Suffer From Headaches? Chiropractic Treatments Can Help! from a Wilmington Chiropractor

Suffer From Headaches? Chiropractic Treatments Can Help! from a Wilmington Chiropractor

Chiropractor Wilmington NC Rhett King

Suffer From Headaches? Chiropractic Treatments Can Help!

Principles of chiropractic have been receiving much attention lately by clinical researchers who are discovering that chiropractic techniques do provide numerous benefits to an individual’s health and well-being. In addition to treating painful musculoskeletal conditions without the use of prescription medications, chiropractic treatments can also relieve chronic headaches caused by certain “triggers”, such as noise, stress, bright lights, insomnia, foods and changes in blood glucose levels.

According to the American Chiropractic Association, less than five percent of headaches are produced by more serious, underlying conditions, with the majority of headaches emerging from spinal misalignment and muscle tension/ joint irritation in the neck.

How Chiropractic Treatments Relieve Headaches
A lifelong exponent of chiropractic wellness theories and treatments, Dr. King promotes self-healing of the body by treating patients with the latest techniques from the field of chiropractic. Manipulation and adjustment procedures performed by Dr. King focus on the need to keep the spine and its vertebrae properly aligned. When a misaligned spine and compressed nerves affect the nervous system, any area of the body can suffer pain and inflammation–including the neck and head–since it is the nervous system that connects all systems to each other.

For headache relief, Dr. King may perform one or more of the following:

  • Spinal manipulation–this restores displaced vertebrae to their proper positions while eliminating pressure on spinal nerves responsible for neck tension. Spinal manipulations also relax neck muscles and enhance muscle and joint health by increasing blood flow to the neck area.
  • Active release technique (ART)–by manipulating and massaging soft tissues in a precise, predetermined manner, Dr. King can eliminate chronic headaches caused by overuse of neck muscles. ART also relieves back and shoulder pain, sciatica and knee joint problems.
  • Myofascial release therapy (MRT)–if Dr. King determines that a patient’s headache is the result of the body adopting unnatural positions due to poor posture, repetitive stress or other injury, he may perform myofascial release therapy on patients who need flexibility and health restored to their fascia, a type of tough, connective tissue found all over the body. MRT works best to relieve tension headaches but can also reduce the frequency of chronic cluster or migraine headaches as well.

Dr. King may also recommend stretching exercises, postural changes and dietary modifications if certain foods are suspected of triggering headaches.

Holistic chiropractors like Dr. King are interested in creating an optimal environment for all physiological systems by improving nervous system functioning and encouraging patients to pay attention to eating healthy foods, getting enough exercise and minimizing stress as much as possible.

If you’re wondering if chiropractic treatment is for you, call our office today and set up an appointment (910) 777-7228.

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9:00am - 12:00pm
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9:00am - 12:00pm
3:00pm - 6:00pm

9:00am - 12:00pm


King Chiropractic: Rhett King, DC
1115 Military Cutoff Road Suite A2
Wilmington, NC 28405
(910) 777-7228