Headache Treatment in Oro Valley
Everyone will experience a headache at some point in their lives. Headaches are defined as pain in the face or head and at times the neck. Headache pain can trigger sensitivities in the mouth, ears, nose, skin, and bones. Some people attribute their headaches to stress, while others attribute theirs to an accident or some other type of injury. For most people, headaches occur, and then go away for lengthy periods of time. Other people experience headaches frequently. At Chiropractic USA, our chiropractor provides headache treatment in Oro Valley, AZ.
Causes of Headaches
Numerous things can trigger a headache. Sometimes, a misalignment of the spinal column can cause recurring headaches in addition to neck and upper back pain. The cervical discs in your neck can apply pressure to the nerves and muscles. This pressure interrupts the normal function of the nervous system and causes swelling, discomfort, and pain.
How We Diagnose Headaches
It is important to recognize that a headache is not a condition. A headache is a symptom of a condition. Our doctor’s goal is to identify the root cause of the symptom. We start by completing a history and physical examination of each patient. During this portion of the exam, patients are asked a few questions about their personal medical history as well as their family’s medical history. Patients are also asked about how often they exercise, and if they have had any recent injuries. We will then take x-rays and review them. Our chiropractor will identify any subluxations and create a treatment plan for corrections.
How We Treat Headaches
Our chiropractor uses several chiropractic treatment modalities to treat headaches. The core of our treatment plan centers around chiropractic adjustments. In addition to these adjustments, we may include heat and cold therapies, ultrasound therapy, cold laser therapy, and electrical muscle stimulation. Each patient is unique and each treatment plan is customized to help reduce pain and reduce the frequency of the patient’s headaches.
Headache Treatment and Chiropractic Care in Oro Valley, AZ
Headaches can be debilitating and can prevent you from enjoying the things you love to do. If you are experiencing frequent headaches, we can help through chiropractic care. Call our team at Chiropractic USA in Oro Valley today at (520) 818-7788 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Watson.