Do you have headache pain that just won't go away no matter how many pain relievers you take? Sometimes the key to effective headache relief is diagnosing and treating the abnormality that is causing your headaches to occur. At Crystal Springs Chiropractic, we have years of experience relieving the headaches of San Mateo through chiropractic adjustments.
Injuries Can Cause Headaches
A patient history our chiropractor sees often looks something like this:
You're in a fender bender. Or you pull a muscle after a bad golf swing, serving a tennis ball, or taking a hit during a contact sport. Maybe you simply fall. In most of these situations, you shake off the injury and go about your routine. Several days following the injury, after you have completely forgotten about it, you begin experiencing headaches that seem to persist no matter what you do to get rid of them.
Headaches and Muscle Injuries
Small areas of tissue damage don't cause any pain until your immune system finally gets around to using swelling and inflammation to remove them so they can be replaced by healthy tissue. This process of regeneration may not begin for several days or even weeks following the initial injury. Your neck muscles are attached directly to the vertebrae of your cervical spine. When these muscles swell, they pull the bones in your cervical spine out of alignment.
Misalignment can cause neck pain. But the swelling of neck muscles also pulls on connective tissue joining the muscles around your face. You can feel pain in your jaw, pain wrapping around your face, and occipital pain, a headache at the back of your head. As long as your spine is out of alignment, the condition won't get any better. But it's not just the bones of your spine that need treatment. It's also your muscles and the fascia that hold them in place.
Chiropractic Care for Headache Relief
Our chiropractor can use gentle, hands-on techniques to help the bones in your neck return to their proper alignment. Chiropractic adjustments will also reduce pain throughout your body, restore your range of motion, and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself. Our chiropractor can also show you the exercises and postural habits that prevent the return of your headaches without drugs or surgery.
Chiropractor in San Mateo
For more information on how chiropractic care reduces headaches in frequency and intensity or to schedule an appointment with our chiropractor, call Crystal Springs Chiropractic today at (650) 574-1456.