COMMON TREATMENTS OF A HEADACHE
The most common treatments are rest, medication, physical therapy, chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and other various conservative therapies.
While most acute bouts of cervicogenic headaches resolve on their own within a few weeks, the risk of recurrence is very high. It’s important to minimize variables and finally understand your headaches. If the headache is 50% driven by a mechanical influence, e.g. positions and movements, then that is great information. At Motion ChiroTherapy, we will teach you a specific movement that will become your first line of defense to battle your headaches. You will learn warning signs that a mechanical headache may be coming. Our goal is to teach you how to prevent your headache all together!
Few individuals need surgery for cervicogenic headaches. However, if the pain is debilitating and unrelenting after conservative options are exhausted, a “nerve block” or surgery may be necessary.
At Motion ChiroTherapy, we successfully treat headaches. Our goal is for you to understand your headache better and create a path to sustainable relief.
WHAT YOU CAN DO ABOUT A HEADACHE
With all mechanical pain, there’s a ‘what’ and a ‘why’ — what the problem is and why it’s occurring in the first place. To achieve resolution, it’s crucial to not only identify and correct the problem at hand but address the behaviors which lead to the issue’s occurrence. Here are some self-help tips:
- Avoid sitting for longer than 30-minutes at a time
- Sit with upright posture with lumbar support.
- Take micro-breaks: stretch, take a stroll, grab a snack, move around
- Sleep with one pillow supporting a neutral, aligned spine.
- Take mental notes of what you are doing when your pain feels better or worse to identify any behavioral patterns
STILL STRUGGLING WITH A HEADACHE? WE CAN HELP!
At Motion ChiroTherapy we initiate treatment for headaches by utilizing the McKenzie Method (MDT). MDT is a proven system of examination, treatment, and classification of spinal, joint, and other musculoskeletal pain, backed by years of research, evidence, and practice. We then use hands-on care to speed this process up, releasing tight muscles and joints to get you back in motion ASAP.
If your problem is something we are unable to treat, our assessment will tell us this within the first few visits, and then we recommend the next best course of action to find you a solution.
Valrico, FishHawk, Bloomingdale and Riverview headache sufferers: you don’t need to spend another day waiting for relief from pain! Call Motion ChiroTherapy to schedule a neuromuscular examination for your headaches.
Dr. Robert Lutz is also the only chiropractor in Valrico, FishHawk, Bloomindale and Riverview certified in Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS), which he uses to strengthen the neck and core. He also uses Active Release Technique (ART) and other soft tissue therapies like FAKTR & the TheraGun. There are many different approaches to select from and he will find the right tool to get the answers and relief you deserve.