Chiropractic Care for Headaches
By Sara Butler
The ability to think calmly and with clarity allows you to process your emotions, continue on with the activities of your everyday life, and make important decisions. Headaches can really interfere with that important clarity of thinking. Many people suffer from sporadic headaches, but recurrent headaches that have an impact on your capacity to function or sleep can be debilitating. Here's what the chiropractors at The Joint Chiropractic want you to know about headaches and how they can help.
The Different Forms of Headaches
The most common headaches people suffer from are:
- Tension - These headaches are felt as if a band of tension is tightening from one place to another on your head
- Migraine - These headaches cause pain on one side of the head or another, usually accompanied by sensitivity to sound and light as well as nausea
- Cervicogenic - The neck is the underlying cause of these headaches, but the pain is often perceived in one or more areas of the face and/or head
Even today, the causes of headaches are not always understood to their fullest extent, but it is known that a family history of headaches, stress, and neck stiffness are factors many headaches sufferers have in common.
How Chiropractors Can Help
Chiropractors can take your headache history, then assess and manage your headaches. According to the American Chiropractic Association, evidence suggests that chiropractic adjustments are an effective intervention for tension and cervicogenic headaches. Migraine duration and frequency can also be decreased with regular chiropractic treatment.
Headaches should be taken seriously. If you suffer from headaches you should consult with a chiropractor at The Joint. If your headache patterns change, you must frequently take over-the-counter pain medication for your headaches, or your headaches are simply getting worse in intensity and duration, then you need to seek care. If your headache comes on suddenly and is very severe, is the result of a head injury, or is accompanied by weakness, difficulty speaking, stiff neck, or fever, then you must seek medical help immediately -- because it could be something far more serious than a routine headache.
With the help of the chiropractors at The Joint, you can keep your noggin in great shape. If you have questions or concerns about your headaches or any issue related to your health and wellness, the chiropractors at The Joint are excellent resources!
To learn more about your health, wellness, and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Magnolia, Tex.