Chiropractor in Oviedo Treats Your Headache with Spinal Adjustments in Oviedo, FL
Most tension headaches originate from problems relating to misalignment of your upper back and/or cervical (neck) vertebrae. Visiting a chiropractor for spinal adjustments can help you find a solutions to these problems and give you the relief you so need.
Causes of Migraines and Headaches
Additional reasons for recurring tension headaches include lack of sleep, stress, performing repetitive movements or sinusitis. Undiagnosed whiplash may also produce tension headaches even though you may not have other symptoms of whiplash.
To treat subluxation (misalignment) of your spine, your chiropractor in Oviedo recommends manual adjustments to significantly improve nervous system-supported communication between your body and the brain. Spinal subluxations occur when one or more vertebrae shift out of their proper positions, press against nerve endings and cause inflammation and pain in your head, neck, shoulders and upper back.
How is a Spinal Adjustment Performed?
After learning more about your headache pain, location of pain and when you are more likely to experience a headache, your chiropractor in Oviedo then determines whether you would benefit from spinal manipulation or spinal mobilization. Spinal manipulations to relieve headache pain are more frequently used than spinal mobilization, which is a "low force" chiropractic technique reserved for people with osteoporosis or other medical conditions.
When chiropractors perform spinal adjustments, they apply firm, effective pressure on your back while positioning your body in a pre-determined way. Manually adjusting vertebrae repairs subluxation by moving vertebrae back into alignment and eliminating nerve compression. Not only is nerve compression responsible for tension headaches but could also worsen symptoms of fibromyalgia, low back pain, sciatica and carpal tunnel syndrome.
Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches
Tension headaches generally involve multiple muscles associated with the base of the skull, upper back vertebrae and temple area. Your chiropractor in Oviedo uses chiropractic massage techniques to detect and release trigger points embedded in muscle fibers that cause pain and soreness. By dissolving trigger points with massage therapy, chiropractors remove trigger points responsible for producing or worsening headache pain.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
If your chiropractor in Oviedo diagnoses your headache pain as a migraine, spinal adjustments, massage therapy and other chiropractic techniques can help alleviate migraine symptoms and reduce occurrence of migraines. Traditionally, physicians treat migraines with prescription medications that are taken as soon as someone feels a migraine "coming on".
However, drugs cannot prevent migraines from recurring. Many migraine patients have found long-term relief from frequent migraines with chiropractic techniques that eliminate nerve compression and relax constricted veins preventing blood flow to the head.
Visit a Chiropractor Near Me in Oviedo, FL for Headache and Migraine Relief
If you have been searching for a chiropractor because of chronic headache pain, look no further than your Oviedo Injury & Wellness Center. Contact us today at 407-977-5005 to schedule an appointment.