If you suffer from incapacitating headaches, just a few minutes with the doctor may change your life.
Because the head controls the rest of the body, nothing else can get
your immediate attention as quickly as a bad headache. If there were
only one cause of the headaches the treatment would be easy. However,
headaches come in many different shapes and sizes, and the causes can be
Headaches can be caused by chemical
imbalance, physical or emotional stress, toxic fumes, certain foods,
preservatives, alcohol consumption, bright lights, allergies or
blood pressure irregularities. However another frequently overlooked
cause of headaches is trauma. These are called Post Traumatic
headaches and are usually the result of an automobile accident. When
spinal bones lose their normal position and motion due to a sudden
jerky movement or trauma such as in a auto accident, it causes the
neck muscles and joints to irritate the delicate nerves which
control muscle tension and blood flow, resulting in a headache.
A recurring headache after an auto accident is a sign that
something is wrong! While pain-relievers may
temporarily ease discomfort, they also mask the symptoms. They do
not correct the source of the problem. And while the problem
remains, the headaches will come back.... over and over again.
How Chiropractic Can Help
Alexandria-Arlington VA Accident Injury Chiropractor,
Dr. Leslie Holcombe's primary tool in treating post traumatic
headaches resulting from car accidents is the use of specific
chiropractic adjustments to the neck. Applying a precisely directed
gentle force to a spinal joint that is out of position or not moving
properly helps gradually restore that joint to a normal position and
function. Depending on each individual condition, Dr. Holcombe
perform manual adjustments using her hands or may use her hands or
she may use a special low force adjusting instrument called a
Neuro-Mechanical Impulse Adjuster. Other adjustments may require a
slow constant pressure to a specific area for release.
Dr. Holcombe also uses physical medicine therapies to
complement neck and back adjustments to speed recovery and healing.
These physical modality services include heat and/or cold
compresses, muscle stimulation, ultrasound, cervical/neck traction,
massage therapy and rehabilitative exercises to strengthen and
retrain weakened or injured neck muscles. Lifestyle changes such as
office ergonomics, eating a healthier diet,
and use of a cervical
orthotic pillow may also be recommended to
help avoid future headaches.
to Seek Help For Your Headaches?.... TODAY!
continue to suffer! When headaches are frequent
or recur over time, they can make life
miserable. Everything else becomes secondary to the pain which is
how the body tells us that something is wrong. It's not wise to
ignore the signals and treat the symptoms. Dr. Holcombe believes
it's never too late to get help. The sooner you seek professional
Chiropractic care, the sooner you'll find relief from your headache.
to misaligned spinal bones in the cervical spine or neck
and thoracic spine (upper back). It could be that you have an
easily correctable condition in which your neck muscles and joints
are actually irritating the delicate nerves which control muscle
tension and blood flow, resulting in a headache that medication will
It may turn out that all you need is
a simple chiropractic evaluation to determine if you are needlessly
suffering form headaches, and that the beginning of the end of your suffering may
be only days away, through chiropractic treatment.
the Alexandria-Arlington VA Chiropractor, Dr. Leslie Holcombe, today to make an appointment
for your FREE Consultation.
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