Chiropractic Care for Headaches

Regardless of your type of headache, the pain can be absolutely debilitating, disrupting your life and schedule. Chronic headaches — when you have more days with headaches than you don’t — bring your life to a screeching halt. 

 If you’ve never considered chiropractic care to relieve headache pain, you are missing an effective approach to treatment that could greatly improve your condition. Dr. Jason Ablett and his team at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic can provide quality chiropractic care for the treatment of periodic or chronic headaches at their practice in Kinkland, Washington. 

Body alignment affects function

Most people think of seeing a chiropractor when back issues persist, but not for headaches. The fact is that when your entire body is in proper alignment, pressure is reduced on nerves and joints, resulting in overall relief. Your entire body feels better, including your head. 

Your spinal column shields the nerves that connect to your entire body, and nerves send pain signals. When each of your vertebra is where it belongs, there’s less likelihood that nerves will become irritated, communicating pain to various locations, including your head.  

Stress headaches

Stress can be a direct cause of headaches, and it can also increase the intensity and frequency of headaches. As Dr. Ablett makes various targeted chiropractic adjustments to your spine and muscles, tension is relieved. This tension relief can reduce the level of stress, causing your whole body to relax more.  

Medical evidence also shows that chiropractic spinal adjustments can trigger the release of hormones that reduce pain and tell your body to relax. Oxytocin, neurotensin, and cortisol all increase following a chiropractic intervention. 

Nutritional is important, too

Patients who suffer from chronic headaches likely have specific headache triggers. Some foods, beverages, environmental factors, or other sensory input can trigger headaches. Dr. Ablett and his staff can help you identify your own headache triggers and provide general nutritional guidance to help you experience fewer headaches. 

Education and solutions

Dr. Ablett is an expert in biomechanics, how the different parts of your body work together for functional and comfortable movement. Part of our chiropractic care is to help evaluate your environment to make sure that your workspace is ergonomically correct. We also examine how you relax and exercise to ensure you do not increase tension and cause misalignment. 

Exercise and relaxation techniques can be important factors in lowering the frequency and intensity of your headaches, as they can help maintain a proper body alignment. Plus, relaxing and exercising lowers stress, an important contributor to headaches. 

Contact Dr. Ablett and his chiropractic team at Pinnacle Health Chiropractic in Kirkland, Washington, if you’d like to learn more about how chiropractic care for headaches can help you find relief and take back control of your life.

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