Headache Treatment In Greer, SC
Do you suffer from headaches or know someone that does? We can almost guarantee you do because headaches are such a widespread problem. 50% of people report having a headache every year, and 4% of the world’s population suffer from headaches 15 or more days every month. A headache can be caused by:
- Emotional Stress – anxiety and depression
- Medical Conditions – high blood pressure and infection
- Physical Stress – injury, dysfunction in your spine, nerve irritation, tight muscles, trigger points
- Environmental Stress – weather and allergies
Our office focuses on physical and mechanical causes, but we can also help you implement lifestyle changes. Headaches are very common but not normal. They are your body’s way of telling you something is wrong. If your headaches come from your spine being out of alignment, they will not go away until you have addressed that issue. Chiropractors specialize in finding the root cause of the problem by determining if your headaches originate from the muscles, joints, discs, or something else.
How We Treat Headaches in Greer, SC
Your First Chiropractic Visit
At your first appointment during your headache consultation, we will get a health history. This information informs the doctor and their team of your current level of health, issues you are dealing with, and any history of injuries or illnesses.
Your examination may include a thorough evaluation of posture (posture is the window to the spine), range of motion, leg length, muscle strength, reflexes, palpation, orthopedic and other tests. These tests will help determine whether subluxations (misalignments) of the spine or other joints affect your health.
X-Rays & Analysis
Your chiropractic examination may require comprehensive X-rays. The X-rays will reveal the degree of spinal misalignment, the phase of spinal degeneration, significant pathologies, and other potential considerations of care. In our clinic, careful analysis leads to precision measurements. This thorough analysis, along with the clinical exam findings, enables us to provide you with our best recommendations.
Your Second Chiropractic Visit
Explanation and Report of Findings
After your doctor has studied your health history, clinical examination, and X-rays, you will be given a thorough report of findings. Your spouse or significant other is more than welcome to attend this report as well. We’ll educate you about your spine and nervous system. After explaining the findings, we’ll review your X-rays and compare them to normal findings to provide you with a clear understanding of any problems present. Based on the results of these tests, we’ll recommend any further diagnostic testing that is needed. We will discuss all insurance information during this appointment.
If the doctor determines they can help you and accepts your case, they will administer your first chiropractic adjustment. The doctor will then offer their services and discuss their recommendations for corrective care. The recommendations will vary according to the severity of subluxation, phase of degeneration, age, and current condition. Because we are proficient in various adjusting techniques, we can choose the most effective approach to enhance your comfort and results.
Our recommendations are always based on helping you regain as healthy a spine and nervous system as possible and teaching you to maintain it throughout your life.
Specific Chiropractic Care in Greer, SC
What is a subluxation?
Subluxation, often referred to as vertebral subluxation, occurs when the spine becomes misaligned and obstructs nerve flow. This can compromise movement and lead to many unwanted health problems that people suffer from regularly. Subluxation can cause a wide range of negative effects on the body, such as nerve flow obstruction, disc degeneration, bone spurs, as well as changes in the ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Most frequently, subluxation occurs in the neck, mid back, lower back, or hip bones but can also occur in other joints. Some common symptoms associated with subluxation include:
- Low Back Pain
- Neck Pain
- Leg Pain
- Arm Pain
- Decreased Mobility
- Muscle Spasms and Tenderness
Since subluxations can potentially impair natural nerve function and compromise the body’s ability to maintain optimal health, it is essential to have your spine evaluated to see how chiropractic might help improve the nerve flow resulting in better nervous system function.
How do you correct a subluxation?
One of our highly skilled doctors will perform a chiropractic adjustment. The doctor will manually adjust your spine and relieve the subluxation by placing a certain amount of pressure in a specific location. This will allow proper nerve flow to return to the area and decrease pain associated with the subluxation.
By following the doctor’s recommendations and ensuring you are present for all your scheduled appointments, you will be on your way to a healthier spine and a decrease in headaches. It is crucial to maintain this health through recommended strengthening and stabilizing exercises.