Headache Management Begins with Chiropractic Care

By Virginia Laird

We have all had a headache that won’t go away. Typically when we get a headache we assume we are sick. This may not be the case every time. There are several options on the market to help ease the pain of a headache, but you will quickly find the help is temporary. The headache will come back once the medicine wears off. Some research suggests that visiting a chiropractor for headache management is successful.

Muscle Tension Can Cause Headaches

When tension builds in the neck and upper back, it causes headaches. Often these headaches are the most painful one may experience. Whether you find yourself sitting at a computer all day, on your feet teaching a class full of students, or even working outdoors in a physically demanding job, you may find at the end of the day that your back is screaming. The stiffness and soreness you may experience is tension that, when left unattended, can cause headaches. Most headaches fall under one of the following types:

  • Migraines
  • Tension
  • Cluster

How A Chiropractor Can Help

Some are not aware of the spine’s ever-moving alignment. When your spine moves, it can cause the messages sent by your nervous system to be interrupted. As the body gets back into proper alignment, the messages from the brain to the organs can travel unimpeded. Restoring function and proper alignment will help to reduce the stress your body is facing and rid your body of unwanted headaches. Adding regular visits to your chiropractor can help eliminate the tension in your muscles. This will treat the actual cause of the headache. It may not completely eliminate every headache you may get, but it can significantly reduce the occurrence.

Additional Advice From A Chiropractor

Chiropractors recognize that not all situations are the same. Likewise, a chiropractor acknowledges that nutrition plays a part in one’s health. To accompany the adjustments that are given to assist and relieve headache pain, your chiropractor may suggest the following tips to help keep future headaches in check.

  • Stay hydrated: It is important to always have water on hand
  • Utilize low impact exercises routinely
  • Take frequent breaks from long lasting work or tasks

You may not see a complete disappearance of headaches but you will most likely decide to add such care as part of your regular routine. Taking control of your headache situation can empower you on your health journey.

To learn more about your health and wellness, visit your local The Joint Chiropractor.

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