There are 2 important things you must know about chiropractic care if you are in an auto accident.

Causes of Tension Headaches

Research has shown chiropractic care to be helpful in treating tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck caused by acute injury (similar to injury found in auto accident victims). There is no reason to suffer these debilitating tension headaches. Call our office now at 336.303.1512 and get on the road to feeling better fast.

What to Expect On Your 1st Visit

Firstly, the chiropractor will do a complete examination of your spine and neck regions to determine the extent of any damage. Whiplash and acute injury to the spine and neck are certainly the most common ailments but other injuries to the spine could also exist. The examination will include studying areas of restricted movement, spinal alignment and overall posture.

Additionally, the examination will include your past medical history so you will want to be prepared to provide this on your 1st visit.

Next, the chiropractor will determine a natural, drug-free treatment plan for your particular type of headache. This could include a combination of gentle spinal manipulations (adjustments), gentle massage therapy and other natural modalities (heat therapy, ice therapy, etc.). Your treatment plan could also include a plan for preventative care going forward including proper nutrition, a change in diet, advice on proper posture, relaxation techniques and therapeutic exercises to help improve the overall range of motion in the spine. This will help ease the tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back which feed the headache pain.

The treatment plan listed above is merely an example of a possible treatment plan for your headache pain. Your actual treatment plan will depend upon your diagnosis. Your chiropractor will thoroughly explain your treatment options to you so that you know exactly what to expect.

Call us at (336) 303-1512 to make an appointment!