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Experience Natural Help for Headaches & Migraines

person with headacheApproximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, and over 35 million people in the US suffer from migraines. Often debilitating and disruptive, these conditions can affect daily functioning and quality of life.

You may wonder what the difference between a headache and migraine is. “A headache is often just a general pain up into the head. A migraine is specific, often a lot more intense pain that’s more regular and more debilitating,” said First State Health & Wellness chiropractor Dr. Douglas Briggs.

If you’ve been seeking a natural solution for your chronic headaches or migraines, we offer chiropractic care and acupuncture, both of which can provide effective relief.

How Does Chiropractic Help?

Given how much time people spend on their digital devices these days, from looking down on their cell phones to being in a hunched-over position working on their laptop, forward head posture can develop. This posture creates a lot of tension up the neck into the back of the head.

What happens is that tension quickly translates into a lot of pressure and is a primary cause of many patients’ headache complaints. Chiropractic care helps alleviate neck tension, relax the muscles, and get the joints moving. Helping things get more open and movable can offset a lot of the root irritation of the headache complaints.

The Role of Acupuncture

As a primary form of traditional Chinese medicine, acupuncture can help ease headaches and migraines. There are some classical acupuncture points traditionally recognized for addressing those. “As there’s a lot of muscle tension up the spine through the neck into the base of the skull, I treat points to relax that tension, which can alleviate a lot of headache pain complaints,” said Dr. Briggs.

When Will I Start Getting Relief?

Our goal is to get you relief as quickly as possible. Some patients get alleviation right away, and for others, who have a lot of tension, it may take a bit more time. If you’d like to get natural, lasting relief from your headaches or migraines, give our practice a call today. We want to help!


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