Georgetown Headache Relief with Exercise and Chiropractic

April 18, 2017

Headache. Doesn’t the word cause your head to ache?!

Today’s busy world, its fast pace and stress, finds many Georgetown folks struggling with headache. Dr. Butwell witnesses it every day. Many of our Georgetown chiropractic patients pursue relief of their headache pain with Georgetown chiropractic care. Dr. Butwell blends chiropractic treatment with recommended exercise to many headache sufferers to manage and find relief of headache pain.

First, what brings on a chronic tension-type headache? Emotional and physical issues but not necessarily depression or anxiety explains one article. (1) Georgetown friends and family can see how physical and emotional issues affect headaches. Dr. Butwell always has time to listen when a Georgetown chiropractic patient needs to vent about life and its many changes and challenges. Life has a huge effect on how we all function in our Georgetown intertwined lives. Even Georgetown young people have tension headaches. Tension headaches in girls aged 9 to 18 years unsettle the girl’s life and raise concerns for her family and healthcare givers. (2) All Georgetown headache sufferers desire one thing: relief of headache pain.

Approaches to Relief 

Sadly, chronic daily headache sufferers – including many Georgetown headache sufferers – pursue help that ends up not helping them. One study presented that many headache sufferers undergo unnecessary additional diagnostic exams and ineffective treatment that contribute to their not understanding their condition. (3) And, oddly, researchers discover more fatty infiltration in older ladies’ upper cervical spine muscles who report cervicogenic headache. (4) So may exercise assist in decreasing these types of Georgetown headaches? Great question!

Dr. Butwell hears the frustration of Georgetown headache sufferers who seek but don’t get headache pain relief. Research shows that cognitive behavioral therapy helps some with chronic daily headache. (3) Mindfulness meditation is another approach. Those who use this also exercise moderately, have low back pain, neck pain and headache, and state that they are sad, nervous and/or frequently stressed. (5) Exercise offers more benefits. Combining gentle Georgetown chiropractic Cox Technic treatment to the cervical spine with neck exercises is often relieving.

Simple Exercise 

Dr. Butwell reassures our Georgetown headache patients that the exercises may be simple yet effective. Cervico-scapulothoracic strengthening and endurance exercises including pressure biofeedback for chronic headache permitted small to moderate improvement of pain, function and overall help. (6) Strength training and counseling for these headaches assisted in reducting the headaches’ frequency and improved other factors like muscle balance and shoulder strength. (2) Strengthening exercises are beneficial! Dr. Butwell will demonstrate to you some simple strengthening exercises to relieve headache pain.

Schedule an Appointment 

Schedule a Georgetown chiropractic headache relieving visit today, so that the word headache does not make your head ache any more!