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Struggling with Headaches in Athens?

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STRUGGLING WITH HEADACHES IN ATHENS?

If you suffer from headaches and migraines, know that you are not alone.  Nearly 9 out of every 10 Americans suffers from headaches and migraines.  Living with either of these conditions can make you feel grumpy, and in the worst-case scenario, be completely debilitating and leave you unable to function. Medications may help in the short term, but when the problem is ongoing or re-occurring, pills are generally not enough. More often than not, the source of your headaches and migraines is usually structural, and proper treatment can help you overcome these debilitating issues.  Research shows that chiropractic adjustments are an effective treatment for headaches and migraines.  Horn Family Chiropractic has been successful in treating headaches and migraines for over 30 years.


TYPICAL SYMPTOMS OF HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES

  • Pain in head ranging from a dull ache to throbbing and debilitating
  • Sensitivity to Light and Noise
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Behavioral Changes (Depression, Irritation)

THESE COULD BE TRIGGERING YOUR HEADACHES

  • Foods (Cheese, Alcohol, Food Additives, Caffeine)
  • Environmental Stimuli (Noise, Light, Stress, Fragrances, Toxic Air Pollution, etc.)
  • Body Changes (Blood Sugar changes, Sleep Patterns, Excess Exercise, Hormonal Changes)

STRUCTURAL CAUSES OF YOUR HEADACHES

The greatest majority of headaches are associated with structural issues in the neck and upper back caused by challenges such as developmental issues, posture, trauma, and repetitive stress.


RESULTS OF THESE STRUCTURAL CHANGES

  • The spine moves out of position putting pressure on the surrounding nerves
  • The nerves are compressed/irritated, sending a message to the
    muscles of the back, neck, and jaw to tighten.
  • This tightness can lead directly to an acute headache or migraine.

Over time, the tightness can also pull your bones out of alignment, known as SUBLUXATION, leading to more persistent headaches and migraines. A headache or migraine can be a sign that there are deeper problems arising in your spinal column, and because every other system in your body is impacted by your spinal health, it is very important to deal with these issues when the signs begin to arise.


A typical approach for most people to alleviate their headache or migraine is by taking some type of pain medication.  Our goal is to look for the cause of your symptoms and correct it.


AT HORN FAMILY CHIROPRACTIC WE APPROACH HEADACHES AND MIGRAINES DIFFERENTLY

  • We start with a thorough evaluation which includes a detailed history and full physical exam to rule out all possible causes of your headaches.
  • We examine your spine for misalignments.
  • X-rays will be taken to evaluate the physical structure of your spine.
  • Our assessment will determine the exact treatment necessary.

HOW WE TREAT HEADACHES DEPENDS ON YOUR SPECIFIC NEEDS:

  • SPECIFIC CHIROPRACTIC ADJUSTMENTS to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your spinal nerves
  • SPECIALIZED MYOFASCIAL TECHNIQUES to address tension in the musculature of your neck and upper back.
  • CERVICAL DECOMPRESSION to reduce long-standing pressure on the nerves of the head and neck.
  • RECOMMENDATIONS on nutrition, posture, ergonomics, corrective exercises, and relaxation techniques to relieve joint and nerve irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back

Unlike medications which treat the problem on the surface level and provide only short-term relief, a chiropractic adjustment will address the cause of your headache or migraine and provide lasting results that will improve your quality of life.

If you struggle with migraines or headaches, call Horn Family Chiropractic today!

OFFICE HOURS


Monday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Tuesday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Wednesday
7:15am - 11:00am


Thursday
7:15am - 11:00am
2:30pm - 6:15pm


Friday
7:15am - 11:00am


Saturday
Closed

Horn Family Chiropractic
29767 Route 220
Athens, PA 18810
(570) 882-9009

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