If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans get headaches. There are many different types of headaches. Some are frequent, others are occasional, some are pounding and dull, and others cause nausea and extreme pain. Spinal manipulation may be effective as a treatment for headaches that begin within the neck, tension headaches, and migraine headaches. Dr. Barry Fabrikant and Dr. Carolyn Kibel are chiropractors in Plainview, New York, who can help you eliminate this pain.
Headache Causes and Chiropractic Treatment
Headaches are caused by food, blood sugar changes, stress, noises, and lights. A chiropractor may need to manipulate the spine to relieve stress and recommend dietary changes that could help the mind relax and support the body's natural functions and defense system.
A chiropractor may give recommendations about which exercises to do to strengthen the musculoskeletal system, which helps align the neck and shoulder bones and muscles. This helps with reducing pain and stress in the areas near the head when the headache begins there.
Massage as a Headache Treatment
A massage at the chiropractor could help with softening stiff muscle tissue that interferes with your ability to relax your muscles and causes them to resist being moved by your bones, ligaments, and tendons. Massage also pushes exhausted, toxin-laden blood out of the muscles, allowing nutrient-rich fresh blood to flow in.
Improving Alignment Reduces Headaches
It is also important to have regular visits to the chiropractor to help with removing stiff muscle tissue that adheres to the bones and creates alignment problems in the neck area. This is a major cause of tension and even headaches caused by this stress on your body's natural alignment.
Dr. Fabrikant and Dr. Kibel are chiropractors in Plainview, New York, who can help you with your headache pain. Contact Fabrikant Chiropractic today at 516-681-4567 to schedule an appointment!