Headache Treatments

CIf you’re suffering from headaches, chiropractic care, electrical muscle stimulation, ultrasound therapy, and traction treatment may all deliver lasting relief. Perhaps best of all, patients won’t need to rely on expensive and potentially addictive medications. Visit Dr. John Dallas at Dallas Chiropractic Relief to explore ways to treat headaches in Lansing, MI.

Headaches are one of the most common conditions and many if not most people will suffer from them from time to time. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), roughly a quarter of men and women aged 18 to 44 surveyed reported suffering a severe migraine within 90 days before taking the survey.

Sadly, many people suffer from chronic headaches. Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that as many as 4 percent of people will experience headaches 15 or more days per month. Fortunately, chiropractic care and other treatment methods may deliver lasting relief.

Treating Aches and Pains with Chiropractic Care

Tension headaches are perhaps the most common type of headache. They are caused by tight connective tissue, especially in the head, which puts pressure on the skull, resulting in headaches. Often, the tension stems from misaligned muscles and bones in the back and neck.

With chiropractic adjustments and soft tissue therapy, a chiropractor may be able to relieve tension. By ensuring that the spine in the neck and back is properly aligned, chiropractic adjustments can also prevent tension in the future.

Using Electrical Muscle Stimulation to Treat Headaches

It may also be possible to relieve muscle tension and otherwise treat headaches via electrical muscle stimulation, which the National Headache Institute notes is a safe and effective treatment method. Electrical currents are applied, typically starting with a low frequency. These currents can help muscles relax, thus resulting in pain relief.

Visit Dr. Dallas to learn more about treating headaches in Lansing, MI.

How Ultrasound Therapy Helps

Another effective method for treating headaches is using ultrasound. Essentially, the ultrasound will create tiny vibrations, which in turn help muscles relax and also increase blood flow. Increased blood flow may help deliver more oxygen to the head’s connective tissues, which might reduce headaches and the pain associated with them.

Using Traction to Treat Headaches

With traction, gentle force is applied to stretch out the neck. This can provide pain relief relatively quickly by reducing tension.

Other Treatments for Holistic Relief

Proper ergonomics, the right diet, and various other things can help with headaches. If you’d like to explore holistic treatments, it’s wise to speak with a chiropractor.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Dallas to discuss relieving headaches in Lansing, MI by dialing 517-882-0251.

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