What Causes Headaches and How Chiropractic Adjustment Helps
Headaches or migraines can range from minor discomfort to physically impairing. Extreme migraines can take hours to days to subside, and can re occur over years. As painkillers may help, they don’t stop the migraines from reoccurring. A chiropractic adjustment is a natural and safe way to successfully treat your headaches and finally relive you from pain long term. A series of adjustments can leave you painless for months at a time, in some cases, permanently.
Why Chiropractic Over Medication?
While medications have been known to help deal with pain, they are not effective long term. They must be ingested frequently and in high amounts in order to successfully subdue the pain. Although it may help, these chemical medications can cause liver and kidney damage over time. Painkillers can also generate a dependency which weakens your pain tolerance. You will need higher doses over time to reduce pain temporarily. You may not be able to tolerate a headache without them, and they will never fix the issue long term. Chiropractic adjustment has been known to remedy headaches and migraines for extended periods of time without the use of pharmaceuticals. It is a safe and all natural alternative to medications and has a high success rate. In many cases, patients have experienced instant relief from the excruciating pain. Instead of medication, I often prescribe either a natural muscle relaxant such as Relax Already to help reduce tension and stress.
So What Causes Headaches?
Headaches can be caused by a number of things from strained eye sight to a rough hangover. However, the root of the issue is often muscle tension. Muscle tension can be caused by injury or poor posture over time. This tension results in strain on the nerves within the vertebrae of the neck. When these vertebrae are misaligned, they can cause tension headaches. If the misalignment is high in the neck and the nerves are irritated, you may get a migraine, as the nerves control blood flow to the brain.
What Can a Chiropractic Adjustment Do?
Chiropractors undergo extensive training to treat headaches and migraines. They are able to diagnose causes of headaches during a consultation and examination; if the root of the issue is due to repeated stress such as a sport, a suggested treatment plan will be made to ensure your issue is resolved and your pain is relieved.
Next, your Chiropractor will preform a series of adjustments to the neck area. If the root cause of your headaches are due to another factor like spinal strain, your chiropractor will also take care of these areas with adjustments. The realignment allows the muscles to release tension, which creates a domino effect, aligning the irritated nerves and relieving pressure and pain from the head.
If you suffer from reoccurring headaches or migraines, consult one of our doctors for a diagnosis and treatment plan. It is the most effective all natural way to provide long term relief from the chronic pain and suffering of headaches.