Headache Help: Can Chiropractic Care Stop the Pain?
Cluster headaches. Tension headaches. Migraines. When it comes to pain, headaches are the top complaint of American adults. Not only are they annoying, but sometimes they can be downright debilitating. Some headaches are bad enough to leave you in the bed with the light off for hours or even days at a time. A person that suffers from headaches knows all too well the path of pain and damage they can leave behind. What causes these frustrating occurrences, and more importantly, how can we get rid of them?
The specific causes for some headaches are unknown. There is plenty of speculation, however, for many sources of headaches for a large number of people. Stress, teeth grinding, and prolonged positioning of the body (sitting or driving all day, etc) are just 3 of the top causes of headaches among adults. Other causes include tension in the neck and back, which puts pressure on the spine, and ultimately leads to a headache. While some headaches are caused by a real illness, most are the result of one of the sources mentioned above.
The solution for headaches depends on the cause, but there are some common treatments that seem to work for most people. For milder headaches, over the counter medication like Tylenol may work sufficiently. This is especially true if you only suffer from the occasional headache. Some stronger headaches, like migraines, are treated with stronger medication. One solution that is gaining momentum for all types of headaches is chiropractic care. This little known treatment for headaches has garnered some serious attention for its potential effectiveness in stopping headaches in its tracks.
How can chiropractic care help my headache?
Chiropractors can perform spinal manipulation to ensure that the spine is properly aligned. This alignment eases some of the pressure that misalignments causes along the back and even into the neck. Easing that pressure has proven to be a headache reducer in many people. Taking tension away from the back, neck, and then ultimately the head has been useful enough for many people...and doctors...to take note.
Where can I get some help?
At The Joint, a chiropractor may be able to help you get on the way to a headache free life. With walk in appointments and affordable pricing, help might be just around the corner and headaches may soon be a thing of the past for you. Just because headaches are common doesn’t mean that you have to suffer from it on the daily. Get to The Joint, and you may be able to get the relief you need.