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The Best Medicine for a Headache | Chiropractor for Headaches in Farragut, TN

Hello everyone, I’m Dr. Courtley from Courtley Chiropractic. Today, we’re addressing a common issue many people face: headaches. It’s crucial to understand that regular headaches are not a normal condition; rather, they signal that something within the body is amiss.

The Neurological Link to Headaches

Approximately 80% of headaches originate from cervical tension—this means tightness in your neck or other parts of your spine is putting pressure on your spinal cord. This pressure irritates the spinal cord, leading to the debilitating symptoms of a headache.

Types of Headaches

Headaches can manifest in various forms, each with distinct characteristics:

  • Migraines: Often involve sensitivity to light and sound, sometimes accompanied by nausea. These can force sufferers into a dark, quiet room to alleviate symptoms.
  • Tension Headaches: Typically felt as tightness across the shoulders and the base of the skull. This tension irritates the spinal cord, prompting your body to signal for rest and relief through pain.
  • Hormonal Headaches: Linked to hormonal imbalances, these headaches can also cause significant discomfort.
  • Cluster Headaches: Identified by sharp, piercing pain on one side of the head, these are less common but intensely painful.

Identifying the Cause

Understanding the type of headache is pivotal. Most headaches are caused by tension, which can lead to persistent pain necessitating medications like aspirin for temporary relief. However, these are not long-term solutions.

Our Chiropractic Approach

When you visit Corley Chiropractic, we start with a comprehensive consultation to determine the frequency, timing, and patterns of your headaches. This is followed by a thorough examination, including palpation of the spine, range of motion assessments, and possibly other diagnostic tests like scales to measure spinal alignment.

Diagnostic Imaging

X-rays are often a crucial step in diagnosing the precise cause of your headaches. They help us see any misalignments in your spine that could be exerting pressure on your nerves or spinal cord.

Personalized Treatment Plans

Based on the consultation, examination, and X-ray findings, we’ll develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs. This plan may include spinal adjustments to improve mobility and alleviate pressure on the nervous system.

Headaches, while common, are not a normal state of health and often indicate underlying issues that need attention. At Courtley Chiropractic, our goal is to not only alleviate your headache symptoms but also address the root causes through effective chiropractic care.

If you’re struggling with headaches and looking for relief, please contact us at Courtley Chiropractic. We’re here to help you achieve better health and a more comfortable life. See you in our office soon!

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