Boulder Chiropractor

Boulder Chiropractor

Have you been getting a lot of headaches? Do you notice that when you have a headache you also have a lot of tension in your neck? Do you wonder if your headaches and neck pain are related? There is a very good chance that they are. If what you continue to read sounds familiar and you are in the Boulder area then it might be worth it to get checked by the best chiropractors in Boulder at Atlas Chiropractic.

Headaches and neck pain are common, but not normal

Headaches are very common. However, just because they are common does not mean that they are normal. I can’t tell you how many times I heard people say, "sure I get headaches but just a regular amount". Or, "it's just a normal headache no big deal." People take an Advil and just go about their day, never even thinking about what is causing the headache.

Neck pain is similar. Neck pain is a very common thing, and a lot of people choose to just deal with it. Sure, it’s annoying and bothers him sometimes, but if it doesn’t really prevent him from doing anything major they decide to just live with it and take the occasional pain pill, hot pack, our massage. If this continues over time, the problem will most likely continue to get worse.

Headaches and neck pain are related

Well, what if I told you that your headaches and your neck pain related? What if I told you that they were both coming from the same root problem? And what  if I told you that root problem could be correct corrected rather easily by visiting a chiropractor?

Headaches and neck pain can both be caused by imbalances in the neck. Think of your neck as a structure to a building. If the bones in your neck are off balance, then the entire structure becomes unstable. Because the structure is unstable, it requires the neck muscles to work a lot harder than they should just to try to support your head and neck. The overworked and tense muscles overtime will create tightness. This increased tightness in the muscles for sustained periods of time leads to tension headaches. They are both caused by the same thing: overworked neck muscles. 

Get your neck balanced and stable

So if your neck being off-balance is what is causing your neck muscles to work overtime and get really tense, then wouldn’t it make sense to get the structure fixed? A chiropractor works to get the structures and bones in the neck into a proper alignment, so that things are balanced. When things are balanced, everything works together in a healthy way. There is no excess pressure or tension placed on any muscle which allows all of the muscles in the neck to finally relax. This is when you can finally turn your head in all ranges of motion and relax your neck without pain. This is also when you might notice that you are not getting headaches as frequently as you used to. This is why getting a chiropractic adjustment or working on the neck muscles will often alleviate the headache. 

Overcoming headaches and neck pain for good

If you are experiencing constant headaches or neck pain, you are probably ready for some long-term relief. Well, massages and hot packs and over-the-counter pain medication might make you feel better for a little while, but you deserve to live a life free of headaches and neck pain. You do not have to cancel plans, miss family, events, or feel uncomfortable forever.

Chiropractic care that specializes at the top of the neck is exceptional when it comes to truly balancing the structure of the neck. Dr. Alison Bremner and Dr. Cort Musolf at Atlas Chiropractic of Boulder specialize in helping people get relief from headaches and neck pain. They both have a very thorough approach to analyze exactly what is going on in your neck and then delivering accurate adjustments to help restore the proper alignment. Their patients always rave about how much better they feel in such a short amount of time because of the care of they are given— check out their 500+ Google reviews!

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