Chiropractic care can help alleviate and treat your headaches. It is a natural steadfast treatment that will address and treat the source of your headache and not simply masks the pain, as taking pain medications often do.
A vast majority of headaches actually start in the neck and can be brought on by a number of things. Something as simple as bad posture can create a tremendous amount of tension in your neck resulting in painful tension headaches. If you have suffered any trauma such as a car accident, or a sports-related injury, you may be suffering from headaches as a result.
The soft tissues, ligaments, and muscles in your neck have increased tension, brought on by bad posture or any trauma to your body, which then creates an unevenness in the distribution of tension throughout your neck. The vertebras in your neck are meant to distribute tension and weight evenly throughout your body. When this is disturbed, certain vertebras are compressed causing nerves to be pinched, and headaches to be created.
This tension commonly manifests itself in the head and creates throbbing or a dull ache in the temples or back of the head/neck. When an expert chiropractor is able to get in and work with some of the muscles in the neck it leads to the restoration of the correct tension distribution, and range of motion. This adjustment takes the tension off the neck muscles along with the neck ligaments, which will reduce or even eliminate the headaches.
One of the many benefits of chiropractic care is it treats the source of pain through the natural method. If you are like many who suffer from headaches you may take over the counter medications such as ibuprofen to help with the pain that headaches cause. Although this may be convenient it can prove to be a dangerous habit. It simply masks the pain, and your pain will inevitably return, which can lead to overuse.
Overuse can lead your body to become dependent upon these drugs, which can be extremely detrimental to the health of your body. The overuse of headache medications can cause damage to your organs such as your kidneys, or liver. In severe cases, bleeding ulcers or even organ failure can occur due to the overuse of headache medication.
Risks of not properly treating your headaches are not limited to the health of your body, but also your mind. Living with constant headache pain can cause a massive amount of mental stress. It can lead to depression as you may isolate yourself, or not partake in social activities due to your headaches.
An assessment with a professional chiropractor will not only alleviate or potentially end your struggle with headaches but also give you the ability to fully enjoy life without the mental anguish that living with pain brings.