Headaches can occur for different reasons, including chronic stress, acute illnesses like sinus infections and colds, and not getting enough sleep. But when it comes to chronic and persistent headaches, one of the most common causes is poor posture. The average adult head weighs about 10 pounds, and all that weight must be supported by the muscles of the neck and shoulders. In people with poor posture, the head is held in a more forward position, causing additional and often significant strain on the neck and shoulder muscles. In turn, this added and uneven strain can cause headaches, resulting in pain and discomfort that can interfere with normal activities as well as focusing and concentration. Forward head posture can also develop following an injury to the neck or spine, including whiplash, or from spending long periods of time using a computer or other electronic device or “hunched over” performing certain tasks.
Migraines are headaches that are associated with significant pain as well as other symptoms such as visual disturbances, sensitivity to light or smell, and even nausea. Migraines are caused by a combination of nerve and vascular issues. Because chiropractic care focuses on relieving painful nerve-related issues and optimizing circulation, it can be an ideal approach for the treatment and prevention of migraines.
At Dynamic Integrative Health, the doctors and staff use a holistic and integrative approach to the care and treatment of headaches, helping each patient address the specific underlying causes of symptoms for long-term relief. An integrative approach to care combined with hands-on diagnostic and treatment techniques ensures each patient has access to the broadest array of care options for optimal results. Depending on the cause of headache symptoms, treatment may include regular chiropractic adjustments to realign the spine in the neck and upper back, massage therapy to reduce inflammation and restore healthy circulation, and lifestyle changes to help the patient practice better posture at work and elsewhere.
At Dynamic Integrative Health, we accept most major insurance plans. Here is a short-list of just some of the most popular plans we accept. Please contact our office if you do not see your insurance provider listed.
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