Is Your Life Becoming One Big Headache?
By Sandy Schroeder
When headaches come and go, most of us cope. But when a headache shows up repeatedly, everything begins to change. Just knowing that it may be there again tomorrow can be frustrating and depressing.
Your tension headache may appear in the afternoons, bringing with it pain that becomes a tight band of pressure in the neck and shoulders. If these headaches happen frequently, you should check to see if you're eating healthy, getting enough sleep and pacing yourself in your work.
It might also be a time to see how The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you may help.
The Joint chiropractors help everyone, from teens to seniors, on a daily basis, and they are well equipped to help with headaches.
When you come in, your chiropractor will discuss the benefits of spinal health. He or she may use a spinal adjustment to correct dysfunctions and tension in your spine. The adjustment may result in far-reaching pain relief in your neck, back, and other joints. When you consider the spine houses the delicate nervous system that controls everything the body does, this seems like a natural place to start.
As you evaluate the results, and develop patterns of chiropractic treatment, your chiropractor will be looking at your daily work and home routine too. Your chiropractor might suggest ways to improve your posture, and rethink your workplace to avoid triggering tension in your neck or back.
If you sit in a fixed position in front of a computer screen, work on a sewing machine, or type or read for long periods of time, you might rethink your work schedule and take frequent breaks to reduce tension to avoid future headaches.
According to the American Chiropractic Association, research says chiropractic treatment may be an effective answer for the tension headaches that start in the neck. A 2014 Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) research report found interventions used by chiropractors were successful in treating chronic and acute neck pain.
I have known many people who have faced tension headaches and found the assistance they needed with their chiropractors. That help continued on as they used their chiropractors to provide ongoing support whenever pain showed up and threatened to slow them down.
To start working on the answers you need, visit The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. The Joint provides an affordable care program that eliminates the need for insurance. Clinic doors are open seven days a week, and evening hours are available. No appointments are needed.