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Head Pain Explained: How to Find Long-Term Relief

By Genevieve Cunningham

Headaches are such a common ailment in our world today. Most people will suffer from many throughout their lives. While this is rarely cause for any significant concern, headaches are still something that we’d all rather live without. If you want to live headache-free, take a look at why these pains occur, followed by some tips for management long-term.

Why Do We Suffer From Headaches?

Headaches are caused by problems with the blood vessels, muscles, or nerves in the head or neck. When these areas are irritated or ill, it can manifest as a headache. These headaches may be in one specific area -- like the very front of the head or one side -- or they may be felt as an all over discomfort. So what causes these problems? These areas may be irritated by illness, strong stimulants, overactivity, physical malformations, and many other triggers.

Is Medicine the Answer?

Let’s be honest: Medicine can help. Whether it’s a prescription or an over-the-counter pain reliever, these medications can relieve the inflammation and pain that may accompany headaches. So why not just carry a bottle of pain reliever? Because although these can certainly help the immediate situation, they’ll do little in eliminating the initial source of the headache. This means that once the medication wears off, the headache is free to return in full force.

What are Long-Term Solutions?

Headaches are an incredibly tough ailment to treat, especially if the cause is unknown. But there are two solutions that seem to work for many people. First, it can be helpful to find the headache trigger. It might be a bright light, excessive stress, a certain noise, or a neck injury that continually bring on the headache. Once found, the trigger can be avoided and the headache eliminated. Second, many people find relief in chiropractic care. Chiropractors can help keep the spine free of restriction, which then eliminates pressure and pain that can find their way to the head. Getting care on a regular basis may help eliminate problems with the muscles and nerves of the head and neck, which then helps to significantly reduce or eliminate headaches completely.

Where to Get Care in Colorado Springs

When you finally get tired of dealing with headaches and you need relief in Colorado Springs, look no further than The Joint Chiropractic. But why choose The Joint? Besides chiropractors who actually listen to your concerns, you’ll also be able to enjoy walk-in visits and affordable pricing. Headaches will probably always be a part of life, but they don’t have to be the center of it. Find some relief and feel a little better every day with a quick stop at The Joint as soon as today.

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

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