Having Headaches in San Francisco?
Life can be a headache. Headaches are a unique and difficult type of pain. It affects every aspect of you and prevents most daily function.
Headaches can be due to trauma such as a blow to the head, strain and stress on the neck muscles and vertebrae causing cervicogenic/tension headaches, or other causes such as cluster, migraine and more. With countless types of headaches it can be a difficult topic to manage. One thing is for sure, when you get a headache. You want to get rid of it or at least reduce the pain. Contact our San Francisco chiropractors today for help or read on below to learn more.
I am sure many of you have tried the simple solutions such as taking medication, either over the counter or prescription, drinking more water, or getting some sleep. You may have even tried natural remedies, but to your surprise, you found little to no relief. These types of treatments often mask the pain or cover it up but don’t treat the source of the pain. So what can you do?
Chiropractic is highly effective for tension and cervicogenic type headaches. The combination of the adjustment, with the muscle release, and at home exercises and education, can get you feeling better and pain-free and often provides effects that last longer than other treatments. How does this work? Well, the next time you have a headache, place your fingers on the muscles right below your skull at the top of your neck. Push into these “suboccipital” muscles and feel how tight and tense they are. If you push hard enough you may even reproduce your headache. If this is true for you, the chances are high that seeing a chiropractor may be of significant help to you. A cochrane review of headaches suggests there is some evidence suggesting chiropractic care can even minimize migraine symptoms or frequency.
While headaches are difficult and the cause is often not known, a trial of chiropractic care is safe, low cost, and has the potential to be effective. So why not give it a try and book with us today either in office or via a telehealth appointment. Schedule online or give us a call.
- Dr. John Lutz, D.C.