There are many causes of headaches that could include stress, odors, bright lights, noise, fatigue, foods, hormonal shifts, allergies and more. Some headaches are so extreme and frequent, people seek medical care which may include pharmaceuticals and injections. Some people prefer that natural approach such as chiropractic, massage therapy, acupuncture, and nutritional counseling.

There is not commonly one specific cause of headaches so treatment can focus on various areas. The muscles that attach to the base of the skull in the neck and upper back are often very short and tight, this results in pressure or a squeezing effect on the surrounding nerves and blood vessels which causes your headaches. Chiropractors will usually use spinal manipulation to gradually fix this. This is when the joints in the neck are moved to restore motion and reduce joint fixations. By relaxing the muscles and tension between the joints, the nerves in the neck are less pressured, which in turn can reduce headaches. 

Another approach used by chiropractors is soft tissue therapy. This includes various forms of massage and mobilization methods. Exercises and stretches the patient can do at home are highly beneficial as well. Make sure you are sleeping as well as you can and drinking lots of water while you are on your treatment plan to relief! 

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Dr. Augustine of Augustine Chiropractic in Wesley Chapel, FL, has over 31 years of experience treating patients for their neck pain and their ailments through personalized chiropractic care treatments. The locally owned and operated chiropractic clinic offers both in-office treatments and at-home therapy regiments to help people recover and heal from auto injuries and other conditions. The staff is dedicated to providing alternative and therapeutic solutions for better overall health. Give them a call today at (813) 994-6008 to schedule an appointment and visit their website to learn more about their services!