Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve pain caused by migraines and tension headaches. Routine chiropractic care provides patients suffering from migraines and tension headaches with a safe, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative to prescription medications or over-the-counter pain medications (OTCs), which are commonly prescribed to patients help them manage their pain.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle, non-invasive, non-addictive therapy, known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage the pain caused by migraines and tension headaches.
Whiplash type headaches can be frustrating and debilitating for many patients following a car accident, a sports injury, or any type of trauma where the head is violently thrown forward and back. The symptoms of whiplash may include neck stiffness or reduced range of movement, neck pain, headaches, and even arm pain. Pain at the back of the neck is often worse with movement, and frequently peaks one or two days after the injury before improving. Chiropractic care, along with targeted stretching and mobility exercises can significantly decrease healing time, and help to regain and maintain the natural mobility and curvature of the neck, decreasing the possibility of long-term pain and disfunction.
Even with proper care, whiplash injuries can lead to scar tissue formation, decreased mobility, and ongoing pain and headaches. This is why these injuries need to be treated with care, consistency, and documentation of the injury. Current and past medical records are the key to proving a whiplash injury. Whiplash may not show up on an x-ray or MRI, and must be proven by having the symptoms documented and treated by medical professionals.
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