Chiropractic Care for Headaches and Anxiety

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When most people hear the word “chiropractor,” they tend to think of getting relief for back or neck pain.

However, if you suffer from chronic migraines or even mild headaches that keep coming back, you could be dealing with a secondary condition related to a chiropractic issue.

Once a displacement has occurred, it disrupts your spinal nerves, spinal cord and discs. This distortion of the central nervous system can lead to many secondary conditions or symptoms.

The reason they’re called “secondary conditions” is because they result from underlying primary segmental displacements.

Some secondary conditions include:

  • Breathing disorders
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Migraine headaches
  • Sciatica

When we realign your spine, your nervous system may function better, allowing your overall health to improve.

If you feel you’ve tried everything to get relief from these secondary conditions, chiropractic care could be the solution you’ve been looking for!

Chiropractic Care can Help with Mental Health

Because chiropractic care involves a mind-body approach, adjusting physical symptoms may also improve mental ones, like anxiety and depression.

Common physical impacts of anxiety and depression are often similar to the secondary conditions listed above (fatigue, muscle tension, headaches), so it makes sense that when you take care of your entire body, you are taking care of your mind as well.

Spinal health influences almost every region of your body. According to the National Library of Medicine, after getting a chiropractic adjustment, your body triggers an increase in hormones that correspond to positive nervous system functioning, such as:

  • Neurotensin (neutralizes stress-induced pain)
  • Oxytocin (boosts neuro-communication and feelings of social bonding)
  • and Cortisol (blocks pain deriving from inflammation)

Triggering these hormones throughout your body means you often get natural pain relief, which sets off a cascading effect – less pain means more sleep, which improves mental health by relieving tension, stiffness, and headaches.

Get Headache Relief with Chiropractic Care in Ann Arbor

If you’re tired of managing headache pain and want to find long-lasting relief, specific corrective care may be the answer you’ve been looking for.

When you visit Dr. Gessert, he’ll provide a complimentary consultation to talk about your pain and what the course of treatment might be for you.

Every person in our practice is treated for their specific needs and symptoms. If you feel like you’ve tried everything to get rid of constant headaches, but you haven’t tried chiropractic care in Ann Arbor, now is the time.

Schedule your appointment with Dr. Gessert today to finally feel relief from tension and migraine headaches!

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