Tired of Headaches? See Your Chiropractor Soon
Headaches really can become relentless. Sometimes we assume they are just the result of too much work, and so we wait for them to go away. Other times, we become frustrated because they seem to be unpredictable, showing up here, there and everywhere. Some of these headaches are just minor background annoyances. Others are full blown throbbing attacks with severe pain and nausea.
The American Chiropractic Association says research shows chiropractic spinal manipulation may be a good choice for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
Several studies have shown that patients choosing spinal manipulative therapy for treatment experienced an ongoing benefit in relief. Headaches have many triggers including foods, noise, lights, stress, insomnia, blood sugar changes and too much exercise. According to ACS, 95 percent of headaches are primary ones such as tension, migraine or cluster. Many are associated with muscle tension in the neck.
Seeing Your Chiropractor for an Answer
If you have had it with reoccurring headaches, your chiropractor may be able to help. If this is your first visit to the chiropractor you will find the chiropractor’s goal will be to seek relief and restore normal activity without surgery or medications.
Your chiropractor may begin with spinal adjustments to obtain an assessment of the nervous system and to seek pain relief. Then a discussion of what happened and a review of medical history, and daily schedules will follow. In the process the correct diagnosis and pattern of treatment with helpful steps to use at work and at home will be determined. Slowly but surely, the chiropractor will seek to help the patient ease back, both mentally and physically.
Escaping headaches and reclaiming regular routines at home and work may require regular chiropractic visits with advice on new, safe ways to do things. The neck pain that triggers headaches often begins with long fixed workplace sessions. As workers slouch in their chairs or hunch over their screens the neck tension kicks in and sets off the headaches. Then when they go home they may slouch on the couch or flop out on the floor, again irritating their necks and bringing on more headaches.
Often the chiropractor can suggest new posture exercises and relaxation routines with safe ways to use screens. At work the patient learns to sit up straight with feet flat on the floor, keeping the computer screen at eye level. New healthier diets, coupled with better work schedules may be also suggested.
If you or someone in your family needs help with headaches, your chiropractor may be able to help. Schedule an appointment now.