The chiropractors at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center have been helping people with headaches in Springfield, IL for the past 37 years with chiropractic adjustments. If you have headaches, you’re not alone—in fact, over 40% of Americans have a headache at least once per year. Just because it’s not unusual to have a headache here or there doesn’t mean that is is normal. Head pain is your body’s way of telling you that something is wrong and you should get it checked out. Headaches are such a common issue because there are many different causes of headaches. Causes include any combination of the following: emotional causes including stress, anxiety, and depression, high blood pressure, infections, allergies/sensitivities, changes in weather, and most commonly, physical and structural dysfunction. Physical and structural dysfunction can come from injuries, accidents, postural concerns, muscle imbalance or spasms, or nerve irritation/pressure. The Doctor of Chiropractic here at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center are experts in determining the cause(s) of your headaches and how best to treat them.
Like any problem that is causing pain, it is essential to find the root cause of headaches. Many times, headache problems are not actually coming from the head, but rather from the neck. Muscle, joint, or disc issues can trigger headaches, so it is important to distinguish which type of headache you have so it can be managed appropriately. If there is a physical problem causing your headache, there is no pill or shot that will fix that headache. Our doctors specialize in techniques that will address these types of headaches and get you feeling better faster!
The healing process for Headaches In Springfield, IL
Comprehensive Consultation and Exam
In order to effectively treat neck pain, we need to determine the cause. You can expect a comprehensive history and consultation with your doctor. We take the time to learn exactly why you have pain and what is causing it. We will ask you several questions regarding the history of your pain which helps us determine the underlying cause. Once we understand the cause, we will form a plan to get you better as soon as possible.
Specific Chiropractic adjustments in Springfield, IL
As chiropractors, our specialty is identifying and correcting misalignments. Even small misalignments can put pressure on nerves. When nerves are irritated, they cause improper communication, impaired healing, and pain. When you are properly aligned, pain is relieved, and the body can heal itself more effectively. Many times, people with headaches have subluxation in the upper cervical spine (neck). The nerves in this area emerge from the spine and travel up the back of the head. When these nerves are irritated, one of the most common symptoms they cause is headaches. Through specific chiropractic care to this area, nerve interference can be removed, and nerve function can be restored. For many, this will fix the headaches they are experiencing almost instantly.
Individualized Exercises Plan
For headaches that have a structural component, a detailed plan of exercises and stretches will be part of your treatment. We tend to look down too often. This causes increased strain of the muscles in the neck and back of the head and is a contributing factor to headaches. Various injuries and accidents can cause muscle spasms and weakness that also create headaches. Based on your specific issues, you will be prescribed individualized exercises and stretches to resolve your headaches as soon as possible.
Common Headaches Chiropractors In Springfield, IL Can Treat
- Tension Headaches
- Migraine Headaches
- Sinus Headaches
- TMJ Headaches
- Whiplash Headaches
- Cluster Headaches
Frequently Asked Questions
Can chiropractic care in Springfield, IL help headaches?
Yes! Chiropractors are doctors who specialize in diagnosing and treating many different kinds of headaches. Over the past 38 years, the doctors at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center have helped countless patients get relief from their headaches. Don’t suffer another day, come see us and get relief.
When should you see a doctor for headaches?
As soon as possible. A headache is the body telling you that something is wrong. Don’t ignore it. It is important to be evaluated quickly to ensure symptoms do not worsen. The sooner you get evaluated, the sooner you can take control back of your life.
Does insurance cover chiropractic care for headaches in Springfield, IL?
Yes. Chiropractic care is covered by most major insurance companies. We are happy to bill your insurance for you and work with you and your insurance company to ensure you get taken care of.
Can getting your neck adjusted help with headaches?
Yes! Often times, chiropractic adjustments can provide instantaneous relief from headaches.
Call us at (217) 391-5446 or fill out the form below today to schedule an appointment and feel better soon.