Headaches are among the most common reasons patients visit their doctors, and tension headaches are the most common type experienced. What are the symptoms of a tension headache? – A “vise-like” sensation in the back of the head and neck – Pain in the head and neck area – Muscle contractions in the back of the neck – Headaches that happen later in the day What are the causes of tension headaches? Tension headaches have also been called “muscle contraction headaches.” Some causes include: – Stress – Mental or emotional conflict – Anger, either chronic or transient – Clenching the jaw – Intense, focused work – Low blood sugar or hunger – Depression – Anxiety – Acute or chronic sleep deprivation – Sleep apnea When medications aren’t enough or are contraindicated Although medications like aspirin, acetaminophen, and ibuprofen can help, they have side effects. You may not be able Continue reading →

  Chiropractic care can do amazing things for a person’s health.  Depending on which phase of life you’re in, the benefits of chiropractic care can vary greatly.  If you’re a senior, you might be surprised about some of the advantages to be obtained from regular visits to your chiropractor. Pain Relief.  As you age, your joints can lose the cartilage and lubrication necessary to eliminate pain.  Prior injuries and medical issues can contribute to even further pain and discomfort.  When chiropractors realign the vertebral column, many of the abnormalities that create pain in the spine and surrounding soft tissue structures experience relief that often dismisses comfort throughout the central nervous system. Increased Motion.  Limited movement may become regular as you start to experience stiffness in your joints in old age. You might be surprised to learn that many people experience an increase in motion in their extremities after chiropractic work, which reaches Continue reading →