Headache Treatments in Santa Fe
There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, relief is just a phone call away. Headache sufferers and their need for quick relief have produced a huge market for medications that merely hide the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs numb your nervous system so the pain doesn’t signal your brain as such. While these approaches may be fast and convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don’t correct the underlying cause of the headache.
Why do you have continued headaches over years and decades?
Over 70% of all headaches arise from misalignments in the cervical spine. These misalignments are caused from common daily stresses such as poor posture during sleep, walking, sitting and improper work station ergonomics. The continued overcompensation of opposing skeletal and muscle groups over time can affect nerves, muscles, and ultimately the even blood supply to your head.
The proper diagnosis for these misalignments are vertebral subluxations. These subluxations cause nerve impingement, irritation and inflammation. The body responds by tightening muscles in the neck, “splinting” the joint to protect it from further damage. Massage, medication, exercise, physical therapy and acupuncture treat the muscle but don’t address the underlying cause of the problem.
This is not a self-correcting problem and explains why one could potentially have this problem for years until it is properly diagnosed and appropriate treatment is applied.
Dr. Short has a high success rate treating headaches in Santa Fe.