Headache Treatment in Matthews NC
Headaches are one of the most common conditions in the United States. Studies show 50-75% of adults experience headaches in the past year and 30% of those cases are migraine related. Most treatments for headaches include regular medication and abortive medications. While these medications help, they only mask the headache symptoms and do not help treat the underlying cause.
Many headaches are cervicogenic or arising from the neck region. A misalignment in the neck can cause nerve pressure leading to neve pain radiating to the head and other areas of the neck and upper back. At Planck Chiropractic & Rehab we provide Headache treatment in Matthews, NC and the surrounding Charlotte region focusing on these issues in the cervical spine.
Do you suffer fromheadaches? If so, you aren’t alone. Many people suffer from persistent or occasional headachesat some point in their lives. Headaches are something that many people have but don’t address and treat properly.
Common factors that lead to headache:
- Subluxations or misalignments in the cervical spine
- Tension in the neck
- Stress and anxiety
- Bright lights
- Loud noise
- Teeth clenching
- Bad posture
- Food sensitivities
- Lack of sleep
- Depression hormonal changes
Stress and bad posture can result in chronic headaches, that’s why many individuals who work at a desk suffer from chronic headaches. Our physicians at Planck Chiropractic and Rehab are trained at detecting the root cause of your headaches. We then treat the spine and surrounding structure to relieve nerve pressure that could be causing your headaches.
Some Long-Term Effects of Headaches:
- Chronic fatigue
- Nausea or vomiting
Chiropractic care has long been used to successfully treat headaches and get to the underlying issue causing your nerve pressure and pain. The upper cervical spine, particularly the 1st and 2nd vertebra in the neck controls your rotation and has the most nerve involvement with cervicogenic pain going from the neck to the head. Evaluation and treatment of this area and the surrounding tissues often leads to a reduction or resolution in headaches. Dr. Planck and his staff are highly trained in diagnosing and treating these regions of the spine.
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