If you suffer from headaches, it might be comforting to know that you’re not alone. Approximately 90 percent of American adults suffer from headaches, too. Of course, the intensity and duration of headaches differ for everyone—some people struggle with incessant dull pain, while others may bear rather infrequent, yet debilitating headaches or migraines, and others will fall somewhere else on the spectrum completely.
Fortunately, there is scientifically-proven relief—far beyond self-medicating with painkillers and hoping for the best. Chiropractic treatment and spinal manipulation are a viable choice for headache sufferers, particularly for those who struggle with migraines, headache pain that comes from the neck, and also tension headaches.
Only a mere fraction of headaches—about 5 percent—are the result of an illness or other physical ailments or conditions. The rest are all isolated headaches — meaning the headache is the primary issue. These primary headaches include migraines, tension headaches, and cluster headaches.
Primary headaches tend to develop when there’s excessive tension on the muscles in the neck. This tension is often caused by the sedentary postures many of us engage in for prolonged periods of time on a daily basis. The tension caused by this physical stress is directly related to the primary headaches you’re experiencing.
The spinal manipulation and adjustment techniques used by your chiropractor at ChiroPro are designed to relieve your headaches in a couple of ways. By making adjustments to your spine, its functioning will improve, thus taking away undue stress on your body that comes as a result of an imbalance. Chiropractic adjustments balance the spine and take the pressure off the nerves allowing the body to heal and function the way it was designed.
Your chiropractor will also work with you on some techniques you can employ on your own to keep your spine in good health. This will include exercises and relaxation methods along with some ways to improve your postures and ergonomics. We often provide dietary advice, as well.
The advice given by our chiropractors will be helpful in keeping the irritating tension in your upper back and neck at bay.
Our experts at ChiroPro are well-versed in the science of chiropractic care and possess a deep understanding of the connection between the nervous system and the health of the entire body.