Headaches and Chiropractic Care
Headaches affect just about everyone in their lives.
It can present itself in many different ways. Some people experience pain in only one part of their head or behind their eyes. Some experience an abrasive sensation inside their whole head while some experience nausea.
These symptoms of headache may settle in different ways. They may be acute or chronic and may last for anywhere from a few minutes to a few days.
However, recurring headache is a problem!
Untreated headache may also lead to Migraine.
Therefore, headache must not be ignored and a proper medical advice must be sought from a registered care physician.
Depending upon the severity of your condition they may refer you to a chiropractor if needed.
Why a Chiropractor?
Chiropractic follow non-invasive, drug free treatment techniques.
Now headaches are common pain events and a variety of medications can cure headache, but they only mask the pain without addressing the root cause. Besides, long term use is associated with side effects,
As such, to get a more natural or a holistic solution, visiting a chiropractor may prove to be a better option.
Understanding the science behind headache!
Headaches are normally caused by the muscular tension and contraction in the muscles of shoulders, neck and the head. The tension can result from emotional stress or sometimes an injury can also lead to the contraction of muscles. When we are threatened, irritated or angry a response known as fight or flight response may also cause these contractions.
These uneven stresses may affect the skeletal structure of the body leading to a change in posture and body movements. This misalignment may further lead to an even increased level of stress, which eventually causes pain or what we call Headache.
Now, how exactly do chiropractics help?
Chiropractics incorporate multiple methods to treat the source of headache rather than just trying to dull the effects. The chiropractics treatment for headache works in different ways:
- It restores the nervous system communication by ensuring alignment
- Decreases irritation in the nerves that send pain signals to the brain
- Reduces muscle tension
- Restores normal blood flow
- Increases the healing potential
- Strengthens the muscles that support our spine
Chiropractic care is not just limited to relieving symptoms but rather correcting the problem; therefore, with every visit, the focus is to address the the root cause.
Chiropractors also educate you on the importance of proper diet, provide advice on nutritional supplements, vitamins, herbs, and diet toward the development of a long-term wellness plan.
Chiropractic care can provide a comprehensive treatment plan for headaches, giving patients an opportunity to put an end to this stubborn so that they may experience a considerable improvement in the quality of life.