Headaches vary in types and can be the result of many different causes. If you are one of the 45 million Americans that suffer from headaches, you know how troublesome they can be. Over 8 million Americans see a doctor for headaches every year. (1)
Some headaches are the result of eye strain, dehydration, and low blood sugar, just to name a few causes. One very common cause of headaches is spinal misalignment, also known as subluxation. When a spinal bone (vertebra) becomes misaligned, it can get stuck and irritate the delicate nerves that it is designed to protect. If this occurs in the neck, some of those nerves go back up to the head and can cause a headache.
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache. 80-90% of people suffer from tension headaches at some time in their lives. (2)
If you suffer from headaches, chiropractic is an effective drug-free option to address them. Rather than taking painkillers, which have unhealthy side effects, chiropractic care seeks to correct the subluxations and address the underlying cause rather than merely chasing your symptoms.
People typically call Trinity Chiropractic to treat their headaches after they have tried other treatments with little to no success and they are searching for a long-term solution to their problem. When you meet with Dr. David Iszler, he will do an in-depth consultation to discover what is likely causing your headaches. He will then do a chiropractic examination to see if spinal misalignment may be the cause. If needed, the doctor will take any necessary x-rays to further evaluate your condition so he can develop the best plan of action to best help you. He will then review his findings with you and answer questions you may have as well as the recommended action plan to get you back to doing the things you love to do but have not been able to due to your headaches.
Trinity Chiropractic offers the newest chiropractic technique available. Dr. Iszler is Advanced Proficiency Certified in Torque Release Technique (TRT), which provides gentle and specific adjustments to the misaligned bones in your spine. This gentle adjusting technique may be combined with deep tissue therapeutic laser or electrical stimulation to help decrease your pain. Dr. Iszler also provides spinal and postural rehabilitation to strengthen the structures that support your spine. This optimizes your progress and makes the correction more permanent than adjustments alone. Our goal is to address the underlying causes of your pain rather than just chasing your symptoms. We want to help you get well and stay well.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can chiropractic treat headaches?
Yes. We frequently provide long lasting headache relief, often eliminating the need to take medications.
Do the adjustments hurt?
No. Dr. Iszler is Advanced Proficiency Certified in the newest technique in chiropractic, called Torque Release Technique (TRT). This technique provides very gentle and specific adjustments to the one bone that needs it without twisting and popping so commonly associated with chiropractic adjustments.
How does the doctor determine where to adjust me?
Dr. Iszler uses a series of deep tendon reflexes to determine exactly which bone needs to be adjusted, so you don’t get adjusted where it isn’t needed.
What causes headaches?
There are numerous causes of headaches, including eye strain, dehydration, and low blood sugar. One common cause is spinal misalignment, particularly in the neck, called a subluxation. A subluxation irritates the nerves and can result in a headache.
What other services do you offer to treat headaches?
In addition to our gentle chiropractic adjustments, we offer deep tissue therapeutic laser, electrical stimulation, as well as spinal and postural rehabilitation to reduce stresses to your spine and make long-term corrections.