Headaches Specialist

Michael S. Varnay, DC -  - Chiropractor

V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation

Michael S. Varnay, DC

Chiropractor located in Littleton, CO

Few things can sidetrack your day faster than a serious headache. At V Chiropractic and Rehabilitation, Dr. Michael Varnay offers chiropractic care for headaches, helping men and women in Littleton, Colorado, find lasting relief. If you live with chronic headaches, book a visit with Dr. Varnay to discuss the best treatment plan for your specific set of needs. Online scheduling is available, or you are always welcome to call the office to check availability.

Headaches Q & A

What causes headaches?

Headaches can stem from numerous sources, some of which are readily apparent and others that are not so simple to diagnose. Some of the more common causes include:

  • Chemical activity
  • Genetic factors
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Certain foods or medications
  • Dehydration
  • Dental issues

This is only a fraction of the issues that can contribute to headaches. In many cases, headaches are caused by referred pain, which is pain that originates in a nearby area like your cervical spine or shoulders.

How can chiropractic care help with headaches?

When you turn to Dr. Varnay for care, the process begins with a thorough discussion of your health history and current symptoms. Your answers, combined with a physical exam, provide him with the information needed to create your customized treatment plan.

Part of your care might include counseling on how improvements in nutrition, vitamin supplementation, and exercise can improve headache pain. Dr. Varnay can also help you improve your posture and identify ergonomic deficiencies in your home or workplace that might be worsening your pain.

What specific chiropractic treatments are available?

A spinal manipulation is a great option for treating headache pain. There are more than 100 different types of spinal adjustments Dr. Varnay can choose from to correct alignment issues that are placing stress on your spine.

Depending on where your pain originates, spinal mobilization could be a better approach. This technique uses less force and slower movements than spinal manipulation. By gently shifting and stretching the joints of your cervical spine, Dr. Varnay can relieve tension and inflammation your head and neck, improving headache pain.

How can I prevent headaches?

Not all headaches can be prevented, but there are steps you can take to avoid many types of head pain and to lessen the intensity and duration of headaches when they do occur. These tips can help prevent headaches:

  • Stay properly hydrated
  • Avoid excessive alcohol consumption
  • Eat a healthy and varied diet
  • Avoid environmental triggers like smoke and pollen
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Reduce stress whenever possible

Not only will these steps lower your risk of headaches, they’ll also support optimal health and wellness. If you suffer frequent headaches, book an appointment with Dr. Varnay to discuss treatment options that can provide lasting relief.