Not all headaches are the same. Secondary headaches are symptoms of a medical condition, like the kind you get with a sinus infection. Primary headaches are conditions in and of themselves, like a tension headache or a migraine.
You can also experience headaches from drinking too much alcohol, not getting enough sleep, or living under too much stress.
Your knee-jerk reaction to bad headaches may be to reach for the pills, but there’s a drug-free way to get relief. Dr. Trace Alexander at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine treats people who suffer from all kinds of headaches through the powerful pain relief of chiropractic care.
Can chiropractic care treat migraines?
Migraines are more than headaches; they’re a neurological disease. And, yes, migraine attacks typically come with a unique kind of headache that’s often accompanied by a sensitivity to light and sound, as well as nausea.
There are many triggers that prompt a migraine episode, and several medications traditionally used to treat them, but Dr. Alexander successfully treats his patients with migraines using chiropractic techniques that realign the spine and decrease your migraine’s:
- Degree of debilitation
But migraine isn’t the only type of headache Dr. Alexander treats. The unique processes of spinal cord manipulation can alleviate many sources of pain, including headaches.
How chiropractic cares for headaches
Chiropractors specialize in the spine, nervous system, and muscle system, so the first thing Dr. Alexander does is thoroughly examine your musculoskeletal system for any anomalies. Then he determines the type and duration of treatment that fit your needs.
Chiropractic specialists typically perform spinal cord manipulation, or simply spinal manipulation, to address chronic headaches. Dr. Alexander uses his hands to apply pressure to various areas of your spine. And relax — chiropractic treatment is safe and noninvasive.
During your appointment here at Legacy Pain and Regenerative Medicine, you can rest assured that you’re in excellent care. Dr. Alexander has been relieving pain through chiropractic care for almost 25 years.
Depending on the treatment, he may ask you to lie on your back, your side, or your stomach so he can make adjustments to your spine.
Supplementing your chiropractic treatment
In addition to spinal manipulations, Dr. Alexander may gently adjust your neck if you have compressed nerves in that area that may be causing your headaches. Spinal decompression is another technique that can alleviate pressure from nerves.
If you suffer from tension type headaches, trigger point therapy might be the best solution, as it relaxes muscle knots that lead to headaches.
Dr. Alexander is also a licensed nurse practitioner and is certified in acupuncture, so he leaves no stone unturned when it comes to rooting out the underlying cause of your head pain.
And should you need a referral to a specialist, he works closely with physiatrists, orthopedists, and other physicians in the same building who extend the scope of our team.
If you’ve been suffering from chronic headaches and can’t seem to find relief, it may be time to give chiropractic care a try. To schedule an appointment, use our online tool or call either of our locations in Plano or Addison, Texas, today.
Chiropractic care just might be the answer to your aching head.