Occipital neuralgia is caused by inflammation or irritation of the occipital nerves. These nerves can be irritated by spinal misalignments, which chiropractors can correct. Chiropractic treatment for occipital neuralgia may include lift, heat, massage, and traction settings. This will bring the body back into proper alignment and eliminate nerve pressure as it loosens the neck muscles.
Whatever the reason, treatment aims to reduce the inflammation that surrounds these nerves. Neurological chiropractic care is an excellent option for managing neuralgia pain because it reaches directly to the root of matter, the nerves. Spinal misalignments can cause nerve interference that can cause dysfunction of the body and affect different nerves in the body that can cause neuralgia. Grant of Greater Life Chiropractic can make gentle and precise chiropractic adjustments to correct misalignments and restore nerve function, as well as improve the function of the entire central nervous system as a whole.
Not only can this alleviate the various types of neuralgia, but it can also improve the health and well-being of the whole body for a better quality of life. Evidence suggests that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. The type, frequency, dose, and duration of treatments should be based on guideline recommendations, clinical experience, and findings. Evidence for the use of spinal manipulation as an isolated intervention for patients with tension headache remains equivocal (.
The advantage of chiropractic over medication or surgery is that chiropractic does not carry the side effects of medications or the risks of surgery.