Chiropractic Care for Headaches
While not as serious as migraines, headaches can still cause extreme discomfort and downright ruin your day. Tension headaches, as opposed to migraine headaches, are most commonly caused by a spasm in the RCPM muscle that’s in your neck. This muscle is attached to the protective tissue on your skull through a tendon, so when it spasms, it affects the entire system.
The tissue on your skull is incredibly sensitive, so when it faces a spasm, the pain receptors there light up quite intensely. To reduce this pain, the sensible thing to do would be to loosen the spasming muscle. Chiropractors can do exactly that by manipulating the top of your cervical muscles by your neck. This will reduce the tension and effectively eliminate the root cause of your headache.
Chiropractic Care for Migraines
Migraines are incredibly painful and can be debilitating enough to leave you bedridden. While the exact cause of migraines is not known, chiropractic care has proven to be an effective treatment. One study suggests at least half of everyone involved had positive results from their chiropractic care, with nearly a quarter losing their migraine entirely. As for the rest, there weren’t any negative effects, so it never hurts to try.
Since half of the study got positive results from chiropractic care, it’s clear that migraines may not have a single root cause. One of the potential causes is triggered nerves in the brain due to blood vessel dilations. Chiropractic care has been shown to help with all nervous system issues, so it’s only natural that it would benefit migraines with nerve issues as the root cause. If you want to try chiropractic care for headaches and migraines for yourself, there’s no better place in Spring Hill, TN than Premier Chiropractic. Contact us today to set up an appointment.