How Alignment Relates to Headache Frequency

By Stepy Kamei

We all suffer from headaches from time to time. Sometimes, the reason why they come on is relatively clear -- we're dehydrated, we're stressed, we're tired, etc. However, for people who experience headaches, or even migraines, on frequent occasions, it can be frustrating trying to figure out the cause of their discomfort and pain. It's always a good idea to visit with a primary care physician if any sort of pain is persisting in your body. Once anything more serious is ruled out, it's important to take the health of your spinal column into consideration. Many people aren't aware of this, but the alignment of the spinal column can play a crucial role in many other aspects of a person's health and wellness.

What Are Subluxations? 

A spinal subluxation is the medical term which describes a misalignment in the spinal column. Misalignments may sound like they would be hard to miss, but the reality is that they occur far more often than many people expect. What's more is that a subluxation can affect other aspects of a person's health -- including the amount of headaches they experience at any given time. 

The spinal column serves to provide support to the body, especially for the base of the neck. A subluxation in the spinal column can place serious strain on the muscles in the neck since the spine will be unable to provide enough proper support and structure to hold the head up in a balanced manner. The muscles in the neck and head will overcompensate for this imbalance, and tension may occur as a result. In this manner, the frequency of headaches and migraines can increase drastically. 

What You Can Do To Help This Issue

If you take the proper steps to focus on improving your spinal health now, you'll more than likely notice an improvement in terms of how much tension is in your head and neck going forward. By seeing a chiropractor on a regular basis, you'll be making the choice to take care of not just your spinal column, but your entire body as a whole. During a typical session of chiropractic, the chiropractor will carefully examine the spinal column to seek out any misalignments which may be present. These misalignments can be corrected using safe manual manipulation techniques. This allows the body to regain the natural support it needs to be at its highest capacity to function. Come see what adjustments can do for you today!

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