Headaches & Migraines
Nearly everyone has occasional headaches, but some people suffer with them chronically. Recurring headaches and migraines can severely limit quality of life. Most people with frequent headaches have developed them due to poor posture or past neck injuries. Stress, poor sleep habits and overuse of caffeine may also contribute to the problem. Chiropractic has been shown to help alleviate the frequency and intensity of headaches among many chronic sufferers.
Did you know…
… that severe headaches and migraines can affect anyone at any age, but women between the ages of 18 and 44 are most likely to suffer with them chronically? There are three classifications of headaches – cluster, migraine, and tension. Each can be triggered by neck issues, muscle tension and stress, or food and scent sensitivities. Dr. Witherspoon will work with his patients at the Duncanville chiropractic office to help identify the source of chronic headaches and create a plan for relief.
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Frequently Asked Questions
If you are suffering from chronic headaches and are looking for a more natural means of treating your pain than over-the-counter medications, you could benefit from chiropractic treatment. According to the American Chiropractic Association, a Duke University study found that chiropractic treatment is highly effective in the relief of tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck, which are the most common type of headaches in America. In fact, tension headaches can recur on a near daily basis when left untreated.
Your first visit to Fix the Cause Chiropractic will include a complete analysis of your symptoms, including the severity and frequency of your headaches. You may also answer questions about your family health history, as well as your dietary and sleep habits. X-rays may also be necessary to rule out contributing factors. Together with Dr Witherspoon you will work to identify potential headache triggers. Together with Dr. Witherspoon, you will work to identify potential triggers and find the cause of your headaches. After the initial visit, Dr. Witherspoon will review what he found and may deliver a chiropractic adjustment to correct misalignment in your neck and spine, which could be contributing to your headaches. After just a few adjustments, you could experience significant improvement in your headache pain.
Yes. Be sure to get plenty of sleep each night and take steps to minimize your stress. Drink plenty of water each day to avoid headache-causing dehydration. Dr. Witherspoon can offer the most accurate recommendations for your headaches after finding the primary issues causing them.