Chiropractic Care to Relieve Headaches
Did you know that approximately thirty to eighty percent of adults in the United States experience tension-related headaches and migraines? Three percent of the same population get chronic migraines daily. If you work for long hours in a fixed position such as in front of a computer screen or sewing machine, you will most likely experience a tension-type headache.
These days, medical practitioners are going beyond conventional medicine to understand what causes headaches. Chiropractic treatment has grown in popularity since it not only treats the headache but also addresses the cause. At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic in Knoxville, TN, we use natural, hands-on spine manipulative techniques to provide relief from headaches without having to rely on pain medication.
Causes of Headaches
- Certain foods
- Excessive exercising
- Blood sugar variations
- Environmental causes such as noise, extra blight lights, or dim lights
The primary cause of headaches is tension. The modern work environment forces many people to be in a specific fixed position for long periods. Take the example of stopping in front of your computer screen all day long. The neck joints become irritated, and muscle tension forms in the scalp and the upper part of the back. The result is a tension-related headache or a migraine. Improper sleeping posture or using faulty pillows can also cause a tension-type headache.
How Chiropractic Care Relieves Headaches
Spinal manipulations and alignments performed by a qualified chiropractor are effective ways of treating headaches caused by muscle tension. Our chiropractor will perform spinal adjustments and manipulation using his hands to ease stress in the body and enhance spinal function.
He will also provide nutritional advice and recommend changes in your diet if food is the root cause. Additionally, the patient will receive advice on posture, exercises, and how to maintain proper posture at work. Our chiropractor will also provide information on the best relaxation techniques to use after exercising or work.
Headache Relief in Knoxville, TN
At West Knoxville Medical and Chiropractic, our chiropractor, Dr. Nathan Leavitt, has years of experience in chiropractic care to help relieve your tension headaches and migraines. Don't suffer in silence. Call us today at (865) 287-5904 to schedule an appointment.