Every now and then, we all get headaches. However, if you are suffering from headaches or migraines more regularly you’re probably searching for something to relieve them. When short-term approaches, such as painkillers, become an unsustainable option, many people look for alternative therapies. These treatments can often make a big difference to your quality of life. They are also often better for your body than taking pain medication for an extended period of time.

One of the most popular alternative solutions for relieving headaches and migraines is chiropractic care. This method helps to realign the bones, tendons, and muscles around the back, shoulders, and neck that often cause headaches. Relieving tension around the neck and head can be transformative, reducing pressure on nerves that can cause headaches and migraines.

Chiropractic care can have fantastic benefits for your overall health, by reducing tension that we all hold in our bodies. This tension builds up as a result of our day-to-day lives. Many of us have sedentary lifestyles, sitting at desks to work, resulting in poor posture. Bad posture puts undue pressure on certain muscles in the back, shoulders, and neck. The muscles in our neck, shoulders, and back are constantly working hard to keep the head properly supported. When the muscles become overworked this often causes pain and can lead to headaches and migraines.

A result of the muscles being overworked is that trigger points otherwise known as ‘knots’ will form in the muscles. These trigger points in addition to the pressure on the nerves in the upper back, neck, and shoulders are almost always part of if not the reason for headaches and migraines. The best way to eliminate these trigger points is through deep-tissue massage and more directly by treating them with trigger point injections.

At Genesis Integrative Medicine, the medical team uses their years of experience to get down to the bottom of what is causing headaches and migraines. Chiropractic care combined with exercises to improve posture and flexibility and trigger point therapy can result in a long-term solution that relieves chronic headaches and migraines.

If you are suffering from headaches or migraines, consider how chiropractic care in combination with other alternative therapies can help.