One of the most prevalent health complaints in our country is the common headache. For those who feel this discomfort only occasionally, headaches may seem no more than a mild nuisance. Individuals who are affected frequently by tension or other types of headaches may find that productivity and quality of life are negatively impacted. According to statistics, millions of people spend as many as 180 days each year with the pain and stress of headaches.

Headaches may occur for a number of different reasons and to varying degrees. Headaches most commonly treated by physicians include:

  • Tension in the head, neck, shoulders, and upper back
  • Cluster headaches
  • Migraines
  • Injury related headaches (whiplash)
  • Medication-induced headaches due to overuse of analgesics
  • Cervicogenic headaches affecting the neck

Statistics indicate that as much as 25 percent of patients seeking professional chiropractic care do so to find relief from chronic headaches. Your Milwaukie chiropractor Dr. Brian Sims has completed extensive training focused on the musculoskeletal system. When you visit Eastside Spine & Injury, you receive care designed around your specific problem and structural issues.

Many people who receive chiropractic care for headaches experience improvement right away. This is because the root cause of most headaches, even migraines, lies in the muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons that span the upper back, shoulders, neck, and head. The chiropractic approach to health care is to restore optimal structural alignment in the bones of the spine. The gentle repositioning of vertebrae releases irritated nerves and promotes relaxation of the soft tissues around the spine. With routine care as recommended for your specific type of headache, you can experience a significant reduction in intensity and frequency of pain.

Milwaukie chiropractor Dr. Brian Sims has treated many men and women for chronic head and neck pain, as well as other concerns. Our team understands the impact that chronic pain can have on your quality of life. Extensively familiar with the anatomy of the spine and its correlation to health and wellness, we provide care that encourages healing.

Headache relief is available at Eastside Spine & Injury. Contact our office at (503) 654-7400.