How Chiropractors Help People Who Suffer From Headaches

How Chiropractors Help People Who Suffer From Headaches

If you are among the 45 million Americans who suffer headaches regularly, you are undoubtedly familiar with the traditional methods that people use to treat them, including taking some type of over the counter medication that is supposed to eliminate the pain and reduce any associated swelling. There are many other types of treatment that you may have attempted as well, including taking pharmaceutical concoctions designed to treat pain. However, none of these solutions provide permanent relief that addresses the problem at the core.

In the past few decades, there has been an increasing number of patients throughout the country that have begun to seek alternative forms of therapy for all types of conditions, including headaches. One form of treatment that is very promising for physical as well as other types of pain is chiropractic.

This form of alternative care has been used successfully for over a hundred years and has become a regular part of the American healthcare delivery system. In fact, there is an increasing number of insurance providers that are willing to pay for chiropractic because of its effectiveness.

When a person goes to school to learn about chiropractic, they begin by studying human anatomy in great detail, just like other medical professionals. However, in addition to looking at how all of the parts work together physically, their training primarily revolves around the diagnosis and treatment of misalignments in the spine and extremities known as subluxations.

Theses subluxations compress nerve tissue that affects organ function, soft tissue like muscle, ligaments, and tendons and can eventually manifest as other health problems if not treated.

Once the nerves are disrupted pain will result. While it usually manifests itself as physical pain, this is not always the case. In some instances, the person may experience difficulties with sleep or other routine habits.

On your first visit with All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center in Fargo North Dakota, you will undergo an initial screening assessment that will not only evaluate your pain findings, but how the areas or your complaints are affecting your movement, posture, and stress levels.  Our chiropractors will review your condition and test results, including x-rays (if needed) to determine what types of nerve, muscle, and joint issues may be occurring. They will listen to you attentively and make an assessment, including determining what types of treatment will best suit for you.

In the case of headaches, the patient usually has misalignment (subluxations) in the cervical spine and possibly also the shoulders. This may be accompanied by muscles that are unduly tight in the neck, shoulders and nearby areas. Pressure on the nerves may cause sharp stabbing pains or there may be a continual dull throb in the region.

Our chiropractors will assess the area and then move forward with a treatment known as a chiropractic adjustment in order to relieve the pressure and pain. The relief is usually instantaneous, with an increase in positive symptoms for the following few hours.

However, our chiropractors don’t just focus on relieving symptoms but rather correcting the underlying root cause of the problem; therefore, additional treatments will follow to help correct the cause. In addition, our chiropractors will take the time to educate you on the importance of full body chiropractic, especially if you’ve never been to a full body chiropractor before.

If you need further help with your headaches or are ready to see how beneficial chiropractic care can be to your overall health, please contact us so that you can schedule an appointment with our Doctors of Chiropractic.

Dr. Paul M. Bekkum

Dr. Paul M. Bekkum

Dr. Paul Bekkum leads the team of health care professionals at All Seasons Full Body Chiropractic Center in Fargo, North Dakota. His life's mission is to help people live active and healthy lives. Dr. Bekkum believes that pain doesn't have to be a life-long sentence. By focusing on a person's whole body, Dr. Bekkum can help detect, correct, and prevent health problems. Born and raised in River Falls, WI, Dr. Bekkum attended the University of Wisconsin - River Falls then graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1992. In addition to being a Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. Paul Bekkum is a Certified Chiropractic Extremity Practitioner and has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Biology. Dr. Bekkum is a team chiropractor for the NDSU Rodeo team, NDSU Equestrian team and NDSU Marksmanship team.

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