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How Chiropractic Adjustments Can Help with Headaches

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Do you have chronic, recurring headaches?

Does your pain begin in your neck and radiate up to your head?

While headaches are common, frequent or severe headaches aren’t normal. If you have frequent headaches, they may be due to a misalignment in your spine, specifically the vertebrae in your upper back or neck.

Your spine interacts directly with your nervous system, so when your spine is out of alignment, it can put stress on your nerves, causing pain. If the misalignment is in the neck, the pain can manifest as headaches. These types of headaches are usually called tension headaches and often start at the upper back or neck and travel upwards. 

What could be causing your misalignments?

•    Poor posture
•    Poor sleeping position
•    Hunching over a desk or your phone
•    Stress
•    Weak upper back and neck muscles

How can chiropractic help?

Unlike over-the-counter pain medication that only dulls the pain temporarily, chiropractic adjustments address the root of your headache problem. Receiving a neck adjustment in Ann Arbor can help align the vertebrae and relieve any stress or pressure.

After making adjustments, Dr. Thatcher can evaluate what is most likely causing your misalignments and offer solutions. There are multiple neck exercises, such as the scalene stretch and “Ball on the Wall” exercise that can help you strengthen your neck and upper back muscles, as well as fix your posture. Dr. Thatcher can even recommend the best pillows for your sleeping position and demonstrate how to use a neck brace. You can find all these videos on our exercises page.

Remedy Your Headaches with a Neck Adjustment in Ann Arbor 

Is your pain holding you back from doing what you love?

You don’t have to live in pain! In this season of resolutions, you owe it to yourself to relieve your pain and improve your quality of life.

If you are suffering with recurring headaches, a neck adjustment in Ann Arbor is the first step to getting your life back!

Contact us today to schedule your appointment.