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Symptoms You May Experience with Headaches

Did you know that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches? While some headaches are occasional, others are frequent. Some feel like a dull nuisance, and others are accompanied by debilitating pain and nausea. They can develop gradually, or come on suddenly. They also may last from less than an hour to several days.

About 95% of headaches are known as primary headaches. These headaches are typically caused by overactivity or problems with muscle tension. Primary headaches are not symptoms of underlying diseases. The most common primary headaches include:

  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraines
  • Tension headaches

According to the American Chiropractic Association, headaches have many causes. These triggers may include alcohol, poor diet, certain foods, changes in sleep patterns, poor posture, muscle tension, skipped meals, stress, and exercise.

man with a headache

The Mayo Clinic states that symptoms you may experience from headaches include, but are not limited to:

  • Constipation
  • Neck stiffness
  • Mood changes
  • Frequent yawning
  • Aura
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain on one or both sides of your head
  • Lightheadedness
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Muscle aches

If you are experiencing headaches, and would like to try a natural approach to treating them, giving Healing Hands Chiropractic a call today. (615) 203-3505 Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, our clinic treats headache pain at its source!


How Chiropractic Can Help Treat Headaches

What do you do when you find yourself suffering from a headache? Reach for a pill? Try and sleep it off? Attempt to ignore the pain until you just can’t take it anymore? There’s a better way! Chiropractic care can treat headache pain at its source.

A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that interventions commonly used in chiropractic care to treat headaches are effective treatment options.

Spinal manipulations done by Dr. Dee can remove subluxations in the spine that are triggering your headaches, and treat the source of your headaches once and for all. Over the counter and prescription medications mask the pain often associated with headaches, but they do not find the root cause of why these headaches keep happening.

With her incredible expertise, Dr. Dee will identify any misalignments in the spine that may be triggering your headaches. She will then perform adjustments to remove these subluxations, allowing your body to heal itself.

She can also support you by recommending nutritional advice, advice on posture, exercises and relaxation techniques, and more to help relieve the tension in the neck and upper back that often goes hand in hand with headaches.

By identifying the misalignments in the spine and correcting them with chiropractic adjustments, your headache pain will become a thing of the past.

Doctors of chiropractic receive extensive training in order to be able to effectively help treat their patients in many ways. Dr. Dee, at Healing Hands Chiropractic, understands that chiropractic care is about far more than just back pain. She believes in treating the whole patient in order to help them live their best and healthiest life!


Benefits of Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches

There are many benefits associated with chiropractic treatment for headaches. Numerous studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are incredibly effective for treating primary headaches, especially those that originate in the neck.

A report released by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC found that “spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension type headache than commonly prescribed medications.”

man getting a chioropractic treatment

Most people do not realize that having a misalignment in the spine can increase muscle tension while irritating the nerves that control blood flow into the head. By improving the movement and alignment of the spine, pressure and irritation relief occurs.

This relief means that communication is restored between your nervous system and the rest of your body. It also means that your headaches should become less frequent and intense! That is truly something OTC and prescriptions medications cannot offer.

Healing Hands Chiropractic seeks to treat headache pain at its source. This allows Dr. Dee to address the source of headache pain. By doing this, headaches can become a thing of the past!

Chiropractic provides a healthy, natural, safe, and effective treatment to headaches by:

  • Determining the location of vertebral subluxations that can cause headaches
  • Increasing nerve function throughout the entire body
  • Treating the cause of the headache rather than the symptoms
  • Providing relief for all types of headache pain


Healing Hands Chiropractic Can Help

Healing Hands Chiropractic specializes in providing excellent care for all patients. Located in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, their primary goal is to give each patient the best chiropractic care possible. Whether you’re suffering from headaches, back pain, or anything in between, Healing Hands Chiropractic can help.

Dr. Dee offers an incredibly high level of care and is an excellent choice for treating your headache pain! With her many years of experience, she has incredible knowledge of the human body and the impact of chiropractic care. She is thoughtful, thorough, and treats each patient as if they were family.

Her vast knowledge of the chiropractic field allows her to help patients treat their headaches at their source, with natural, safe, and effective treatment. With effective chiropractic care, there is no need to mask the pain of headaches with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Let Healing Hands Chiropractic and its incredible staff help you get your headaches under control with natural and effective care.

Do not accept headaches as a normal part of your everyday life! You deserve more! Call Healing Hands Chiropractic today to schedule your appointment. Our staff can help you eliminate headaches from your life and get you on the road to living your happiest and healthiest life possible!

Schedule your appointment today or call us (615) 203-3505

  • Abun4ss
    I am so fortunate that my husband introduced me to Dr. Dee and her "healing hands". I have been seeing her for almost a month, and my chronic back pain has improved dramatically. I look forward to our visits and would highly recommend her to anyone who is looking to truly heal their bodies. . - Kristen Chase
  • Abun4ss
    Not sure what my husband would have done without Dr. Dee. She has continually sought out new techniques to help him. I can say without a doubt, my husband would not be where he is without her guidance. - Audreanna Hoyt
  • slidenew2
    I came into the clinic with chronic back pain. As an athlete I was looking for anything to make me feel the slightest bit better. After a few months, Dr.Dee was not only able to make me feel significantly better but I no longer had that nagging pain while lifting! She's a life saver! - Victoria Hartline
  • slidenew3
    I heard about Dr. Dee though a friend and must say I'm glad I listened. I've been to a few chiropractors before and she is by far the most thorough of all. She treats the whole body, not just back issues. I've had pain in my toes that I had resigned myself to live with, but she even helped with that. I send all my friends to her now. - d.w
  • slidenew4
    Dr. Dee is awesome! I thought walking around with tightness in my neck, feeling like I was in constant need for a neck massage was just normal. Now I know it's not and it is SO nice to not feel like that any more! Thanks Dr. Dee. We are lucky to have you in Murfreesboro!! - Nan Norsby