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Got Unbearable Tension Headaches? Dr. Longo Can Help You Overcome Those.

Many things can subject you to suffer the sapping effects of tension headaches. Tension headaches are a relatively common type of pain that affects people. They have many potential causes and can strike at literally any time of the day or night.

At Empower Health, Dr. Longo is professional chiropractic who’s an expert at both chiropractic and medical academia. He the professional you need who can alleviate your pain and other ill effects of frequently occurring tension headaches.

How Chiropractic Treatment Alleviates Tension Headaches

When patients see a professional chiropractor to treat their headaches, the paperwork they complete include questions regarding how their headaches impact both their wellbeing and their day-to-day activities. This data can be used to monitor a patient’s progress over time. Similarly, patients may be asked for data at each visit regarding the frequency, intensity, and duration of their headaches since their last visit to determine if a new approach to treatment should be considered.

Chiropractic offers multiple types of treatments intending to reduce neck and headache pain, restore function to the vertebrae in the cervical spine—especially in the upper cervical region—and teaching the patient preventative methods of self-management such as exercises, ice or heat, and dietary modifications.

One of the most common types of headaches begin at the base of the head and radiate into the back of the head, to the temporal region, and/or behind the eyes.  These headaches are often Cervicogenic Headaches, which is a fancy term that simply means headaches that start from the neck (cervical=neck, genic/genesis=origin).  Chiropractic care has been shown to be extraordinarily effective at eliminating these headaches.  Of course, that is logical.  Think about it: if there is a problem in your neck irritating the nerves, which leads to a radiating headache, does taking a pill or getting a shot do anything to relieve the irritation to the nerve?  Of course not, those medical approaches only keep you from feeling the irritated nerve for a while, then the headaches will return all over again.  The chiropractic approach is to remove the cause of the headache.

Schedule an Appointment Today with Dr. Longo.

There’s no reason why you must lead a miserable life due to the debilitating effects of tension headaches. Just contact our professional chiropractic, Dr. Longo, at Empower Health Chiropractic and Spinal Decompression Center in Mehlville, and he will help you to overcome the longing effects of your tension headaches.