Headaches

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

Chiropractors located in Beverly Hills, CA

When you suffer from headaches, it’s more than just a dull ache; sometimes debilitating pain makes even simple activities feel impossible. Instead of ineffectively masking your symptoms with pharmaceuticals, find a real solution at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center in Beverly Hills, California. Dr. Stephen Jochen and his team of highly trained professionals help you find a natural solution to living a headache- and pain-free life. Learn more today. Call the office to schedule your initial consultation or book it online now.

Headaches Q & A

Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center

What causes headaches?

A wide variety of issues can cause headaches, including stress, dehydration, and lack of sleep. When you suffer from chronic headaches, there’s often a misalignment in the spine that’s putting pressure on the brain stem.

Trauma, bad posture, or texting, among other things, can cause the type of spinal misalignment that leads to migraine headaches.

Since traditional headache and migraine medications do nothing to correct this pressure, they only mask the symptoms of your problem and never end up reducing the frequency or severity of your headaches.

Can you prevent headaches?

Although not all headaches are preventable, Dr. Jochen and his team offer some suggestions on life hacks you can use reduce headache severity and frequency:

  • Move often, especially if your job requires sitting or standing in one position
  • Take a five-minute movement break at least once every 60 minutes
  • Stretch your neck through its full range of motion
  • Begin a daily low-impact exercise routine
  • Avoid teeth clenching, which can aggravate tension headaches
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration

How does a chiropractor help with headaches?

The doctors at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center offer a range of services to reduce and, eventually, eliminate your migraine headaches. They begin by checking the atlas, an area at the back your skull, where 75 trillion nerve fibers thread through the top of your spine and into the brain.

If your doctor finds misalignment in this area, the doctors painlessly adjustment the vertebrae to reduce the brain stem compression. When this pressure is the cause of your headaches, these adjustments bring instant relief.

Your doctor may recommend other treatments:

  • Acupuncture
  • At-home exercises
  • Cold laser treatment
  • Ergonomic changes to your workplace
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Relaxation techniques

If you have chronic headaches and are ready to address their cause, find the help you’re looking for at the Jochen Chiropractic and Wellness Center. Call today to book your appointment or schedule online.