Are Headaches Ruining Your Day?
By Sandy Schroeder
Nine out of 10 Americans have headaches, according to the American Chiropractic Association. Like your headache, those of the other eight Americans have headaches that hang around causing pain, nausea, and the loss of countless productive hours both on and off the job.
If your headache manages to change your mood, slow down your thinking, and cloud your day, you may be using pain pills, either over-the-counter or prescribed, and trying all sorts of other remedies to escape the pain.
But you may have missed a drug-free, natural solution that has a strong success record. It's chiropractic.
A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT), said chiropractic spinal adjustments effectively treated acute and chronic neck pain that triggered headaches. Another 2011 JMPT also reported chiropractic care improved migraines, and headaches that started in the neck.
Getting to the source of your problem and finding pain relief might start at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. When you come in you will find a wellness center staffed with licensed chiropractors ready to help you.
How Help Works
Your chiropractor will want to trace your headache patterns, your pain, your normal activities, and your medical history. If a spinal adjustment seems beneficial, it will be done in an open bay area on a comfortable table.
You may experience far-reaching pain relief in your neck, which may help to reduce your headaches. You may also feel reduced tension, increased energy, and more alertness. As your spine becomes healthier, the whole body may benefit.
As your treatment plans take shape, your chiropractor may evaluate your posture, ask about your job and the specifics of your workplace.
Avoiding Future Headaches
As you learn to avoid long sessions in fixed positions, take breaks, and consider ways to eliminate stress, such as yoga or meditation, you may feel the tension lifting from the muscles in your neck and upper back.
When you take breaks, you might try some doctor-approved stretching to gently move the head and neck through a comfortable range of motion to relieve the pain linked to headaches.
I have known several people who endured stressful headaches until they started seeing their chiropractor. Over time, their chiropractor helped them release the tension in the back and the neck which helped reduce their headaches. Not surprising, they recommended their chiropractor to everyone.
To get started, stop at The Joint Chiropractic clinic near you. Everything is simple at The Joint. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. No appointments are needed, and convenient weekend and evening hours are available.