Manage Chronic Headaches with Chiropractic Care

Posted on: 8 December 2017

Headaches are normal pains that can be treated with some painkillers, and life goes on. This, unfortunately, is a statement that many people actually believe and live with every day. But would you be at peace if your doctor only recommended painkillers for a toothache, arthritis or any other illness? The answer is no because painkillers are not a solution but a temporary fix for something more significant that will recur again once the painkillers wear off. Unless you have an underlying disease that is causing the headache, the best solution for regular headaches is chiropractic care. Here are some of the things a chiropractor can do to help.

Identify the cause of the headache

Apart from an illness, the next cause for headaches is neck tension. Tension headaches are very prevalent, and they are caused by contractions in the neck muscles, and then the pain is radiated to the head. This tension is caused by poor posture, driving and texting for too long, stress, and working on a computer without breaks. Instead of giving you painkillers to mask the pain, a chiropractor will listen to your problem carefully and examine your neck and vertebrae to see the cause of the headache. They will then adjust the joints and muscles that are misaligned and release the block that is causing the tension, so you will have relief.

Recommend lifestyle changes

Since they know what is causing your headaches, chiropractors can recommend some changes that you can adapt to your life to stop the headaches. Such advice includes proper posture, better sleeping positions, regular exercise and taking frequent breaks at work to keep your spine flexible. A good chiropractor will work with you closely to ensure you get rid of those headaches for good. They will also give you stress coping mechanisms.

Combine different treatments

Many people think that chiropractors only manipulate the spine to treat back and neck pain. While that is true, chiropractors do more than that. They are trained in whole body wellness and use many techniques to help relieve pain and improve the nervous system. A chiropractor will not only use manual therapy to treat the headaches, but they can also include other techniques in your plan. Such methods include acupuncture, electrical stimulation, rehabilitation and soft tissue therapy.

Gone are the days when you had to struggle with debilitating headaches and migraines for years and carry around a bunch of painkillers. If you struggle with recurrent headaches, visit a chiropractor and get a long-lasting solution that doesn't involve medication.


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