Free Your Head From Pain
By Donna Kostiew
Living with the pain of daily headaches can be extremely debilitating, and unfortunately is a reality for so many people. My daughter used to be one of them. She suffered for almost two years, on one medication after the next, before somebody finally told me to take her in to see a chiropractor. We did, and the headaches soon ceased to exist. Now don’t get me wrong, they will still pop up every now and then, but the occurrence and severity of the headaches is now manageable.
How Does Chiropractic Care Help Headache Pain?
That’s a great question, isn’t it? Chiropractors are often faced with this question because there are so many headache sufferers out there. And for those headaches that can be prevented, regular chiropractic adjustments are key. Here’s why.
Stress management – Stress buildup in our body can cause muscles to contract and become tense, which can lead to some headache pain. The spine can also become forced into an abnormal position by this tension in the body, which can then interfere with the body’s healthy nervous system. Proper spinal alignment provided by your chiropractor can prevent this from happening.
Correct posture – Headache pain is common when your neck is out of alignment due to poor posture. If your head is resting in a forward position while you are spending hours and hours sitting at a computer, the alignment of the upper neck bones can be affected. When they are out of alignment, the chance that they will irritate some of the nerves in that area is high, and that can cause headaches. Regular adjustments by your chiropractor will correct this, thereby reducing the frequency of the headaches or stopping them before they can even start.
Nerve pressure and blood flow – By realigning the neck and spine, your chiropractor is able to not only take some of the pressure off the nerves but is also able to enhance blood flow. When the flow of blood to the brain is restricted, pain can occur, so regular chiropractic adjustments can be a powerful way to minimize headaches in a safe and natural manner.
If you are suffering from headaches and haven’t seen a medical professional yet, try your local chiropractor first. It’s an extremely safe and effective way to treat headache pain without the use of drugs, surgeries, or other invasive procedures. The other options and the rest of the doctors will always be there, but more likely than not, you won’t need to go any further than The Joint Chiropractic.
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Raleigh, N.C.