Headache Relief

If you’re searching for natural and lasting headache relief, Dr. Kevin Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Health in Metuchen, NJ, is the chiropractor to have by your side.

Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

Headaches are such a common occurrence that most people don’t stop to think about the cause. They merely reach for the medicine cabinet in search of some pain reliever. It’s only a headache anyway, right? It’s probably just due to a long, stressful day.

While there is no denying that stress and exhaustion can lead to headaches, those headaches typically go away after some rest. If you have chronic headaches, it’s a sign that something isn’t right. And that something is often an issue in the musculoskeletal system. Learn more about the connection between this system and headaches as well as how chiropractic care can provide headache relief in the guide below from Dr. Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Health in Metuchen, NJ.

Your Musculoskeletal System and Headaches

When a headache comes on, you likely don’t think much about your skeletal system or the surrounding soft tissues, but they are often to blame. One example of this is tension headaches. When there is too much tension in the neck and shoulders, you are likely going to experience tension headaches.

This tension can be caused by emotional or mental stress. However, it is also often caused by a misalignment in the neck or upper back, which causes the muscles to work harder to hold your head upright.

Another example of a musculoskeletal issue that causes headaches is a pinched nerve. Misalignments and herniated discs tend to cause pressure on the nerves, which are responsible for various functions throughout the body. When one becomes compressed, it can lead to headaches and migraines.

Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

If you suffer from headaches, a visit to the chiropractor is in order. Treatment only begins after a full assessment of your musculoskeletal system is complete. This assessment helps the chiropractor determine the root cause of your headaches.

Once the root has been determined, a customized treatment plan can be developed that typically includes a combination of the following, according to your needs.

  • Adjustments to restore proper alignment
  • Therapeutic massage to relieve tension in the neck and shoulders
  • Therapeutic ultrasound to penetrate deep into the soft tissues and break up scar tissue and tension
  • Stretching and strengthening exercises to enhance treatment
  • Lifestyle adjustments to address habits that contribute to your headaches

Experience lasting headache relief by visiting Dr. Holton at The Holton Center for Integrative Health in Metuchen, NJ. Call (732) 549-0141 to schedule your appointment today.

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