The doctors at Denver Chiropractic Center can help you get rid of your headaches.
Dr. Glenn Hyman and Dr. Jeff Stripling get excellent results treating headaches. Using a combination of chiropractic adjustments, Active Release Techniques, and exercises, the average case improves in 8-12 visits.
What are the reasons for headaches?
Headaches are usually caused by short, stiff and painful muscles at the base of your skull. Some of the nerves that go up into your head pass through these muscles. Problems with the alignment and movement of the bones in your neck (the vertebrae) can over-stress the muscles, making them tight. When the muscles become tight, they can actually compress the nerves. You feel this as headaches.
What causes these problems?
Some of the most common reasons for headaches and stress on the neck include:
- Sitting at a desk / computer
- Poor posture – slumped shoulders and tightness in the mid back
- Old injuries, including whiplash from car accidents
What do the doctors at Denver Chiropractic Center do to treat headaches?
First we check the muscles in your neck. Identifying and correcting the specific muscles that have become short, stiff and painful is the key to getting rid of most headaches. We do this by applying gentle tension to the muscle and combining that with specific movements. This is known as Active Release Technique®, which we are both certified to provide. If the joints in your neck are stiff and contributing to the problem, they may be adjusted. The combination of Active Release Technique® and gentle adjusting can restore your body’s ability to move fully, freely and without pain. This usually gets rid of headaches.
Once you are feeling better, you will be given specific stretches and exercise advice to keep your headaches from returning. If your headaches don’t start improving in 8 visits, or if your headaches don’t appear to be related to your neck, we will make appropriate referral suggestions.
Call us at 303-300-0424 today for your appointment.