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When a Headache Just Won't Quit, See a Chiropractor!

By Genevieve Cunningham

Headaches can be so frustrating. They come on with little to no warning, last for undetermined amounts of time, and are sometimes bad enough to stop us in our tracks. But what are we to do about these irritating pains? Is there a way to avoid them? Maybe! Take a look at these common causes and solutions for head pain, followed by why chiropractic care may be your best bet.

Common Causes of Headaches

Headaches can have a great number of causes. Each person and each headache may be completely different. Some of the most common causes of headaches include:

  • External Triggers - Outside influences can cause headaches in many people. These may include bright lights, strong smells, loud noises, or any combination of things that overwhelm the senses.

  • Stress - When there is too much stress going on in everyday life, it can cause headaches that occur in the sides of the head. These often come out of nowhere and are quite intense for a short duration.

  • Spinal Tension - When tension resides in the spine, it can build until it reaches the base of the head causing headaches. These can vary in intensity, duration, and frequency.

Common Solutions

Finding some relief from headaches may be the most frustrating part of all. Some of the most common remedies for dealing with the pain include:

  • Tylenol or Ibuprofen - A simple over-the-counter medication can relieve pain and tension in the head so that you can carry on with the tasks of the day.

  • Find the Stimulus - One of the best ways to deal with headaches is to find the cause. If the smell of peppermint causes a headache, you can avoid the smell, and thus avoid the headache. The hard part? It might take quite a bit of time and the process of elimination to actually find the true cause.

The Better Solution: Chiropractic Care

If you’re looking for more of a long-term solution to headaches, turn to chiropractic care. When headaches are caused by tension in the spine, regular care might eliminate them for good. Chiropractors remove restrictions found in the spine, which then alleviates the pain from headaches and may even keep them away for good.

If chiropractic care sounds like a good avenue to explore in your life, check out The Joint Chiropractic. At The Joint, getting care is easier than ever before. Just use their walk-in visits and affordable pricing to get the care you need without the stress and hassle. There’s no need to live with pain or discomfort in your life, especially when help is just around the corner. Get a little relief and a plan of action starting with a quick trip to the Joint as soon as today.

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

 

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