Can Grace Chiropractic help my Headaches?

Headaches are one of the largest classes of symptoms that have no known cause.  

Grace Chiropractic Center  309 West Main St. Cabot, AR 72023      501-941-3008

(Idiopathic headaches)- arising spontaneously or from an obscure or unknow cause.

There are many types of headaches from tension to migraine. When the cause of the headache is from stressors in the cervical spine (misalignment) chiropractic treatment often resolves them. We have a number of patients that have reduced or eliminated their headaches at our office in a short period of time. Typically, our patients begin to have a decrease headache severity and frequency. Other factors also influence the onset of many headaches such as: light, sounds, smells, blood sugar, stress, medications, blood pressure and food. These are discussed and recommendations are made to prevent the onset of headaches. Call us today to discuss your headaches.


Which pillow is best?

I get asked this question often and the answer depends on a number of factors.

First, what position do you sleep in the most? or  I sleep in many positions throughout the night.

Second, do you have arthritis? How soft is your bed/ how much do you sink into your bed?

Do you wear a CPAP mask? Do you wake up with a stiff neck?

To start with, one type of pillow maynot fit everyone. In general terms you want to support the middle portion of your neck while on your side or on your back. A person’s ear should remain inline with their shoulders. Many people have 2 or 3 pillows placed at the back of their head, causing a forward flexion that takes away the normal curve in their neck. At times this causes excessive pulling on the neck muscles and feels fatigued when you wake up the next morning.

A side sleeper should have the space between their shoulder and the side of the head filled with their pillow in order to hold the cervical spine in alignment with the rest of the spine.

There are specialty cervical supports that allow the user to have a CPAP mask and hold it in a comfortable position. Patients with arthritis in the cervical spine are normally  limited to how much extension they can tolerate and thus require a different type of neck support.

Ask your chiropractor about the different types of cervical supports out there and which one would work best for you.

Dr. Clay


Should I see a Chiropractor?

It is always interesting to me to hear someone ask if it is a good idea to see a chiropractor.  Lets see, many of the professional sports teams use chiropractors in baseball, football, dance, track/field and in the Olympics. Here are a few names of sports figures that use chiropractors often.

Lance armstrong-maybe the best cycliest ever and has won the tour de France seven times and credits chiropractic as a important part of his team.

Tiger Woods-maybe the best golfer in the world and uses chiropractors at home and on tour.

Emmitt Smith-Dallas Cowboys, credits chiropractic with helping his success in NFL football.

Barry Bonds-Baseball pro stated that he gets adjusted to allow him to compete at a high level.

Joe Montana– continues to go to chiropractors and credits them for helping him compete in the NFL.

Evander Holyfield– said that many professional boxers  use chiropractor to get an edge, including his self.

Clearly not eveyone will become a Tiger Woods or Emmitt Smith but what chiropractic can do is help you reach our fullest potiental. In some of these cases the player was not trying to get out of pain but was able to improve their function and ability. The people that I have listed here have most of their bodies insured and would not want to do anything to risk damage to their bodies. They believe and count on chiropractors in order to perform their best.

You may have muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament or joint pain that chiropractic may be able to help. If it is good enough for the highest paid sports figures it may be good enough for everyone. Many of our patients do not have any pain, however;some have a manual labor job that requires them to feel like working and most importantly able to work and miss fewer days from work.

Dr. Clay


Why won’t my pediatrician refer me to a chiropractor?

Most clinics do refer to chiropractors, in fact there are a number of chiropractors on staff at VA hospitals (not in Arkansas) around the nation. Even hospitals are hiring chiropractors on staff in the ER and orthopedic departments. If your medical doctor will not refer you to a chiropractor I would suggest that you find another doctor that will. Most insurance companies don’t require a referral from a medical doctor and haven’t for a long time.

The medical doctor/clinic that will not refer to a chiropractor is simply not aware of their benefits and is likely older and not up to date with the lastest information. Did you know that chiropractors are teaching in medical schools? Most medical doctors realize that chiropractic is another option for their patients to be co-treated. I recieve referrals from medical doctors , D.O. and even from emergency room referrals. So the medical community is out there giving referrals to chiropractors, but you may have to look for them.

Dr. Clay



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