Most Common Causes and Effective Treatment for Fast Neck Pain Relief!
Common Cause Headaches
Chiropractor Ferndale MI (248) 291-6873
Chiropractor Macomb Township MI (586) 566-2273
The most common cause of stress or tension headaches is nerve and joint related pressure at the base of the skull. Often this is the result of a major or minor trauma.
Pressure at the base of the skull irritates the nerves which travel up the back of the head. When these nerves are irritated they cause constriction of the vessels and the muscles in the back of the head causing stress or tension headaches.
How Chiropractic Relieves Headaches
Chiropractic spinal adjustments have shown to be very effective in reliving stress and tension headaches.
The spinal manipulation is applied to the upper neck bones to relieve joint and nerve pressure. When the pressure is relieved the blood vessels relax allowing normal flow of oxygen and decreasing muscles tension.
Often with stress headaches the relief from chiropractic spinal manipulation is felt immediately.
Therapy to Relieve Headaches
There are several types of therapies we use in the clinic to relieve headaches. The treatment protocol is based on the goal of the physiological effects.
- Electricla muscle sitmulaltion thrapy is commonly used to reduce muscle tension and block the painful nerve signal.
- Traction is helpful for the relief of stress headaches if the headaches are the result of joint pressure. Traction therapy gently pulls the joint of the upper spine and head relieving joint related pressure and therefore stress headaches.
- Ultrasound therapy is a mild form of deep heat. The deep heating effect of Ultrasound therapy is used to relax the muscles at the base of the skull and increase circulation. Decreasing muscle tension and increasing circulation is very helpful for the relief of tension headaches.
Call for Headache Therapy:
Ferndale MI: Call (248) 291-6873
Macomb Township MI: Call (586) 566-2273