If you suffer from headaches, a chiropractic spinal check-up is one of the best things you can do. Chiropractic’s safe, gentle, and drugless methods have helped many headache and migraine sufferers over the years.
Chiropractors specialize in examining the spine and finding joint dysfunctions we call vertebral subluxations. Headaches are one of the many ailments that can respond quickly once these subluxations are identified and treated.
Countless causes of headache have been identified, including strong smells, intense lights, ear, eye, or vision problems, fevers, alcohol, foods, and the list goes on. The most common type is the tension headache. Some studies attribute up to 90% of all headaches to muscle tension.
When our muscles are tense they compress other vital structures in the body, most commonly blood vessels and nerves. When these are compressed the brain sends out a message of pain so that we know there is a problem that needs to be fixed.
Chiropractic has proven to be one of the most successful treatments for these tension type headaches by addressing spinal distortions in the neck that cause the muscles to work harder than they are supposed to during their normal daily tasks.