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Chiropractic Help for Headaches

By Sara Butler

Headaches are a common affliction for many people but can be a complex condition to treat. They seem to strike at any time and there are many different types of headaches people can suffer from. Tension headaches are one of those headaches that tend to strike the most, impacting the lives of men and women alike. One-third of people will experience tension headaches regularly, but the good news is that they can be treated and even prevented. Here’s how.

The Cause of a Tension Headache

Headaches have a variety of causes. The symptoms of your headache can help guide the chiropractor in determining why you’re having them and what treatment is best to help you find relief. Most headaches aren’t the result of a serious illness, but the chiropractor can rule out certain causes of headache pain.

Sometimes foods and lifestyle factors can cause headaches, such as:

  • Alcohol
  • Foods such as processed lunch meats
  • Poor posture
  • Stress
  • Lack of sleep

Still, some headaches can be the result of referred pain from the neck. This headache is called a cervicogenic headache by your chiropractor, meaning they originate from the spine or its supporting soft tissues. Any irritation of spinal joints in the neck can cause pain to transfer to the head, which is why treating joint dysfunctions and restrictions in the neck will often help resolve these types of headaches.

What Your Chiropractor Can Do

Your chiropractor will work to uncover the root cause of your headaches. If they are tension headaches, they may be able to identify lifestyle or health factors that are causing the headaches. They’ll take your complete medical history and do a hands-on examination to determine if your headaches are caused by joint restriction or dysfunction that are impacting the supporting structures of your neck.

It’s up to you to take charge of your health and wellness. The chiropractors at The Joint can help you to be proactive about your health and address health issues before they turn into more serious ones. As a part of your healthcare team, they can help you determine why you’re having headaches and begin a treatment plan to address them. You don’t have to live with headaches -- let the chiropractors at The Joint help you!

To begin finding a solution to your chronic headaches, come to see the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic today!

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

 

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