Buerker Chiropractic

Headaches and Chiropractic Treatment

A large percentage of headache sufferers have found relief in the intensity and frequency of their headaches with chiropractic care.

The Chiropractic Model for Treating Headaches

While headaches vary in cause, location, duration, and severity, a number of them can be addressed with chiropractic treatment including, but not limited to, adjustments to correct structural problems in the neck, joint mobilization, lifestyle modifications, and exercises. Numerous research studies, such as one done by researchers at Duke University in 2001, have shown that "spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications."

Essentially, chiropractic treatments for tension and neck induced headaches are capable of the quick pain relief times displayed by medication in addition to providing long term relief after completing treatment. Combined with joint mobility exercises for the neck, further occurrences of headaches can often be treated at home.

How do we help?

By providing a thorough diagnosis of your headache type and its causes we can make the necessary adjustments to help alleviate your pain and also instruct you in ongoing care. Contact us to schedule an appointment for consultation.