Chiropractic treatment has been a popular sought-after alternative form of care that delivers positive, long-lasting results without the use of medication.
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) May 03, 2012
Headaches are among one of the most common disorders of the nervous system and accounts for thousands of doctor visits in the United States each year. The painful throbbing experience from a headache can seriously impede on a person’s normal function and is one of the more common reasons for absence from work or school. Many Americans experience chronic or daily reoccurring headaches and feel that pain pills are the only thing for relief.
There are two common types of headaches, which are migraines and tension headaches.
According to the World Health Organization, tension type headaches occur in over 80% of women and 65% of men. This condition is characterized by bilateral to moderate pain and pressure which is often described to having pressure or tightness around the head which can spread from or into the neck. These painful headaches are caused by tension of the neck muscles and can result from excessive forward head posture, which is a common problem with people who work on a desk.
Migraines are an inherited neurological disorder that is characterized by hyper-excitable networks in the brain that may have been triggered either by a stimulus or spontaneously, leading to attacks. These attacks may also be associated with sinus pain, anxiety, vomiting, sensitivity to light, difficulty with concentration and mental processing, and changes in the mood. Typically, migraines tend to last for 24 hours and may last up to 3 days.
Both migraines and headaches can result from many different sources and have triggers such as stress, diet, chemical imbalances and misalignments of the cervical spine. Chiropractic care refers to these spinal misalignments as subluxations, which can cause nerve interference in the body. Subluxations can occur from various causes such as automobile accidents, repetitive movements, poor posture, poor ergonomics or lack of exercise. Dr. Adam Jacobs, a San Francisco chiropractor can help identify these triggers and directly treat the cause of the headaches as well as provide advice for stress relief through various stretches and exercises and as well as ergonomic recommendations to ensure proper posture.
As reported by R. Bryans, M. Descarreaux and M. Duranleau (2011) in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, a series of controlled clinical trials of chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for migraine and headaches have shown that spinal manipulation and massage are recommended for patients with episodic or chronic pain as joint mobilization and deep neck flexor exercises for patients are highly recommended.
Dr. Jacobs uses a unique combination of Active Release Technique and chiropractic spinal adjustments to help relieve pain from headaches and migraines, and the combination of these two modalities can help eliminate the worse and most chronic headaches. The use of Active Release focuses on relieving tension in the muscles that may be chronically tight and contributing to headaches and migraines. Dr. Jacobs uses this technique to target the muscles which are pulling the spine out of alignment and compressing the nerves and blood supply to the head which results in the migraines and headaches. The spinal adjustment is used to help restore balance in the spine by putting the vertebrae that are out of alignment back in its normal position.
Chiropractic treatment has been a popular sought-after alternative form of care that delivers positive, long-lasting results without the use of medications and without the potential adverse side effects so many prescription and over the counter drugs have.
Dr. Jacobs from SF Custom Chiropractic will provide extensive complementary consultation and perform spinal adjustments in order to relieve pain and symptoms associated with migraines for the Month of May. Recently, SF Custom Chiropractic has been voted as one of the top 5 chiropractic clinics in the Bay Area by ABC 7’s A list. If you suffer from migraines or headaches now is the time to come in and get the long lasting relief that so many other patients have experienced through chiropractic care.
About SF Custom Chiropractic: SF Custom Chiropractic opened in January 2011. Head treating doctor, Dr. Adam Jacobs received his doctorate of chiropractic from Palmer West College of Chiropractic. He has a masters’ degree and a full body and long nerve entrapment certification in Active Release Technique.