Everyone gets a headache once in a while, but there are others who suffer from headaches that won’t go away. It’s easy to run to the medicine and pop a few pills, and yes, you’ll get relief, but the underlying problem still exists, and the medicine is just masking the problem, not solving it.
A physician will sometimes prescribe strong medicine than the over-the-counter remedies, but these strong drugs can have negative effects to your overall health when their use is long term. That’s why it’s becoming more common for people to seek help from alternative medical providers, which is safer, and can produce long lasting results when treating headaches. One such method is chiropractic.
Headaches come in all shapes and sizes, and can be caused from many different things. The most common headaches are caused by vascular constriction, muscle tension, or congestion of the sinuses.
Headache pain can affect your whole body and the sooner you treat the problem rather than the symptom, the better off you’ll be.
Chiropractic CAN help headaches!
The most common headaches presented by a chiropractic patient are migraines, tension headaches, and headaches caused by pain that is referred from a bone, nerve, or muscle. This has a long name – cervicogenic headaches, but it isn’t as scary as it sounds.
Of course, stress plays a major role in many of the causes of the different types of headaches. Our stress leads to muscle tightness, and eventually, it becomes a “habit” that our body has a hard time breaking free from. Chiropractic adjustments can help to retrain your body to relax those muscles, and provide a realigning of the spine that will provide a more permanent relief that popping pills. Regular adjustments help the offending nerves to be less irritated.
For the vascular headache (migraines, for instance), chiropractic care will improve blood flow and offer a natural solution to a vicious cycle of pain that leaves most victims almost incapacitated for periods of time.
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1211 48th Avenue North Myrtle Beach, SC 295777
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