Do you have headaches that impact your daily life?
Headaches are a common health issue faced by many Americans. Symptoms are varied and include tension, throbbing, nausea, light sensitivity and neck pain. In rare cases, headaches can be caused by an underlying disease, however the majority of headaches are classified as primary headaches. This means that the headache itself is the major problem. Primary headaches include tension, migraine, and cluster headaches. They are frustrating for patients who often resort to pills that have their own set of side effects and/or don’t eliminate the headaches. Chiropractic care treats the pain at its source rather than simply masking it.
"My headaches felt like I was wearing a headband that was getting tighter and tighter. Thank you Dr. Ward for all you did to help alievate my migranes."
Dr. Ward specializes in gentle spinal manipulation and adjustment specially designed to reduce headaches. Spinal misalignments in the neck and upper back can irritate nerves and cause headaches. Muscle spasm in the neck can also refer to the head. If pressing on muscle knots in your neck and back make your headaches better or worse, chances are that these knots are related to your headache symptoms. Dr. Ward uses a soft tissue technique that combines stretching and massage to reduce stubborn muscle knots and alleviate pain traveling to the head.