How Chiropractic Care May Help Chase Headaches Away
Sometimes you can just feel that headache sneaking up on you. Your most irritating “friend” has called again to establish weekend plans for your group; as you mentally hatch several replies that you would like to make, tension starts to creep in. Then that used-to-be favorite toddler lets out that piercing scream, the one she does so well for the second time in 10 minutes! Finally, deep down, you know you cannot possibly knock off all of the tasks you have to do before the day is over. As you run down the list of tasks you can feel the muscles in the back of your neck tightening.Yes, there it is, the headache arrives right on schedule! Now you get to field everything that is going on, with a piercing headache leading the way. Along with the pain, nausea may chime in.
If you are lucky enough to quiet the child, avoid another friendly call, and navigate through the tasks, you will probably just be left with the headache! But before you completely fold or just muddle ahead with pain meds, consider your options.
Your chiropractor may be able to help.
Researchers tell us chiropractic spinal manipulation can be a viable option for relieving tension headaches and headaches that begin in the neck. When you visit the chiropractor he may use spinal manipulation that may help to treat neck pain taking the headache with it. He will also get your medical history and talk to you about the tension triggers that may be igniting headaches. He can also show you the poor posture positions that may also be part of the puzzle. This chiropractic session could be the beginning of ongoing care designed to keep your spine tuned up and your headaches on the run. Your chiropractor can help you with good work posture suggestions and muscle relaxing techniques too.
Together you can talk about the static positions you may be stuck in while you type, read or sew. Taking breaks every half an hour and using stretches may make the difference. Helpful suggestions for a healthier diet and ways to stay hydrated will come up for discussion too, and you can adjust your thinking and your lifestyle.
Tasks may continue to accumulate and toddlers will probably continue to turn heads with their screams. But with your chiropractor’s help you may have found ways to siphon off the tension and avoid the headache hits.