Active Care Chiropractic & Rehabilitation
Chiropractors located in Penn Valley, PA
Active Care Chiropractic and Rehabilitation in Penn Valley, East Falls, Lafayette Hill, North Wales, Center City, Philadelphia, and Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, helps treat migraines and headaches through traditional chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy for patients. Dr. Dillow uses these treatment strategies because they’re alternatives to drug interventions and they help improve your quality of life.
Migraines and Headaches Q & A
Why should I seek chiropractic help for headaches and migraines?
Chronic headaches and migraines can interfere with your daily life. You’re diagnosed with chronic headaches if you experience them at least 15 days out of the month. Migraines characterized by intense head pain, light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and disturbed vision can be scary and make it hard to function at work, at school, or at home. Over-the-counter medications may lessen the acute pain for a while, but chiropractic care can address and treat the root cause of the headaches.
Studies show that chiropractic adjustments and manual therapy can prevent migraines and reduce pain in sufferers. Comprehensive research published in 2011 showed that spinal manipulation is particularly beneficial to migraines and headaches caused by neck disorders. Dr. Dillow will review your medical history and evaluate your response to his manipulations and adjustments to recommend a long-term therapy course for headache treatment.
What is a chiropractic adjustment?
Dr. Dillow uses chiropractic adjustments such as moving, stretching, and manipulating the spine to relieve trigger points that may be causing your headaches and associated discomfort. X-rays of the spine may guide the doctor in making your adjustments, but chiropractic treatment will not include drugs or surgery.
What other manual therapies does Dr. Dillow use to reduce headaches?
Manual therapy addresses causes of tension and tightness that can trigger headaches. These therapies include massage, kneading the muscles, joint manipulation, and joint stabilization. Dr. Dillow uses his hands, rather than tools or machines, to conduct manual therapy. Don’t let headaches take control of your life, call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Dillow at Active Care Chiropractic and Rehabilitation to receive the care you need. The practice is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most major forms of insurance.