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Can Issues With Your Back Cause Headaches? Yes!

By Donna Kostiew

Everything in our body is connected. Most people know this and, at first, are willing to be patient to find the right treatment for their headache pain. But finding the connection in the body of what is actually causing the headaches can be difficult and often takes time. And that’s where the frustration begins to set in. Although there are many different triggers that can cause headaches, one thing is fairly certain … they happen for a reason. A headache is the body’s way of telling you something isn’t right.

Don’t Get Too Frustrated … Try Chiropractic Care

The truth is that there are many different classifications of headaches and even more so with the causes of headache pain. The most common cause of headaches usually stems from issues that can greatly benefit from chiropractic care.

Typically, the headaches that are directly related to the spine are caused by a number of problems, but the majority of them are associated with muscle tension in the back and neck. Not only do most people participate in more sedentary activities than those in the past, they also spend more hours doing those activities as well. This can increase irritation and tension in the joints and muscles of the neck and back which causes the pain to develop.

Common Causes of Headache pain

  • Compensation for low back problems
  • Improper alignment of the spine
  • Poor posture
  • Muscle spasms
  • Joint restrictions
  • Stress

Subluxations, or restrictions, in the spine can prevent proper communication from the brain to the body. When this occurs, stress or irritation is placed on the nearby nerves and can prevent the body from healing itself properly.

Your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic will provide gentle, targeted adjustments that focus on the underlying cause of your pain. Chiropractic care is a safe and effective treatment that will help to eliminate improper alignment, restricted joint motion, and muscular tightness. This will result in sustained relief without the use of medication, pain relievers or muscle relaxants that only provide temporary relief.

But Can You Do More? You Bet!!!

Here are some suggestions to do on your own that will help prevent a headache from coming on.

  • Take breaks from sitting at your desk throughout the day
  • Stretch your back and neck, but only through a comfortable range of motion
  • Exercise with low-impact activities
  • Drink plenty of water

Your local chiropractor understands how issues in your spine relate to other issues throughout your body and will take the precautionary measures to correct and relieve those problems.

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

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