We have been providing treatment for headaches in San Francisco since 1992.
One of the most common complaints n a chiropractic office are headaches. Especially, chronic headaches, which are headaches that persist for over 90 days wont go away.
There are many underlying causes of headaches, and fortunately, most respond favorably to chiropractic case management.
During the past 23 years or so we have helped thousands of patients with headaches return to more normal “headache free” active lifestyles. Some were diagnosed with tension headaches, some with migraines, temporal headaches, unilateral headaches, whatever. A diagnosis is just a name…a way to label the symptoms. It’s really just a particular doctors opinion.
In reality, most headache symptoms overlap with each other which makes it very difficult to correctly classify it as one type of headache or the other.
Chiropractors tend to focus more on how to help the headache than how to name it.
Experience tells us the most headaches originate from misalignment’s or pinched nerves in the neck. The causes are usually poor posture or ergonomics, a bad mattress or pillow, stress, auto accidents (many left untreated), sports injuries, a short leg, on and on. The cause is usually mechanical.
Sure, there can be serious causes of headaches, but these are usually associated with headaches that are new and acute with sudden onset. These are very rare and involve infections, tumors or fractures.
Sometimes x-ray or MRI is necessary to quantify the problem in the neck.
Chiropractic treatment for headaches (at our clinic) typically consists of chiropractic adjustments, massage, stretching, low tech exercises, posture and ergonomic advice, a cervical pillow, and laser if needed. Visits take about 20-30 minutes. Results are outstanding.
In the event you have a serious headache or there are any “red flags” we have medical doctors at our primary clinic a few blocks away to check you out.
So, if you have headaches that wont go away and would like to be checked to see if you are a candidate for headaches treatment in San Francisco, please call 415-392-2225.
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