When a Headache Hits, Chiropractic Responds
By Sandy Schroeder
Ninety percent of Americans put up with headaches at one time or another. If you are one of them, and you are reaching your limit, chiropractic may have the answers you need. Gulping pain pills and pushing on through really won’t solve it.
But research shows chiropractic spinal adjustments are proving to be an effective treatment for tension headaches, and headaches that originate in the neck, according to the American Chiropractic Association.
Studies in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) showed that when chiropractic treatment was used better results were obtained for acute and chronic neck pain.
Physical problems create about five percent of all headaches. Ninety-five percent of the headaches are primary headaches. Then a majority of those primary headaches can be traced to tension. Unfortunately, that tension is generated from the screen obsession that most of us have, which finds us hunched over a smartphone or tablet, or perched in front of a computer for long periods of time
Finding your way through the headache maze could begin with a visit to The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community. The Joint chiropractor will want to hear about your pattern of headaches, your normal activities, and your medical history. Then a spinal adjustment will be used to correct any dysfunctions, alleviating the stress on your system.
Overall the chiropractor’s goal will be to seek pain relief and help you resume your normal routines without using pain medications or surgery.
Finetuning the Workplace
As you evaluate the results, you and your chiropractor may also want to talk about your workplace setup and posture. You may need to evaluate your desk and chair, making sure you are sitting with your feet flat on the floor. You may also talk about taking frequent breaks and doing other chair exercises.
I have watched many of my friends, family and co-workers cope with similar problems, dealing with headaches, and related back and neck pain. In each case, their chiropractors were able to provide the needed backup to help find solutions and return them to their normal routines.
To start working on your headaches stop by The Joint Chiropractic clinic in your community and find out how easy it can be. An affordable care program eliminates the need for insurance. Clinics are open seven days a week, and weekend and evening hours help to make visits convenient. No appointments are needed.