A headache is pain in any region of the head. Headaches may occur on one or both sides of the head, be isolated to a certain location, radiate across the head from one point, or have a vise-like quality. A headache may be a sharp pain, throbbing sensation or dull ache. Headaches may appear gradually or suddenly, and they may last less than an hour or for several days. Most americans experience headaches on a regular basis and attribute them to stress, diet, hormones, etc. The common approach to treating headaches is to take aspirin or some sort of medication that either reduces the headache, or temporarily alleviates it. The biggest problem with this is the medication does not address the cause of the headache and it does not fix anything to prevent future headaches. Your chiropractor will take a different approach to addressing your headaches. First, and foremost, we will try to determine the cause of the headaches.
If stress is the cause, then what can you do to reduce the stress? What kind of stress are you suffering from (physical, emotional, chemical)? Common physical stresses are poor posture, repetative job duties, jaw pain, tight/stiff neck, etc. All of your physical stresses can be addressed and treated by your chiropractor. A gentle "adjustment" to the neck and relaxing the supporting soft tissue structures can usually eliminate a headache before you even leave the office. Then addressing the cause of the stress and finding ways to avoid the causing factor can eliminate headaches in the future.
Headaches are very common in women who are pregnant or post-partum. Chiropractic "adjustments" and treatment are safe and effective for treating expecting mothers too. If you are pregnant, then you know that when you get a headache your hands are tied. On one hand you don't want to take medication that might go to your baby and on the other hand you don't want to suffer from the throbbing headaches. What if you could get the relief and not take the medication? Call us today at 428-BACK!I'm a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.