Chiropractic Care for Headaches?

Tension headaches, migraine headaches, poor-posture headaches, TMJ headaches... What do these have in common? They're all such a headache. Did you know that headaches are the third most popular reason for adults in America to seek chiropractic care? A 2011 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics concluded that chiropractic care- mostly via spinal manipulation- is an effective treatment method for migraines, headaches that originate in the neck, and tension headaches. One of the several reasonings behind the chiropractic relief of migraines (especially) is that adjusting and stretching the bones, joints and bodily tissues can change the way blood vessels operate (since throbbing blood vessels are the physiological cause of migraines). Not to mention, a good adjustment can just leave you feeling really… good. And for TMJ sufferers, having tension in the spine alleviated can then reduce pressure on certain nerves that cause TMJ-associated pain and headaches. The main reported results of regular chiropractic care for headaches are a long-term reduction in the frequency, duration and intensity of the headaches, so we invite you to come see what we might be able to do for YOUR headaches!

Bryans, R., Descarreaux, M., Duranleau, M., Marcoux, H., Potter, B., Ruegg, R., & White, E. (2011). Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, 34(5), 274-289.