If you suffer from headaches and chronic migraines, you’re not alone. 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches of some variety. They can be daily, weekly, or occasional. The pain can vary from dull, throbbing, stabbing, searing, or excruciating. How do you cope? Do you call into work? Take some pills and hope it goes away? Soldier through the pain? With chiropractic care, there’s a better way.
Research shows that spinal manipulation, used by doctors of chiropractic, may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches or headaches that originate from neck strain. Americans are engaging in more sedentary lifestyles than they ever have before, more hours are spent sitting at the computer or scrolling on mobile devices. This prolonged activity alone can increase irritation in the joints and cause muscle tension throughout the neck and upper back which causes a headache. Paired with poor posture, this can cause frequent headaches day after day that causes an extreme decline in productivity and overall quality of life.
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve your pain from headaches and migraines. A chiropractic adjustment is a safe, non-invasive, and non-addictive alternative to prescription and over the counter medications, which is how people often try to manage their pain. Adjustments are gentle manipulations that realign the spine to relieve pinched nerves that cause inflammation. Adjustments also improve the overall function of joints and the nervous system while reducing pain and discomfort.
At Balance Family Chiropractic, our staff will perform adjustments to improve your spinal function, and we may also offer advice on nutrition, exercise, and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the irritation and tension in your life.
In addition to regular adjustments, our office also recommends these tips:
- Try to limit or avoid your stressful events to the best of your ability.
- Take breaks from prolonged activities such as looking at your phone, working at a desk, or driving.
- Exercise and stretch out your back frequently.
- Experiment with avoiding certain foods or odors that might have negative impacts on your health.
- Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Drink water whenever you’re thirsty and try to avoid dehydrating beverages such as soda and alcohol.
To see if chiropractic care is right for your condition, the doctors at Balance Family Chiropractic will perform a consultation and examination to fully evaluate your body’s needs and abilities.
You don’t have to live your life with constant headaches and migraines. Call Balance Family today to increase your overall wellness and finally say goodbye to headaches!