It is tempting to assume that most headaches arise in the head itself. But our brains are different: they float in a bath of spinal fluid and process signals from every inch of the body, including the spinal column. As a result, many headaches may arise from tension and misalignment below the neck. Chiropractic care is the best way to relieve symptoms like these.
How does a chiropractor tackle headaches? The simplest way is through the tools of chiropractic itself: the careful application of massage, adjustment, decompression and therapy. Because so many headaches can be traced to tension elsewhere in the body, flexing and stretching the source of that tension is often all you need to feel better in minutes. For more persistent headaches, repeat therapy may be indicated: it can take several weeks for certain misalignments to settle into the proper position.
If you suffer from ongoing headaches and do not relish the thought of taking Excedrin every day for the rest of your life, it may be time to speak with an experienced Albany chiropractor. Contact our offices here to learn more about the many good options we offer to relieve your headaches permanently.