Dr. Anthony Noya, of Noya Chiropractic, offers treatment and lifestyle advice to relieve and prevent headaches, including migraines, for patients from the Tenlytown, Washington D.C. Metro Area.
How can chiropractic help headaches?
Correcting spinal misalignments can relieve the pain and tension associated with headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care also improves a patient’s overall health, which can help with many headaches. Spinal adjustments are particularly helpful for tension headaches, which may originate in the neck or at the base of the skull. Specific adjustments — like a sinus adjustment, which targets the bones and mucous membranes in the sinuses — may also be helpful. Migraines often respond to chiropractic treatment, as do headaches with the combined symptoms of migraines and tension headaches.
Can improved posture help with headaches?
Yes, when you have poor posture or suffer from “text neck”, a position where your head is constantly tilted down from looking at your phone or tablet, a number of conditions can arise. In addition to putting excess strain on your neck, which can result in headaches, the text neck position also impedes circulation to the brain. When your brain is deprived of the oxygen and nutrients supplied by your blood flow, headaches, and migraines can occur. Dr. Noya provides expert adjustments and postural realignment services that can help you to improve your posture when sitting, standing, or moving, which will reduce headaches and improve your overall health and wellbeing?
Are there other contributing factors to headaches that Dr. Noya can help with?
Dr. Noya takes a holistic view of his patients’ health and wellbeing, including diet and nutrition. Headaches are sometimes caused by dietary triggers or deficiencies. For example, certain additives or amino acids such as tyramine or phenylethylamine, which are common in many food items, are headache triggers for people. Dr. Noya can help you to review your diet to determine if your headaches are linked to any foods or beverages or a lack of certain nutrients.