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By Shaw Chiropractic Center
January 07, 2016
Category: Chiropractic Care
Tags: headache  

I Have a Headache, Can My Chiropractor Help Me? The facts about headaches and chiropractic headache treatments.

Chances are you, or someone you know suffers from headaches. Headaches can range from a dull ache to throbbing to sharp pain, and can last anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. They can occur on one or both sides of your head. If you are feeling the pain of headacheheadaches, you need to visit Dr. Scott Shaw, your chiropractor and headache specialist in Richmond, Virginia.

There are many things that can cause primary headaches (headaches with no underlying condition) such as tension in the muscles of your neck and head, or chemical activities in your nerves or blood vessels, or your brain. Even genetics can play a role; if a member of your family has headaches, you may be at increased risk for chronic headaches.

Certain underlying conditions such as sinusitis, dehydration, ear infection or concussions can also cause what are called secondary headaches. There are also lifestyle factors that can contribute to a headache including eating processed meats, sleep changes, stress and alcohol consumption, especially red wine.

There are some things you can do at home to relieve symptoms. You can try hot or cold packs to the neck or forehead and over-the-counter medications. If you continue to experience headache symptoms, don’t suffer! Call Dr. Shaw if your headaches:

  • Keep you from sleeping, doing normal activities or working
  • Are more frequent or severe than usual
  • Get worse and don’t respond to over-the-counter medications

Dr. Shaw will introduce you to chiropractic headache treatment involving controlled movements and manipulation of your neck and spine. He may also incorporate relaxation training, massage, stretching and biofeedback.

Headaches are painful and frustrating, and can drive you to despair because you never know when they might strike. You owe it to yourself to get relief from the pain and uncertainty. Don’t wait! Call Dr. Scott Shaw, your neighborhood chiropractor in Richmond, Virginia and get relief now!

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Scott Shaw, DC
Dr. Shaw is a graduate of the University of Florida and Life Chiropractic College. He has completed post graduate studies specializing in the Activator Methods chiropractic technique.

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