People who suffer from headaches on a more than occasional basis can tell you that they usually happen when they’re tense or stressed out. All kinds of people have all kinds of headaches. Sometimes the pain will be behind the eyes, or radiating down the back of the head.
What a lot of people don’t know is that chiropractic adjustment can help. Manipulation and adjustment which gets to the heart of your headache problem is something I really enjoy doing. People are so surprised by the relief they get with chiropractic, it’s always gratifying to see.
As a matter of fact, it kind of makes my day! That’s especially true when the headache sufferer is a skeptic and trying me as a last resort. There’s nothing quite like the element of chiropractic surprise.
Tension headaches and chiropractic.
Headaches arising from tension can generally be addressed via the manipulation of the cervical vertebrae in the neck. There is rather a lot of empirical evidence that bears this out, so you needn’t take my word for it.
For example, in 2001 researchers at Duke University drew a direct line between chiropractic manipulation and headache relief. Headaches originating in the neck improved almost immediately with the application of chiropractic care.
Regular chiropractic care can and does help with headaches. Another great thing about chiropractic for headaches is that it precludes the need for drug therapy. I’ve seen so many patients who’ve been taking medication for headaches for years. They’re unwell and tired of the effects of these medications.
For patients like these, chiropractic offers liberation from years of prescription drug use, which can cause addiction, harm to internal organs and to cognitive function.
Chiropractic for migraines.
Migraine headaches are a serious affliction which can disable people who suffer from them for days at a time. Many patients describe their lives with migraines as living in fear of the next episode. For some, the only relief before chiropractic was a dark room and lying in complete silence.
That’s no way to live. With chiropractic care for migraines, your chiropractor will also talk to you about food and lifestyle triggers which might be exacerbating the problem. Partnering with a chiropractor, migraine sufferers can find a way forward to a better, healthier life by eliminating trigger foods and behaviors, in concert with chiropractic manipulation.
No matter what type of headaches you suffer from, it’s important that you sit down with your chiropractor before proceeding with treatment to discern the best way forward in your case. Everyone’s different and that means that different approaches will be used to relieve the pain.
Chiropractic at Back & Body Medical.
At Back & Body Medical, we’re a team of multi-disciplinarian clinicians, practicing under the rubrics of chiropractic, acupuncture, sports medicine and physical therapy.
Our goal is the relief of pain. We partner with all our patients to assemble programs of care which are personalized, comprehensive and effective.
Contact us to schedule a consultation if you’re suffering from headaches and seeking a new way forward.