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Another Headache? Chiropractic Care May Help!

By Donna Stark

It may seem like everyone gets headaches. After all, they are a normal part of life, right? Between work, relationships, medical conditions, stress  and let's not forget kids  it's no wonder so many people experience them on a weekly basis, and maybe even a daily basis. But I'm not sure if we can say they are normal. Are they common? Yes! But normal? Not really. There is nothing normal about being in pain or running to your medicine cabinet every four to six hours for relief.

Skip the Medicine

Medications aren't always the best solution for relieving headache pain. Sure, they can offer relief for the occasional headache, but if taken for more than a couple of days a week, they may actually make things worse. Unwanted and potentially dangerous side effects, rebound headaches  it makes my head hurt just by thinking of them! So the next time you or a loved one is suffering from headache pain, don't run to your stash of pills. Instead, run to your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic!

Causes of Headache Pain

Headaches have many causes. Some may be serious warning signals caused by physical problems, but the majority are associated with muscle tension, joint irritation, lifestyle behaviors, and stress. And when you add repetitive activities and poor posture to the mix? Well, you've got yourself a recipe for disaster. For example, are you:

  • Constantly looking down at your phone?
  • Working at a computer or playing video games for hours?
  • Driving for hours without rest?
  • Not managing your stress well?
  • Clenching your jaw at night or during the day?
  • Sleeping on your stomach?

Chiropractic Care for Headaches

These reasons (and more!) are why so many people head to their local chiropractor for pain relief. Chiropractic care effectively addresses all of those issues by treating the underlying source of pain. It is an all-natural approach that promotes the body's own healing ability, so no matter what that source is, chiropractic care may be your answer. Here's how.

  • Reduces muscle tension in the back and neck
  • Removes joint restrictions and nerve interferences in the spine
  • Encourages good posture and proper alignment of the spine
  • Improves the function of the nervous system
  • Regulates the body's hormone production
  • Reduces stress
  • Enhances proper blood flow

Choosing a Long-term Solution

Medications treat the symptoms, which mean they won't give you any long-lasting relief, and long-term usage comes with its own set of risks and problems. But by choosing chiropractic care, the only side-effect you will need to be worried about is that your pain may be reduced while your overall health and wellness are improved. Not a bad trade, is it? And with more than 425 locations nationwide, no appointment or referral needed, and convenient weekend hours, it's just as easy to head on in to The Joint Chiropractic as it would be to head to the pharmacy for yet another bottle of pills.

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

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