While almost everyone gets an occasional headache, chronic headaches often require specialized attention. Takura Tela, DC, offers a holistic approach to headache relief, including chiropractic adjustments, at True Kings (TK) Healthcare in Rockville, Maryland. If you have more than two or three headaches a week, call the practice or schedule a consultation online today for personalized care.

Headache Q & A

What causes headaches?

You can have either primary or secondary headaches. Primary headaches are independent issues, while secondary headaches are caused by other health problems. Some of the factors that contribute to headaches include:

  • Spinal misalignment
  • Nerve impingement
  • Muscle tension
  • Dehydration
  • Stress
  • Injuries
  • High blood pressure

Headaches are prevalent health complaints, and they’re often harmless. However, they can also be a sign of other issues that need a specialist’s care.

When should I talk to a chiropractor about headaches?

  • You should make an appointment with Dr. Tela if you have chronic or severe headaches that interfere with your quality of life. For example, if you have more than three headaches a week, your headaches qualify as chronic. Additionally, if your headaches cause you to miss work or school, you should schedule an appointment. 

How are headaches treated?

Dr. Tela begins with a comprehensive exam to identify the cause of your headaches. He feels your neck, back, and jaw for signs of misalignment or muscle inflammation that could contribute to headaches related to tension or nerve impingement.

Dr. Tela also reviews your lifestyle, nutrition, exercise habits, and posture for other factors that could contribute to your headaches. Depending on your needs, he creates a personalized treatment plan that could include:

Chiropractic adjustments

Chiropractic adjustments correct alignment issues that could cause your headaches. Correcting the alignment of your spine or jaw can also release muscle tension or spasm that cause headaches. 

Dr. Tela might provide massage or other therapies to release tension in your muscles and connective tissue. 

At-home stretches and exercises

In addition to your in-office appointments, Dr. Tela teaches you stretches and exercises to practice at home to maintain your recovery. Your program could include activities to improve your posture and address other physiological problems that add to your headaches. 

Lifestyle modifications

Dr. Tela takes a holistic approach to wellness. He might recommend adjusting your diet or drinking more water. Dr. Tela might also recommend changing your computer screen or using a standing desk to reduce stress on your spine. 

You don’t need to put up with debilitating headaches. Call True Kings (TK) Healthcare or make an appointment online for expert diagnosis and personalized treatment.

Schedule an appointment for a consultation with Dr. Tela today


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