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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.
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.