Chiropractic Care and How it Provides Headache Relief
Headaches regardless of the cause are debilitating and interrupt your daily life activities. It disrupts your ability to sleep and prevents you from being able to concentrate on many tasks.
According to the World Health Organization- it is estimated that around 47 percent of the adult population experienced a headache at least one time in the past year. The most frequent type of headache is a “tension headache”. While 1 in 4 suffers from debilitating migraine headaches.
A tension headache causes pressure and dull pain around the forehead, sides, or back of the head. It is often described as feeling like a tight band around your head. Tension headaches can last anywhere from 30 minutes to a week. They usually do not occur frequently and can be caused by many reasons like tension that causes muscles to tighten up, prolonged stress, and misalignment of the cervical or thoracic spine.
If you or a loved one suffers from migraines-you know just how horrible one can be. Migraine headaches are the most severe and can be debilitating. There are many other symptoms that can accompany migraines like dizziness, sensitivity to light, nausea and vomiting, and blurred vision. It makes it impossible to participate in daily life activities which causes people to sometimes feel less equipped to function as their peers. The exact cause of migraines is unknown; however, many patients have reported improvement with chiropractic care.
Trauma, Toxins & Thoughts
Head trauma is described as a minor bump on the skull or a serious brain injury. A hard blow to the head which can cause Traumatic brain injury (TBI). Toxins are a chemical factors such as foods and beverages, including alcohol and food additives. Thoughts can cause headaches due to emotional factors like stress, anxiety and depression.
Treating Headaches Caused by Tension in the Spine
Numerous research studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments are very effective for treating headaches and neck pain. Spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. Disc degeneration or prolapse, or facet joint arthritis in the neck can cause chronic headaches. Spinal Decompression works by gently stretching the spine over a period of several treatments and, electrical stimulation and ultrasound assist in promoting healing.
An injured spine can cause a variety of problems to your body’s overall function. Restore your optimal wellness and let Chirofitness help treat your spine’s misalignment through our non-invasive spinal manipulation and adjustment procedures.
In conclusion, many patients that we see with headaches, neck stiffness and pain have a reduced curvature in the neck. Certain chiropractic adjustments and supportive exercises and therapies restore the necks alignment and the headaches are reduced if not totally resolved.
Schedule a chiropractic consultation so we can take a closer look at your medical condition. Give us a call at 877-881-4878 (HURT) or click on Make An Appointment if you have questions regarding the chiropractic treatment options available for your condition.