If you have ever suffered from a headache, be it a mild tension headache, a cluster headache, or a migraine, you understand that you will do anything to help provide immediate relief. Have you considered chiropractic treatments? For the best Chiropractor Sandton has to offer, visit Dr Warrick Botha.
During a headache the tissues surrounding the brain, the blood vessels, and the nerves are incredibly sensitive- the pain can be either constant or throbbing. Many people experience headaches as a result of back or neck pain. For example, tension headaches start in the muscles of the neck and cervicogenic headaches can be caused by irritation in the spine or nerves. These can be incredibly severe and become a chronic condition, but are treatable through chiropractic care. These headaches can be caused by obvious factors such as a neck injury, or something less obvious like the stress from an incorrect desk or computer setup at work. Your chiropractor will first assess your condition and which type of headache you have before deciding on an appropriate course of treatment.
Treatment for these types of headaches usually include gentle manipulation of the spine in the upper back and neck. By pushing the spinal vertebra back into normal alignment, a chiropractor can allow the spinal joints to function properly and remove pressure on the spinal nerves. The soft tissues of the upper back and neck (muscles/tendons/ligaments) are usually treated through a combination of electrotherapy, heat and massage. The lengthening of these tissues can be done through home stretching.
It is important to note that the manipulation and proper alignment of your spine allows the free flow of blood and nerve impulses to your brain. This leads to faster healing and assists your body in maintaining optimal health. Visit a chiropractor Sandton recommends.