Chiropractic effectively alleviates many painful conditions, including headaches and migraines. The nervous system conveys messages from the brain to the rest of the body. Communication can be interrupted by stress, injury, and the wear and tear sustained by the body from daily activities. When this occurs, headaches and other health concerns may arise.
Traditional medicine tends to treat the symptoms without identifying the underlying causes of health conditions. A Norwalk headache doctor utilizes a natural approach to address root causes without subjecting patients to the side effects typically associated with medications. Furthermore, chiropractic therapies do not involve surgery.
Chiropractic seeks to optimize the body's potential for normal functioning by restoring motion and proper nerve transmission while correcting spinal misalignments or other skeletal abnormalities. Chiropractic adjustments are performed manually to put the spine back into alignment to activate the body's natural healing processes. Adjustments are painless and often provide relief quickly.
A number of headaches (including tension headaches, the most common type) begin in the neck. Headaches can also be caused by lower spinal anomalies that contribute to physical stress, which causes the body to try to compensate. Such problems can also limit range of motion in the neck. Chiropractic has been shown not only to alleviate headaches, but also to minimize recurrences without the dangers associated with painkillers, which sometimes do not provide adequate relief.
The Norwalk headache doctor helps reduce pain by relieving muscle tension in the neck and correcting upper cervical spinal misalignments that can block nerves and blood flow, causing pain to radiate to the head. Massage may be paired with chiropractic adjustments to facilitate healing of strained neck muscles.
Headaches can be aggravated by staying in one position for too long. To address this problem, the practitioner offers advice on ergonomics, or designing workspaces that minimize hazards and the potential for injuries.
New patients are thoroughly examined by the practitioner so that headache causes can be determined. The Norwalk headache doctor is experienced in helping patients with tension headaches and migraines, especially when pain is recurrent.