Nine out of 10 Americans experience headaches. Although chiropractic care might not be the first treatment that comes to mind, you should know the men and women who visit Prestige Chiropractic and Rehabilitation experience significant relief from their head pain. Bobby Bilitsis, DC and Chris Carollo, DC, tackle the neuromuscular issues that cause headaches from a holistic perspective. To learn more about the treatment options offered at their New York City Financial District location, call or book an appointment online.
Doctors have identified over 150 different kinds of headaches. The three most common types of headaches are tension headaches, cluster headaches, and migraines.
A tension headache is a dull, achy headache that feels like a tight band wrapped around your head. This type of headache is usually attributable to stress, poor posture, or muscle tightness.
Cluster headaches cause intense pain around the eyes. They tend to attack in episodic clusters, or groups, several times per day.
Migraines are intense headaches with accompanying symptoms like an aura, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound. They can be disabling and last anywhere from several hours to several days.
The cause of headaches is unknown, but specific triggers seem to activate the pain-sensing nerves in your head. Dysfunctional activity with any of the following can cause headaches:
Most headaches have to do with muscle tension in the spine or neck.
Sitting at a desk with poor posture all day increases irritation and tension that leads to head pain. Triggers such as environmental toxins, foods, beverages, allergies, lack of sleep, and external stimuli also lead to headaches for some people.
Spinal manipulation is an effective treatment for tension headaches, migraines, and pain related to the neck. By realigning the vertebrae, chiropractors can help alleviate pressure on your nerves and muscles.
Dr. Carollo and Dr. Bilitsis also can help you identify and avoid your headache triggers, whether they’re dietary or mechanical. The chiropractors provide posture correction techniques, including physical exercise and stretches, to reduce pressure and help you maintain proper alignment.
The doctors also provide ergonomic recommendations, nutritional advice, and relaxation techniques to reduce tension. Practicing the techniques you learn from your chiropractor can help you prevent future headaches.
If you’re interested in trying chiropractic techniques for headache relief, contact the New York Financial District location for an appointment online or over the phone.