Chiropractic located in San Diego, CA


Headaches services offered in San Diego, CA

About 20% of people who visit a chiropractor are there for help with headaches. At Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center, empathetic chiropractor Thomas Rardin, DC, uses leading-edge chiropractic care methods to correct the nervous system imbalance that leads to headaches. Chiropractic treatment can ease your pain, reduce headache frequency, and improve your quality of life. Call the San Diego, California, office for help today. Or, use the easy online scheduler anytime.

Headaches Q&A

How common are headaches?

Headaches are incredibly common. About 90% of people have either periodic or recurring headaches today, in fact. Because headaches affect so many people, it’s common to assume that they’re just a problem you have to live with sometimes. 

However, modern medical knowledge has provided a better understanding of headaches than ever before and that means they’re no longer something you have to suffer. 

What can chiropractic care do for headaches?

Chiropractic care is bodywide medicine. It looks at the roots of dysfunction to explain and understand the reason for your symptoms. It involves several types of care to alleviate headache pain and prevent future headaches, including:

Chiropractic adjustments 

Headaches are a neurological disorder, and since they stem from the nervous system, chiropractic care focuses on correcting nervous system imbalances to stop headaches. 

Chiropractic care involves adjustments: Hands-on motions that correct the subluxations (misalignments) triggering your nervous system dysfunction.

By improving your spine health, you can reduce the stress on your nervous system and prevent or greatly reduce your headaches. 

Trigger management

Many headaches, such as migraines, have specific triggers that set off your nervous system response. A few common examples of headache triggers include consumables like red wine, caffeine, and foods containing nitrates.

Stress, insomnia, hormone fluctuations, weather changes, and many other things may trigger headaches as well. One thing that many triggers have in common is that they’re manageable and avoidable. 

Dr. Rardin works with you to find your triggers and provides lifestyle counseling to help you manage them. Combined with chiropractic care and other adjunctive therapies, this can provide excellent headache pain management. 

How does chiropractic care compare to pain medication for headaches?

Chiropractic care gets to the root cause of your symptoms, while pain medication only masks them briefly. Because pain medication causes a cycle of never-ending use, many patients today just aren’t satisfied with that as a long-term solution. 

That’s why more and more headache sufferers are seeing chiropractic care.

Recent studies show that chiropractic patients use fewer opioid drugs and that they’re overall much more satisfied with treatment than those who use drug-based therapies. 

Chiropractic methods have a proven history and are recommended by leading institutions like the American College of Physicians as a first-line method of pain management. 

To learn more about chiropractic for headaches, call Foundation of Health Chiropractic Center or book an appointment online today.