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 it 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 Doctors of Chiropractic here at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center are experts in determining the cause(s) of your headaches and how best to treat them.

In order to properly treat your headaches, we must first determine the cause(s). Many times, issues causing head pain are not because of a head problem. One of the most frequent causes of a headache is issues with muscles and joint motion in the neck. If your headache is caused by structural issues, medications might cover up the pain, but cannot solve the problem. The doctors at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center treat headaches from many causes and the treatment is designed on an individual basis.

The most common issues with head pain we see and help with regularly:

  • Tension Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Sinus Headaches
  • TMJ Headaches
  • Whiplash Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches

The healing process for Headaches in Springfield, IL

Comprehensive Consultation and Exam

All new patients receive a comprehensive consultation and evaluation to determine the cause(s) of their head pain. 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 called subluxations. 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. Subluxation in the head and neck are very common causes of head pain. Specific, individualized chiropractic adjustments will correct these subluxations, relieve pain, and allow for proper communication and healing and help get your headaches to be a thing of the past.

Individualized Exercises Plan

Most people with head pain have some sort or structural problem.
Whether that is subluxation, muscle tension, or issues arising from injuries, stretches and exercises are a critical part of proper management. The majority of our patients here at Capitol Chiropractic are prescribed exercises targeted for their specific problem to ensure proper and prompt recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions

What kind of doctor should I see for headaches?

Conditions that cause head pain are often very complicated. Seeing a headache expert is recommended when trying to find a doctor to see. The doctors at Capitol Chiropractic Health Center are experts with headaches with over 60 years of clinical experience. If we cannot help you, we will be sure to find a doctor who can help.

When should I seek care for head pain?

Pain in the head can happen for so many reasons, and some of these are life threatening. That being said, you should see a doctor immediately if you have a headache–especially if it is not something you have had before, or if it is remarkably worse than what you have had in the past.

Will my insurance help pay for chiropractic care for head pain in Springfield, IL?

Yes, insurance covers chiropractic care for headaches. The coverage varies based on individual insurance plans. If you have questions, Dr. Joe would be happy to check your insurance benefits for you. Just give us a call at (217)391-5446 and ask for Dr. Joe.

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