Chiropractor for Headaches

Chiropractor in Birmingham, AL provides treatments focused on migraine headaches & related conditions.

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Chiropractor for your headaches

Dr. Chase Horton is a chiropractor in Birmingham, AL with added focus on migraine headaches. He is a member of the American Migraine Foundation and works with many patients to alleviate Aura Migraine Headaches, Migraine Headaches, Tension Headaches, Cervicogenic Headaches, and more.

Headaches Treated by Chiropractors:

Migraine Headaches

Aura Migraines

Rebound Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Occipital Headaches

Throbbing Headaches

Tension Headaches

Ocular Migraines

Stress Headaches

Sinus Headaches

Cluster Headaches

TMJ Headaches

Migraine Headaches

Tension Headaches

Aura Migraines

Ocular Migraines

Rebound Headaches

Stress Headaches

Cervicogenic Headaches

Sinus Headaches

Occipital Headaches

Cluster Headaches

Throbbing Headaches

TMJ Headaches

We can help you assess your lifestyle factors and provide specific advice to help you prevent headaches from reoccurring in the future.

What Causes Headaches?

Headaches usually happen when the blood vessels and/or nerves entering your skull are irritated, although the onset of headaches can have many contributing factors such as stress, nutritional choices, and sleep habits.

Chiropractors get results treating headaches because these factors can often cause spinal tension and misalignments — conditions that affect the movement of your spine and ultimately the surrounding nerves which travel back in the skull.

Poor Posture

Many headaches are due forward head posture, which places added strain on the muscles in your head and neck.

Stress & Anxiety

Some headaches, especially those of the tension type, are cause by acute periods of high stress or chronic anxiety.

Text Neck

The soreness, stiffness, and even injury that can result from bending your head downward to look at an electronic device for too long.

Neck Muscle Trigger Points

The nerves in your cervical spine (neck) are the common link for many types of headaches. In studies, stimulation of the nerve roots exiting the upper neck have been shown to cause headaches.

Bad Posture

Many - if not most, cases of neck pain are at least partially due to bad posture.

Stress & Anxiety

Stress, anxiety & other psychological factors can be the potential cause of your neck pain.

Repetitive Motion

Repetitive motions can cause injuries such as strains & sprains that result in neck pain.

Injury or Trauma

Physical activity or an accident - such as a car wreck or on job accident, can lead to injuries causing neck pain.

Other Common Causes of Headaches

Neck Tension

Poor Sleep Quality

Over Exercising

Medication Overuse

Food Allergies

Digestive Problems

Smoking

Environmental Factors

Cold Stimulus

Hormones

Dehydration

Caffeine Withdrawal

Neck Tension

Smoking

Poor Sleep Quality

Environmental Factors

Over Exercising

Cold Stimulus

Medication Overuse

Hormones

Food Allergies

Dehydration

Digestive Problems

Caffeine Withdrawal

How Do Chiropractors Treat Headaches?

Your chiropractor will perform a thorough health history, take X-Rays, and physical exam to determine the cause of your chronic headaches, as well as other lifestyle factors which may be contributing to your headaches.

By correcting misalignments in the spine using safe and gentle chiropractic adjustments, your chiropractor will restore proper function to your neck and relieve pressure on the nerves which enter the skull. Migraine headaches, chronic tension headaches and cervicogenic headaches have all been shown to respond very well to chiropractic care.

Chiropractor Adjustment

Improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Dry Needling

Proven treatments to relieve your headaches that release painful knots in the neck muscles, decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and relax your tension away.

Home Exercises

We give our patients specific exercises programs to correct their posture and stop headaches fast.

E-STIM

Gentle electrical stimulation encourages tight muscles to release, easing pain and tension to relive your headaches.

Chiropractor Adjustment

Improve spinal motion and improve your body's physical function.

Dry Needling

Proven treatments to relieve your headaches that release painful knots in the neck muscles, decrease inflammation, increase blood flow, and relax your tension away.

Home Exercises

We give our patients specific exercises programs to correct their posture and stop headaches fast.

E-STIM

Gentle electrical stimulation encourages tight muscles to release, easing pain and tension to relive your headaches.

Is chiropractic better than medicine for migraine headaches?

Even though drugs may help temporarily relieve your symptoms, it is important to understand that they do not treat the root cause of headaches. Suppressing your symptoms with medications also may cause undesired side effects in the long run and can be harmful to organs like the liver and kidneys.

Migraine Headache Prevention

Chiropractors understand that the best treatment for headaches is to not get them in the first place. Dr. Chase Horton can help you assess your lifestyle factors and provide specific advice to help you prevent headaches from appearing in the future. Getting checked regularly by your chiropractor is essential in reducing nervous system stress as part of your preventative approach to the most common types of headaches.

Ready to discuss your headaches with Dr. Chase Horton?