Help with HeadachesSeptember 24, 2013 • By Marah Harrington
Headaches Can Be Debilitating
Getting a chiropractic adjustment isn’t just for back pain. You might not think your back is related to that headache you’ve been getting over and over, but many issues we experience throughout our bodies relate to tension and misalignment of the spine—headaches included. It is estimated that 9 out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. And yet, we are told that headaches are not normal. So what’s the deal? East End Chiropractic can help you by discussing a treatment plan to relieve recurring headaches.
How do we get headaches? The spine protects our nervous system, which communicates sensations to the brain. When our spinal motion and alignment is off, this puts tension on the nerves, resulting in a headache. There are many other things that affect our bodies and can create headaches, such as foods, environment, and physical activity. Americans often sit in one position for long periods of time (such as sitting in an office chair) and this causes spinal tension and alignment issues.
What kinds of headaches are there?
Migraine. The ‘mother’ of all headaches, this type is often accompanied by nausea, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and intense pain that can leave you bedridden even after taking maximum doses of pain medication.
Pain in the neck. A cervicogenic headache is just that—pain that originates from tension in the neck. These headaches usually are felt on the side of the head.
Tension is the modern American’s middle name, and it comes with headaches that can feel like your head is gripped in a vice. These can also originate from tension in the neck.
The National Institute of Health has concluded that chiropractic care is effective in the treatment of headaches. While chiropractic care offers immediate relief from your headache symptoms, ongoing treatment may be beneficial in keeping your spine moving correctly to prevent recurring issues. We can also discuss ways to improve your lifestyle that will benefit your overall health and well-being.
Contact us today at 615-650-6533 to schedule an appointment.