Carmine Allonardo, DC

Headaches & Chiropractic



Most people describe a tension headache as a feeling of a tight band or dull ache around the head or behind the eyes. A common cause of tension headaches is subluxations in the upper back and neck which is effectively treated with chiropractic adjustments.

Headaches affect just about everyone at some point and they can present themselves in many different ways. Some people only experience pain in one part of their head or behind their eyes, some people experience a pounding sensation inside their whole head, and some people even experience nausea, while others do not. The pain itself may be dull or sharp and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days. Fortunately, very few headaches have serious underlying causes, but those that do require urgent medical attention.


Headache Triggers
 
Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.). About 5 percent of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems.
 

CHIROPRACTIC CARE FOR HEADACHES


Dr. Allonardo will perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system. He may provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet and perhaps the addition of B complex vitamins.  Advice on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and relaxation techniques may be offered. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.  Dr. Allonardo undergoed extensive training to help his patients in many ways – not just back pain. Dr. Allonardo understands how tension in the spine relates to problems in other parts of the body, and he can take steps to help relieve these problems.


Each individual's case is different and requires a thorough evaluation before a proper course of chiropractic care can be determined. However, in most cases of tension headaches, significant improvement is accomplished through spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments.