Do you have pain or discomfort from the neck and back of your head? Does this pain radiate into tension headaches? There is a chiropractic technique called Occipital Lift Adjustments, or just Occipital Adjustments, that can be used for this type of discomfort. At ACT Wellness Center, we help the Woodbridge, VA area with all their pain treatments. Call or come by our office today at 703-491-9355.
What are Occipital Headaches?
These are tension headaches around the base of the skull, or the occipital bone, that can be throbbing or piercing. Many times they can be mistaken for migraines. Occipital headaches can be from a car crash, trauma, or even just sleeping the wrong way. When the cervical spine is inflamed or compressed, the occipital nerves are trapped and that leads to the pain of an occipital headache. Over time this entrapment can also cause range-of-motion issues. By releasing this tension and nerve entrapment, you will get less pain and fewer headaches.
What are Occipital Adjustments?
Occipital adjustments are used to increase the space that is between your cervical vertebrae and the base of the skull. This releases tension so blood flow stabilizes. You’ll be lying on the adjustment table while we work on the back of your head. There will be pressure applied to the skull along specific points. There can be movement back and forth on the neck, as well. These movements help release the tension on the blood vessels and provide adequate spacing for the bones of the neck to lessen the number of occipital tension headaches as well as provide less neck pain. We work gently and will talk you through the entire procedure.
At ACT Wellness Center we treat discomfort and range-of-motion issues that can cause you to feel less than your best. Woodbridge, VA residents understand the need for non-pharmaceutical therapy in the area. If you’d like a holistic way of treating your daily discomfort, give us a try at 703-491-9355.