Headaches affect almost half the population. Therefor, our St. George chiropractors see headaches regularly at Crux Sport & Spine. The majority of the headaches we see are tension headaches caused by poor posture, jaw clinching, tight neck and shoulder muscles, or weak muscles in the front of your neck called the deep neck flexors.
At Crux, we give you the tools to retain proper posture and reduce your headaches. This includes stretching, strengthening exercises, and muscle release techniques.
There are a few different headaches that we see at our chiropractic clinic in St. George. Here are some of the headaches we treat:
About 15-25% of headaches are referred to as cervicogenic headaches. These headaches occur in individuals between the ages of 40 and 50. Also, they affect women 4x more often than men. These headaches are common in people who have experienced some form of trauma, especially motor vehicle accidents or concussions.
These headaches typically come with neck tenderness and stiffness. It is common for these headaches to only occur on one side. However, in some cases, these headaches are bilateral. These headaches fluctuate in pain and cause deep, non-throbbing pain that can last hours to days. Symptoms can be reproduced by having your neck in awkward positions.
How do we treat cervicogenic headaches?
In most cases, cervicogenic headaches display tightness in the back neck and shoulder muscles and weakness in the front neck muscles. Therefore, we work to release your tight muscles and strengthen your weak muscles to improve your neck function and ease your symptoms.
Over 30 million Americans suffer from at least one migraine headache each year. Migraine headaches affect women 3x more than men. Migraines symptoms typically include nausea, vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, throbbing sensations in the head, and eye pain.
How do we treat migraine headaches?
Migraines are typically caused by tension and strain in the neck. We work on stretching the tense part of the body to relieve some tension and discomfort and then reduce headache triggers.
Your Visit With US
We start every visit with a comprehensive movement based assessment to identify any critical contributors to your pain. We then combine muscle release techniques with chiropractic adjustments to help relax your tight muscles and allow your body to move better and feel better. Then, most patients are brought to our rehab area, where we teach you how to extend your session’s benefits at home through stretches and exercises based on your needs and goals.
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