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Chiropractic and Headaches

headaches and chiropractic care

The primary objective of chiropractic care is find and reduce the underlying cause of your headache.

Headaches are common, but they’re not normal.

Do Medications Help?

Pain relievers of various types are the most common approach to headaches. In our practice we take a more natural approach. Medications can help cover up the symptoms of headaches but our objective is to find and reduce the underlying cause of a headache.

Hidden Cause In The Neck

A common cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting the head properly. You might not notice your reduced ability to turn your head. But these subluxations affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.

Our thorough examination detects subluxation patterns that could be causing your headaches. If subluxations are present, you’re likely to benefit from chiropractic care.

Headaches and Your Back

Some are surprised to learn that their headaches are being caused by problems in their lower back! The upper spine compensates, shifting the head off center, causing headaches.

While we can’t guarantee results, we have a high success rate with patients who get headaches. We specialize in using the latest technology to get see exactly where the root cause of your headaches are. We don’t guess, we test. Let’s sit down and discuss your unique situation with your Thousand Oaks/Westlake Village Chiropractor.

Ready to get started? Email us or call (805) 379-3653 today!

 

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Is the spine the source of all headaches?
    Not necessarily. The three most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause(s).
  • What causes subluxations?
    There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as stress, anger and fear can be the cause of subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, preservatives, pollution and poor diet.
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    The pain you feel is real. And psychological sources of pain are common. However, this “diagnosis” is often the last resort of health practitioners who have exhausted their possible explanations of the cause of your problem. In these cases, we’ve often found that undetected subluxations are likely culprits.
  • How many visits will it take?
    Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. It’s impossible to predict. If you’ve had chronic headaches for many years, improvement can take time. We monitor your progress and modify our recommendations as needed.
  • What if chiropractic care doesn’t help?
    If we’re unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, we will refer to other experts who may be able to help. Your health and your satisfaction are our only goal.
  • How come my medical doctor didn’t suggest chiropractic?
    That’s changing. Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the benefits of chiropractic care. Attitudes are slow to change. However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring to chiropractors.