Did you know that chiropractic care can help with headaches and neck pain? Headaches and neck pain can be caused by inflammation in the neck and misaligned vertebrae. Since chiropractic care seeks to correct subluxations, which are small misalignments of the vertebrae, it can help reduce the frequency and severity of tension headaches, migraines, neck pain, and stiffness. The good news is that our chiropractic team in Ankeny can help locate the causes of your pain and provide various natural treatment options.
Causes of Headaches and Neck Pain
Headaches and neck pain can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Inflammation of soft tissues in the neck
- Misaligned vertebrae
- Overuse or a repetitive motion injury
- Sprains and strains
- Stress and anxiety
- Text neck
Symptoms of Headaches and Neck Pain
You may feel a variety of symptoms with your headache and neck pain. The good news is that at Health First Chiropractic Clinic, PC we can help reduce symptoms so that you can get back to living your life.
The most common types of headaches are tension headaches and migraines. Depending on the type of headache, you may experience:
- Blurry vision
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dull or sharp aching in the head
- Nausea or upset stomach
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Stiff or sore neck
Neck Pain Symptoms
Neck pain can occur on its own or in conjunction with a headache. Common symptoms include:
- Dull headache
- Herniated disks in the neck
- Loss of range of motion
- Neck pain
- Tingling down one or both arms
- Upper back pain
Chiropractic Treatments for Headaches and Neck Pain
When you choose Dr. Renze as your chiropractor, the causes of your headaches and neck pain will be identified via a physical assessment, medical history, and digital images. Once our team knows the causes of your pain, a custom holistic treatment program will be developed.
Common chiropractic treatment options often include chiropractic adjustments to the upper back and neck, massage therapy, acupuncture, and hot and cold therapy to help reduce inflammation and relieve pain. In some instances, corrective exercises may also be recommended to strengthen the muscles of the neck and improve flexibility.
To learn more about how chiropractic care can help with your headache and neck pain, give our office a call at (515) 963-1083. We’d love to be your chiropractic care team.