headache and chiropractic

If you’re experiencing chronic headaches, odds are you’ve tried everything to solve the problem. Sufferers resort to anything from heavy-duty painkillers to caffeine, and even old wives’ tales in search of a solution to their unflappable head pains. But, while you think the problem is in your head, it’s more likely that it’s related to your spine. Instead of heading for the medicine cabinet next time you have a headache, consider a solution that many have trusted for years: cervical decompression therapy.

Studies have consistently demonstrated that seven in ten patients using cervical decompression to treat headaches see results from this therapy. The experienced staff at Graybar Chiropractic have been helping Wilmington, NC patients overcome chronic headaches for years, using a combination of cervical decompression therapy and Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP).

What is cervical decompression therapy?

Cervical decompression therapy is a process through which the cervical spine is stimulated to reduce pressure and stress. This ensures critical cervical nerves aren’t being pinched or constricted by displaced vertebrae.

At Graybar Chiropractic, we use a special decompression machine that offers precise, programmable motion control and accurate force sensing and positioning through computerized biofeedback. This enables us to apply a specific amount of pressure to a hyper-localized area of the cervical spine, pinpointing the exact area where your headaches originate.

Through computer analysis of data, your chiropractor can also make instant adjustments to relax specific muscles causing tension in the spine and, ultimately, headaches. The goal of this therapy is for the spine to be in an ideal arc or curve, to allow for healing.

Cervical decompression therapy is also used to relieve back and neck pain and resolve conditions like disc degeneration, sciatica, and arthritis. It is a painless process that typically takes about 45 minutes to complete.

Types of headaches addressed through therapy

Headaches come in different forms and affect people in different ways. For chronic sufferers, there’s a real difference between a general headache and a debilitating one. The benefit to cervical decompression is that it’s non-discriminating against different types of headaches in the potential relief it offers. Patients seek this treatment for:

  • Tension headaches: Also known as stress headaches, these may occur daily and involve consistent but moderate levels of pain.
  • Migraine headaches: These occur regularly for long periods of time, from a few hours to a few days. Often, the intense head pain associated with migraines is accompanied by other symptoms such as sensitivity to light or nausea.
  • Cluster headaches: These involve an intense burning sensation behind the eyes. They’re very uncommon, but also unusually intense. They’re also less consistent than other forms of headaches, making them harder to predict or avoid.

Why choose chiropractic?

A chiropractor is the perfect guide for cervical decompression therapy, and can often be instrumental in the long-term treatment of a variety of chronic headaches. Your chiropractor’s goal is for you to get back to your daily life, free of pain. They may combine this therapy with manual spinal alignments, physical therapy, or changes to lifestyle.

Regardless of the particular technique they choose for your case, chiropractic is a sound alternative to costly surgery or medication that is often prescribed to deal with chronic headaches. Over-the-counter drugs or prescription medications are associated with side effects and can even lead to addiction. Not to mention, they don’t solve your headaches –they merely cover them up temporarily.

Explore chiropractic relief

Are you ready for a natural option to treating chronic headaches? Graybar Chiropractic has been helping sufferers in Wilmington, NC feel their best by providing spinal decompression therapy. Contact us today to setup a free consultation or learn more about the revolutionary Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) program we use to administer it.

Chiropractic BioPhysics, or CBP, is one of the most scientific, researched, and results-oriented corrective care techniques. CBP-trained chiropractors aim to realign the spine back to health, eliminating nerve interference and addressing the source of pain, fatigue, and disease. As with all chiropractic care, CBP is gentle, painless, and non-invasive.