Headaches

headache treatment in san diegoMany forms of headaches are linked to cervical spine disorders. When a vertebra becomes misaligned, sensitive nerves become irritated and produce symptoms including head pain.

Fortunately, Chiropractic provides a way to treat headaches and its underlying cause for many types of headaches, including:

  • Tension
  • Migraines
  • Cervicogenic
  • Sinus
  • Nutritional/Caloric

Headache Relief

At Active Life San Diego Chiropractic and Sports Injury Prevention, we want to quickly relieve the pain from your headache pain and get to the underlying cause of it. Dr. Ott will perform a thorough examination to include a spinal health screening, posture analysis, health risk assessment along with orthopedic and neurological testing to fully understand why you may be experiencing headaches.

We provide a variety of treatment techniques to include:

  • Chiropractic—A gentle, controlled adjustment if needed can and will help to mobilize the joints, relax the soft tissues and muscles to restore optimal movement and function.
  • Graston Technique—designed to mobilize soft tissue and help to optimize the function of muscles and the soft tissues between them. This treatment is particularly effective for tension type headaches and migraine headaches.
  • Stabilization Rehab- Our methods will include stretches and exercises and education on how to help prevent your headaches in the future.
  • Kinesio Taping– We use RockTape that just happens to be the best kinesio tape on the market to effectively create a bio-mechanical lifting mechanism that lifts the soft tissue away from the tissues underneath, and allows blood and fluids to enter the injured area to accelerate the healing process.

At Active Life San Diego Chiropractic and Sports Injury Prevention we will first assess your headache through the hands-on examination as mentioned above, present our findings and customize a Chiropractic care plan that will be individualized for you.

If you suffer from headaches and live in or around San Diego, please contact our office to schedule an appointment with Dr. Shane Ott. We will gladly answer any of your questions and provide you with the best treatment options available to you.