and recommendations on everything from exercises, proper posture, ergonomics, and nutrition that can improve your health and reduce your risk for headaches. We can even work with you to foster a work environment that isn’t as likely to cause tension and impact spinal function.
If you are fed up with tension headaches ruining your day, our Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors can help. To schedule a consultation with the team at Newcomb Chiropractic Clinic, call (918) 251-4239 today.
Broken Arrow, OK residents might consider talking to a qualified chiropractor such as Drs. James, R. Brent and Doug Newcomb of Newcomb Chiropractic to help find relief from headaches.
Headache pain is one of the most common – and debilitating – maladies out there. Headaches can vary in pain and intensity, from the annoying to the excruciating. While about five percent of headaches turn out to be symptoms of other underlying medical issues, the vast majority are caused by other triggers such as certain foods, noises, or other environmental stimuli.
In some cases, maybe you know what causes your headaches – a certain food, for example. And more often than not, you probably just treat your headache yourself with a little rest and over-the-counter pain relievers such as aspirin.
But what if there are more effective ways to prevent and treat those headaches?
That’s where your Broken Arrow, OK chiropractor can be of help.
Your Broken Arrow, OK chiropractor has extensive education and training in the problems of the lower back and spine and knows how problems of the spine can interconnect to all areas of your body.
Your Broken Arrow, OK chiropractor also knows that a large percentage of headaches are caused by muscle tension in the neck. That happens more and more today because people tend to be more sedentary.
So what can you do to help prevent headaches?
Once you have professionally ruled out any other underlying medical conditions as causing your headaches, the American Chiropractic Association (ACA) suggests the following:
- Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration
- Don’t clench your teeth.
- If you spend a lot of time in the same position, such as sitting in front of a computer, you should take breaks every 30-60 minutes to stretch.
- When you stretch, you should do simple exercises that put your head and neck through a comfortable range of motion
- If you tend to suffer from dull, throbbing headaches, avoid heavy exercise. Try walking or some other low-impact activity instead.
Your Broken Arrow, OK chiropractor might suggest one of several treatment options, including, but not limited to:
- Performing spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustment to improve spinal function and ease the stress on your body
- Provide nutritional advice
- Suggest vitamin supplements
- Provide advice regarding posture, ergonomics, exercises and relaxation techniques.
If you are seeking the services of an experienced chiropractor in Broken Arrow, OK, to help you find relief from your headaches, consider contacting Drs. R. Brent and Doug Newcomb at Newcomb Chiropractic. For more information call 918-251-4239 or visit the website at www.newcombchiropractic.com.