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Headache Won't Go Away? Try Chiropractic Treatment

By Stephen R. Farris

Why is my head hurting? That's a good question and also yields almost an infinite number of answers. Some of the more common ones could be underlying medical conditions, listening to loud music for long periods of time, or getting too much (or not enough) rest. It could be from the type of work you do. Stress in our daily lives could lead to headaches. The point is that sometime during our lives we're bound to experience a headache, at least nine out of 10 people will, according to studies.

Treatment options vary. Some people may take an over-the-counter medication to relieve their headache. It can work, but it doesn't work on everyone. Another way is to lay down and close your eyes for a period of time, maybe take a nap. You might dry a wet washcloth draped over your forehead or the back of your neck.

There are other available options to help get headache relief and one is to visit your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic. Studies show that spinal manipulation treatment, especially for people with pain in their neck region, can help reduce headache symptoms and eliminate pain. Spinal manipulation can also help people who experience migraines and cervicogenic headaches as well.

So What Exactly Can a Chiropractor Do?

At The Joint Chiropractic, they will examine you and find out where you're experiencing the most pain. From there, they will set up a treatment plan. Basically, your chiropractor will make adjustments on your spine to help relieve stress from your joints that could be causing your headache discomfort. They may also provide you with a few exercise tips that could help relieve or prevent headaches in the future.

Food? You've Got to be Kidding!

Nope, no kidding. While it may not happen to everyone, certain individuals may develop headaches due to certain foods they eat. This is another area your chiropractor could help you with. Make sure you are open with them about your nutrition and daily routine. They may be able to provide you with guidance on how to change up your eating routine so your headaches will lessen or may even go away.

Research shows that 95 percent of headaches are primary and could be (as mentioned earlier) caused from stress on the body to food related. So if you're tired of popping pills and the cool compresses don't seem to be doing the trick, then isn't it time you tried The Joint Chiropractic? It can help! And with more than 500 locations nationwide, finding help couldn't be easier than simply walking in according to your schedule.

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

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