How Chiropractic Care Can Help Treat Your Chronic Headaches

Many people overlook the possibility of going to a chiropractor for headache pain. Many headache and migraine sufferers face years of debilitating pain, but instead of naturally treating them, they turn to drugs to relieve the pain. If you have a headache you are not alone. Nine out of ten Americans have had some kind of headache pain. This could be occasional, frequent, or chronic with high levels of pain and nausea.

What causes headaches pain?

Headaches can be caused from basically anything. This includes triggers such as stress, toxic fumes, noise, lights, certain foods, preservatives, alcohol, insomnia and medications. Keep a journal to identify any triggers that you have to pinpoint causes of your headaches.

One frequent cause that many sufferers overlook is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and back. If the spinal nerve is irritated this can result in a headache. Chiropractic care can provide relief.

How can Chiropractic Care help with relief?

With spinal manipulation therapy, headaches can be improved with few side effects. A report by Duke University Evidence-based Practice Center in Durham, NC found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement in pain for headaches with pain originating in the neck.

Chiropractors at Petett will also recommend specific diets, good posture, and exercise in addition to frequent adjustments to prevent headaches.

What else can people do to prevent headaches?

Make sure to take breaks if you spend a large amount of time in one position such as in front of a computer to stretch your head and neck. Drink a lot of water each day to avoid headaches that are caused by dehydration.

Participating in low impact exercise could help relieve primary headache pain. Another important thing is to avoid teeth clenching because this results in stress on the TMJ which can cause tension headaches.