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Headaches: We Want Them to Go Away

By Stephen R. Farris

If you've never suffered from a headache, then consider yourself lucky and unique. At least 1 out of 10 people in the United States has felt headache pain. Sometimes it's brought on by not getting enough rest, constant loud noises, stress, or being out in extreme conditions for long periods of time.

Headaches could be caused by certain foods that we consume. Changing up your diet could help reduce the frequency of your headaches. Changes in blood sugar levels can also spike the onset of headache pain too. 

Have you thought about visiting your local chiropractor? Studies show that with spinal manipulation performed by a chiropractor can provide relief where the pain starts in the neck.

How Can I Get Relief?

For most of us, we are constantly glued to our cell phone screens, computers, tablets and other electronic devices for a good amount of time each day. This can cause a strain on our eyes and could lead to headache pain. If you find yourself doing that on a daily basis, then pause for a moment and take a short break. You can also try stretching or some other type of light exercise to get your eyes off the screen.

What Exactly Can a Chiropractor Do?

Your chiropractor can examine you to find out what area your headache pain is coming from. The chiropractor can talk with you about the condition and discuss your treatment options. They can perform chiropractic adjustments to relieve stress on your system. Plus they can offer you advice on nutrition and give you tips on certain exercises you can do at home to help keep headaches away or to a minimum. Another cause of your headache pain could come from sleep, especially if you clench your teeth together. This causes tension to your jaw and can lead to having a headache when you wake up. Make sure to drink plenty of water as well. Dehydration can also bring on headache pain.

Chiropractic care is not just for back pain. Chiropractors can treat other areas of your body, including joint pain in your legs, ankles, arms and shoulders. They are available to discuss your well-being and help guide you on a better path for a more healthy, vibrant lifestyle.

With nearly 500 clinic locations nationwide, it's easy to drop into The Joint Chiropractic at your convenience and get the health attention you need.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Sacramento, Calif.

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