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Dealing with painful tension headaches? Chiropractic treatment in Edmonton, AB, could help!
Everything from work stress to poor posture can lead to frequent headaches. If headaches feel like they are becoming a regular occurrence, then it’s time to consider what bad habits could be causing them. Fortunately, our chiropractors in Edmonton, AB, Dr. Christopher Oviatt and Dr. Michelle Martinook, can help reduce your headache symptoms through regular chiropractic care!
What is causing my headaches?
It’s important to figure out what is causing your headaches so that you and your doctor can determine the best course of action. While there are certain activities, habits, and environmental factors that can lead to headaches, there are other structures such as the neck, muscles, joints, and nerves that can also play a role in the condition's development.
Headaches that originate from the neck and surrounding area are often the result of tension, irritation, or some sort of dysfunction within the cervical area of the spine. In this case, cervical joint dysfunction or other issues can be treated with by a visit to our Edmonton office.
How can a chiropractor treat my headaches?
As chiropractors, we specialize in diagnosing and treating conditions/injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system. Everything is interconnected, from the spinal discs to the joints, nerves, and ligaments in your body. When one thing doesn’t work properly, other areas of the body often suffer. This may be why you are experiencing headaches.
When you come into our office for an evaluation, we will go through your medical history and ask you specific questions about the symptoms which you are experiencing. We will also perform a thorough physical exam checking for any signs of dysfunction both within the spine and surrounding areas. Discussing your medical history will also provide us with the information we need about your lifestyle and daily habits that could also be playing a role (e.g. smoking; diet; stress).
From there we will create a treatment plan that will cater to your specific needs and symptoms. Common treatment options include spinal manipulation, massage therapy, specific exercises (to improve poor posture), soft tissue therapy, and other therapeutic modalities. Getting regular spinal manipulation even when you aren’t experiencing symptoms can also be a great preventive measure for patients.
Seeking relief? Give us a call!
If you are dealing with tension headaches in the Edmonton area, then it’s time to find out for yourself how our chiropractic services could benefit your health. Call Castledowns Chiropractic Clinic today at (780) 457-3621 to schedule your first consultation with us!
When pain and discomfort becomes a problem, some people think that they must default to medication or invasive surgeries. A chiropractor may be the better option for a number of reasons. Learn how seeing a chiropractor at Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton, on a regular basis could help you with a variety of symptoms you may be experiencing.
General Pain Relief
Chiropractors are most concerned with helping you to relieve the pain that’s making it difficult for you to walk, work, or exercise regularly. Common pain sufferers include athletes, construction workers, truckers, waiters, and others who spend a lot of time on their feet, lifting or straining. Chiropractic patients often struggle with back and spinal pain, neck and arm pain, arthritis, and headaches. If you’re dealing with any of these issues, a chiropractor can help. We have two massage therapists on staff as well.
Rehabilitation After Accident or Surgery
After an accident or personal injury of any kind, patients often call on a chiropractor to be rehabilitated so that they can return to normal activities. Also, if you’ve just had major surgery, part of your recovery should be to visit a chiropractor for help. Instrument-assisted adjustments, stretches and rehabilitative exercises, and similar treatments are available. Some patients need help with stress management and lifestyle counseling, which are also offered at Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton.
You May Avoid Invasive Treatment Options
Patients generally go to see a chiropractic doctor when they want to avoid invasive procedures. For instance, instead of having back surgery, regular chiropractic adjustments to correct vertebral restrictions and misalignments may help the healing process. Using ice and heat therapy can reduce inflammation and ease pain over time. Some patients have pain symptoms because they are carrying too much weight—a program called Ideal Protein can help with weight loss. Modern treatments like electrotherapy is also a chiropractic care option. We also have a physiotherapist on staff who offers ultrasound, as well as shockwave and other treatments.
Get Chiropractic Care
When you need help, it’s important to explore all of your options. Find out how a chiropractor could help you with the medical concern you’re currently experiencing. Call the office of Castledowns Chiropractic in Edmonton, AB, at (780) 457-3621 for an appointment with Dr. Christopher Oviatt or Dr. Michelle Martinook.