Headaches come in many forms and from many causes. A common type of headache and one often misdiagnosed is the headache which is linked to cervical spine disorders. Often times when a patient had a loss of proper function in the cervical spine it can cause headache symptoms. The cause of this can be a loss of function in the neck, tight or tense musculature or traumatic injury. It is important to properly assess and diagnose these injuries so the treatment can be focused to the area generating the headache.
Headaches caused by whiplash injuries are one of the most common seen in the chiropractic office. Headache is an extremely common complaint following motor car accidents and it is important that a patient be properly evaluated so that any necessary diagnostic workup can be performed and a proper treatment plan can be prescribed. Concussion and Post-Concussive Syndrome are another head symptom that commonly presents following a traumatic incident. It is important that you seek care for this and our team of chiropractors is skilled in assessing these injuries and when necessary making appropriate medical referrals.
Of course there are other factors that can cause headaches, such as stress and alcohol. But a chiropractor takes a comprehensive approach to your treatment examining any potential trauma to the spine. Chiropractic adjustments are one solution in the treatment of headaches.
If you suffer from headaches, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractors today. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you. If you live in or around Philadelphia and suffer from headaches, call us today!