One of the most common reasons why people seek medical treatment is for headaches. There are over 200 million work days that are lost every year and over 20 billion dollars lost in productivity due to headaches. There are many different types and causes of headaches, and some individuals suffer with bad headaches everyday. It does not matter whether it is a migraine or a sinus infection; you want the pain to end quickly. Fortunately, chiropractic care may be able to provide patients relief.
Pain Medications for Headaches
As patients seek relief from the debilitating pain of chronic headache, pharmaceutical companies have designed their own “cure” for pain relief. Unfortunately, these medications only cover the symptoms by numbing the nervous system. The brain does not register the pain. Hence, the patient believes the headache is cured. Although convenient, these dangerous and temporary fixes can cause adverse reactions such as kidney and liver disease. They also do not address what is causing the headaches.
What Are The Causes Of Headaches?
A headache is a very common condition in those with chiropractic issues. One cause for headaches may be instability in the spinal bones located in the neck. These bones support the head, and when the bones don’t support the head properly, the person may experience headaches. It can also affect the blood supply, muscles and nerves that travel from the body to the head.
Research has shown that chiropractors can effectively treat many different types of headaches with chiropractic care. Even some of the most severe headaches can be relieved when jaw issues and subluxations are corrected.
Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches
The first thing that a chiropractor will do is make a diagnosis based on a patient’s medical history and medical tests. The doctor will then locate the areas in the spine that are not moving as they should. They will inspect the curve of the spine, as well as a patient’s posture. In addition, chiropractors are able to notice rare signs and symptoms that may require medical attention quickly.
Chiropractic care will consist of several chiropractic adjustment treatments. These adjustments will restore the essential curves in the spine, improve circulation and restore spinal function.
If you are suffering with bad headaches everyday, do not use dangerous drugs that only mask the symptoms. Schedule an appointment with a chiropractor.
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