Reducing and Eliminating Headaches
Relief of Headaches with Chiropractic Care.
Let me start this article with the bottom line first. If you suffer with headaches and have not had a chiropractic evaluation of your neck and spine then get one. Chiropractic care has been proven to be a safe and effective treatment to reduce and even eliminate headaches.
You don’t get headaches just because you are unlucky. There are physical, chemical and/or emotional components to every headache. There are dozens of causes and types of headaches, but by far the most common causes are problems related to the spine and neck. At a symposium I attended on headaches, virtually every speaker reported their opinion that 70% to 90% of all headaches are cervicogenic in nature, that is caused by or stem from the neck. The panel of experts included orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, ophthalmologists, dentists and chiropractors.
The key to the long term, high success rates in treating headaches is because Chiropractic care uses a multidimensional approach that addresses the most common causes of headaches. As a Doctor of Chiropractic I will employ a combination of the following actions:
► Perform chiropractic adjustments (manual spinal treatment) to improve physical function of the vertebral motor unit.
►Perform deep tissue release techniques to reduce old scar tissue adhesions and inflammation of the soft tissues (muscles, ligaments, tendons and fascia)
►Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet away from inflammatory foods and inclusion of whole healthy foods as well as vitamin and mineral supplementation. Also, under the nutritional banner we can provide guidance on an effective body detoxification program.
►Lastly, we offer education on posture, ergonomics, strengthening and flexibility exercises and relaxation techniques.
Chiropractic care has a better safety record than any drug (including baby aspirin). It is one of the most effective forms of treatment that, in many cases, not only provides symptomatic relief but removes the causes of the headaches resulting in a greatly improved quality of life.
Chiropractic evaluations are comfortable, inexpensive and should be at the top of every headaches sufferer’s list of things to get done first!
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