The human spine is composed of 24 bones. The upper 7 of these are located in the neck. These bones are coupled together by delicate joints. The normal working of these joints allows free neck and head movement.
Injury to the neck is often the cause of headaches. Pressure on different delicate nerves and joints of the neck can cause different types of headache.
Facial Pain is pain that is felt in the upper, middle of lower face usually on one side.
Can You Make Headaches and Facial Pain Go Away?
There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end. Fast!
This has produced a huge market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.
A cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that aren’t supporting your head properly. They’re not moving right. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.
Chiropractic doctors locate areas of the spine that aren’t moving properly. They notice if proper spinal curves are present. They look at your posture and your ability to turn and bend. These and many other examinations can help determine if you are likely to benefit from chiropractic care.
If you’re a good chiropractic candidate, your care will consist of a schedule of chiropractic adjustments. These help normalise spinal function, help restore essential spinal curves, improve circulation and reduce nerve irritation. Many patients report fewer and less severe headaches.
While we can’t guarantee results, our office has a high success rate with patients who get headaches.
What causes headaches?
The most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress, nutritional deficiencies or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of these and other factors. Our examination process helps identify the most likely cause.
Why do I feel my headache in my face?
This is because the inflamed joints and pain nerves affected in the neck relate to the face, including the eye area, the cheek bone area and the jaw.
How long will it take?
Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow decline in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. It’s impossible to predict. If you’ve had chronic headaches for many years, improvement can take time.
What if I don’t have a headache when I come in?
Chiropractic isn’t an aspirin! Repeated visits, even when you’re feeling better, can help retrain and strengthen the muscles that support your spine. Just as it takes more than one or two workouts at the gym to get in shape, it takes time for your spine to heal.
What if chiropractic doesn’t work?
Headaches may be common, but they’re not normal. Every headache has a cause. If we’re unable to find and correct the cause of your headaches, we can refer to other specialists who may be able to help. Your health is our only goal.
Safe and Natural
Chiropractic is a team approach to better health. As you enjoy results, tell those you love. Explain how millions enjoy relief and better health by restoring the integrity of their spines and nervous systems with safe and natural chiropractic care.
Contact Mind & Body Chiropractic
If you are suffering from facial pain, the team at Mind & Body Chiropractic can help you. Arrange for a consultation with one of our specialists today.