Headaches are so common that most people think having a headache is normal. Some estimate that 25% of the population has a headache right now! However, headaches should not be ignored, as they are often a sign that something is wrong.
Common causes include: stress, toxic fumes, noises, foods, preservatives, and alcohol. But a very frequent cause that is often overlooked is the malfunction of spinal bones in the upper back and neck. Headaches can be the result of spinal nerves and tissues being stretched or irritated. Many find relief through chiropractic care.
Researchers have found that spinal adjustments can result in immediate improvement for headaches that originate in the neck. Patients who received spinal manipulative therapy experienced fewer side effects and longer relief than those patients who were prescribed medication.
The doctors at Petett Chiropractic help relieve headaches through adjustments and advice on nutrition, posture, and exercise. Schedule a consultation with our Renton chiropractors to learn about chiropractic as an alternative treatment for headaches!