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The Link Between Headaches, Neck Pain, And Chiropractic Care

I know that when I get a headache, I often get some sort of discomfort in the neck as well, so it didn’t really surprise me when I read a post on ChiroNexus that confirmed that there is a definite link between headaches and neck pain. The next time you get a headache, try to notice if it is accompanied by stiffness, soreness, or pain in the neck as well. If you do spot the correlation, you’ll be much more likely to receive the treatment you need to make your symptoms go away.

While you can always turn to medication for a quick fix (and the risk of developing some nasty side effects), there are natural treatment methods that can work to reduce the pain and discomfort that often comes with head and neck aches and pains. One of the safest and most effective natural treatment methods for these conditions, especially if they are chronic in nature, is chiropractic care.

When you go in for your first appointment with a doctor of chiropractic, he or she will gently check your spinal column for any vertebral subluxations, which are essentially misalignments in the spine that may be causing or exacerbating pain in the back, neck, shoulders, and head.

When the spinal column is misaligned in any way, the nervous system’s passageways become disrupted and face interference, which makes communication between the brain and the body via the spinal cord much more difficult. Since the brain starts to have trouble communicating effectively, the body begins to have a difficult time healing and treating itself, which makes conditions such as headaches that much more able to develop and get worse over time as they are left virtually unchecked by the body.

At your first session, a chiropractor will use manual manipulation techniques to gently ease your spinal column back into its proper posture by correcting any misalignments that may be present. Most patients begin to notice a reduction in the severity and quantity of headaches and ensuing neck pain after just one session. Itis recommended that you attend chiropractic treatment sessions on a somewhat regular basis, just so your spine remains at its optimal healthy posture, which will therefore allow your body to be able to heal and treat itself while functioning to the absolute best of its ability. Over time, you may notice your headaches and neck aches become a thing of the past.

Used under Creative Commons Licensing courtesy of Nika Gedevanishvili

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