Headaches can be some of the most debilitating symptoms that we have to deal with. Did you know that Nine out often Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea these are known as migraines. Also did you know you should only get around 2-3 headaches a YEAR, not week or month but in 1 year.
Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental triggers; noises, lights, stress, etc. and/or behaviors (insomnia, excessive exercise, blood sugar changes, etc.). About 5 percent of all headaches are warning signals caused by
Ninety-five percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease. The headache itself is the primary concern.The majority of primary headaches are associated
with muscle tension in the neck, especially located at the suboccipital triangle.
Americans engage in more sedentary activities than they used to, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture. This can
increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.
Chiropractic care can be a great way to manage and relieve swelling and discomfort caused by headaches. Routine chiropractic care provides patients with headaches, non-invasive, non-addictive alternative help manage discomfort and swelling.
Chiropractors deliver a gentle joint manipulation known as a chiropractic adjustment. Chiropractic adjustments reduce joint restrictions or misalignments in the spine and other joints in the body in an effort to reduce inflammation and improve function of both the affected joint and nervous system. By increasing joint mobility and improving your nervous system function and spinal health, your body has the ability to better manage symptoms caused by headaches.
Below are what some of the chiropractic adjustments can provide patients with headaches:
- Reduced pain and discomfort
- Decreased inflammation
- Improved range of motion
- Improved flexibility
- Increased muscle tone and strength
Using the Chiropractic Technique that is right for you Dr. Alex Paulk will get you moving as quickly as possible.