A better solution for recurring headaches

Posted on: 7 September 2017

Probably every grownup has experienced a headache problem at some point in their life. Some are frequent, some are sporadic, some are dreary and excruciating, and some lead to unbearable pain and nausea. When suffering from an excruciating headache, what do you do? Do you lie down? Grit your teeth and proceed with your work? Take a pill and expect the pounding to go away? Well, there's a better solution. According to chiropractors, spinal manipulative therapy is an effective form of treatment for tension headaches and those that stem from the neck.

Headache triggers

There are multiple causes for headaches. Some include environmental stimuli such as stress, lights, noises, foods, and behaviours such as sleeplessness, too much exercise, and blood sugar fluctuations. A small number of all headaches are signs of underlying physical problems. On the other hand, a majority of headaches fall under primary headaches, and these include migraine, cluster, or tension headaches. Primary headaches are not as a result of disease, but the headache itself is the actual problem.

A large number of primary headaches are caused by muscle strain in the neck. These days, Australians engage in more deskbound activities than previously, and many hours are spent in a single fixed position.  In effect, this leads to further joint irritation as well as muscle strain in the neck, spine, and scalp, resulting in a pounding headache.

Spinal manipulation

Spinal manipulation results in almost instant improvement for headaches that stem from the neck. Moreover, this treatment solution has considerably fewer side effects and lasting relief for those suffering from tension-type headaches compared to when using a prescribed pill.

What can a chiropractor do?

If you are a victim of a primary headache, your doctor of chiropractic can do any of the following:

  • Carry pout chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulative therapy to enhance spinal function as well as ease the stress and tension on your body.
  • Offer nutritional advice, advising on the need to change your diet and probably incorporate B complex vitamins in your diet.
  • Provide advice on work postures, exercise as well as relaxation methods. With this advice, you should experience faster relief from the frequent joint irritation and strain in the neck muscles.

In conclusion, chiropractors are subjected through wide-ranging training to assist their patients in several ways and not only back pain. They are aware of how tension in the back is related to problems in other body parts, and can adopt the necessary steps to alleviate those problems.