An occasional headache is usually manageable, whether you choose to take an over-the-counter pain reliever or merely take it easy for the day. However, recurring headaches can easily interfere with your life and prevent you from doing what you love or have to do. Fortunately, Dr. Anthony DiLiberto of Di Liberto Chiropractic Family & Sports Center in Jersey City, NJ, can assist with natural relief.
General Information About Headaches
Stress is a common cause of headaches. Your body naturally goes into "fight or flight" mode whenever you're in the midst of a stressful event. As a result, the nervous system triggers the release of certain chemicals that can cause changes throughout your body. One of those changes occurs in the blood vessels, which then can trigger a stress headache.
In addition to mental stress, the stress can also be physical. For instance, you can physically strain the body, which will in return, put stress on the nervous system. Sometimes, it's to the extent where there's serious nervous system dysfunction, and it can then lead to recurring headaches.
Determining the Problem
Before our Jersey City, NJ, chiropractor can treat your headaches, we must first determine the cause to address the root of it accurately.
Therefore, when you arrive, our chiropractor will ask you to fill out a medical history report. Our practitioner will then review this questionnaire and ask you specific questions about your headaches. He'll want to know about the severity and location of the pain. Our chiropractor will also want to know about the type of pain you're experiencing, such as if it's dull or sharp.
Next, our practitioner will perform a physical examination, paying special attention to stress in your upper back or shoulders.
Providing a Treatment
Based on the results, our chiropractor will provide you with a solution for your headaches.
One of the main treatments we utilize for headache relief at our office is a spinal adjustment. For this treatment, our practitioner optimizes your nervous system. Your system will then be able to communicate properly because it'll correct subluxations that can hinder the process.
Spinal adjustments also enhance your circulation, which allows more blood that has vital nutrients in it to travel throughout your body. These nutrients are necessary for your body to function to the best of its ability.
Another way spinal adjustments can help is by easing upper back and neck pain, both of which can contribute to headaches.
At DiLiberto Chiropractic Family & Sports Center, serving Jersey City, NJ, and the nearby region, Dr. Liberto assists patients who suffer from recurring headaches. Treatments are natural and provide relief by getting to the source.
Book an appointment with us today by calling 201-434-1285.