Have you resigned yourself to living with headaches? Although pain relievers can be helpful, they don't always ease headache or migraine pain. Dr. R. Brent Newcomb and Dr. Doug Newcomb in Broken Arrow, OK, explain how chiropractic treatment can help relieve your headache pain.
Chiropractors treat the source of the problem
Headaches often occur when your spinal column is misaligned. Alignment problems increase tension in the muscles in your neck, upper back and head, which can trigger headaches. Nerve irritation can also occur if you have a spinal misalignment. The irritation can cause headaches or migraines, or may make them worse.
Alignment issues are common if you've fallen, been in a car accident, play sports or participate in other activities that stress your bones and muscles. Unfortunately, your spine can also become misaligned even if you don't spend the weekend playing soccer or haven't recently been in an accident. Over time, poor posture can change the alignment of your spinal column. For instance, spending hours looking down at a smartphone or tablet can change the alignment of your spine and neck and cause headaches.
Over-the-counter and prescription medications reduce pain but they do nothing to stop your problem from occurring again. If you don't treat the cause of the pain, it's likely to recur. Chiropractic care offers a natural, drug-free way to treat headaches and migraines.
Realigning your spine is the focus of chiropractic treatment. Your treatment session at Drs. Brent and Doug Newcomb's Broken Arrow office starts with an examination and review of your medical history. In many cases, you'll receive an adjustment that will help realign your spine and neck, relieve your pain and reduce the frequency of your headaches.
In addition to adjustments, your treatment plan may also include heat and ice packs, therapeutic ultrasound, electrotherapy and other therapies. Although you'll probably begin to feel better after your first appointment, reversing your alignment issues will take a little time. Regular visits will help ensure that your condition continues to improve.
Put an end to headache pain with chiropractic treatment. Call Broken Arrow, OK, chiropractors, Dr. R. Brent Newcomb and Dr. Doug Newcomb, at (918) 251-4239 to schedule an appointment.