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Headache Relief

When headache pains pop up, your first instinct is probably to reach into your medicine cabinet. While this move can provide some temporary relief, you can expect the issue to return. Dr. Robert Ferguson at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN, offers personalized treatment to help provide lasting relief.

Guide to Headaches and Chiropractic Care

Headache pain can come in many different forms and be caused by many different things. One trait that is common to all of them is that it’s due to something not quite right in the body.

It could be that you ate something your body doesn’t respond well to or that you are fatigued or stressed. However, it’s also often caused by an issue in your musculoskeletal system. Dr. Ferguson and the team at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN, dive deeper into the potential causes of headaches and how chiropractic care can help below.

Understanding Headache Pain

Pain of any type is a signal that something is wrong, and headache pain is no different. Often, headaches are caused by tension, which is frequently related to mental and emotional stress. Other times, that tension is the result of a musculoskeletal issue like a misalignment or herniated disc. Such issues force the muscles to work harder to keep you upright and moving through your day.

While tension is a top cause of headaches, misalignment and herniated discs also impair blood flow and nerve function, which can both lead to migraines and headache pain. Additionally, sometimes old injuries in the soft tissues cause trigger points to develop, which are tender knots that can put undue pressure on the nerves and surrounding components.

How Chiropractic Care Can Help

Chiropractors specialize in getting to the bottom of your pain and determining the best way to address it. They utilize a combination of techniques that can be effective for various types of headache pain, according to the needs of the individual. Below are just a few examples of such techniques.

  • Adjustments and manipulation: Restoring alignment to the skeletal system helps take pressure off the nerves, discs, and muscles.
  • Massage therapy: Massage therapy is highly effective at relieving tension, improving blood flow, and releasing natural pain relievers.
  • Cold laser therapy: Therapeutic laser treatments penetrate deep layers of soft tissue to stimulate tissue repair, improve blood flow, and more.
  • Therapeutic exercises: Targeted movements can help stretch and strengthen troubled areas of soft tissues.

Don’t let headaches interfere with your life another day. Visit Dr. Ferguson at Chiropractic Rehabilitation & Acupuncture in Indianapolis, IN, for personalized and lasting relief. Call (317) 204-3981 to schedule an appointment today.


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