Chiropractic Care for Headache, Migraine, and TMJ in State College PA

try chiropractic care for headache and migraine relief

One of the biggest health problems that chiropractors in State College PA see is headaches, and for good reason; millions of Americans suffer from headaches every day. Headaches are so common that there are even different names for different types of headaches, including tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, migraine headaches and others.

Luckily, Chiropractic Care is one of the very best treatments for headaches. It’s natural, drug-free and safe, and can prevent future headaches too. The more important question, however, is this; what causes headaches?

Causes of Headaches in State College PA Related to the Spine

The start of most headaches begins with outside forces. Car accidents that cause whiplash, poor posture from staring down at a computer screen for hours every day, slips and falls, and concussive accidents that happen when someone plays football and other violent sports.

All of these violent actions, and more, force the 7 cervical vertebrae of the neck to become subluxated (misaligned), putting pressure on the nerves and causing muscle tension, spasm and stress. The normal curvature of the cervical spine, the lordotic curve, can also be damaged which, frankly, is a very severe problem. Chiropractors, and many medical doctors as well, believe that the cervical curve is extremely important to overall health and wellness.

Over time, if these subluxations and the lordotic curve aren’t corrected, the vertebral discs between the vertebrae can begin to break down and, as more time passes, the vertebra themselves begin to break down also, putting severe pressure on the nerves and causing severe headaches, neck pain, eye spasms, hearing problems, tinnitus and, unfortunately, other health problems that can be quite painful. There’s even a name for the type of headache caused by this; cervicogenic headache. Subluxated vertebrae can even cause temporomandibular joint syndrome (TMJ) of the jaw, where the jaw clicks when a person opens their mouth.

The good news is that Chiropractors are cervical spine specialists, and can address these painful problems using specific, safe chiropractic adjustments to realign the vertebrae, correct the cervical lordotic curve and put an end to all these headache problems and pain. Chiropractors also use cervical traction and decompression devices to help correct the lordotic curve. This combination has proven to help millions of patients suffering from all the different types of headaches, as well as neck pain, vision and hearing problems and a host of other painful conditions.

So How are Headaches Treated?

The kind of treatment for headaches will depend on what is causing the headaches. Our chiropractors work diligently to find the source of your headaches to help you to overcome them. Each year millions of dollars are spent treating headaches with aspirin and other drugs. While this may help in some cases, it is often not treat the cause of the problem. Chiropractors are able to work at the source of the problem, which can help you prevent the need for headache medications.

Don't suffer from headaches and migraines. At Hildebrand Chiropractic in State College PA our team will help you understand the cause of your condition and the treatment necessary to fix it. Feel free to call and ask any questions that you may have.

Monday - Thursday
9:30am - 12:30pm
2:30pm - 5:30pm

Friday - Sunday

Hildebrand Chiropractic

1460 Martin St
State College, PA 16803

(814) 238-8540