What causes headaches?
Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints; Most people experience them at some point in their life. More people complain about headaches than any other medical ailment. There are approximately 45 million Americans complaining of headaches each year. That works out to about one in every six people.
What can the Chiropractor do for you?
Your Doctor of Chiropractic is primarily concerned with helping correct any nerves, muscles and bones that are the source of your headache. The seven cervical vertebrae or spinal bones can become misaligned from excessive physical or emotional stress. This misalignment can irritate the nerve roots in the neck and may even cause minor constriction in some vessels that supply blood to the brain. This causes serve headaches and can lead to an over-reliance on pain medication. An adjustment can realign your back and put the correct muscles, nerves, bones back where they belong. Let the Chiropractor get you feeling great without medication!
Tips & Tricks:
- Apply an ice pack or cold compress to the affected area which may numb and help alleviate the pain.
- Apply heat to the shoulder and/or neck muscles to help relax the muscles.
- Gently massage the back of the neck periodically to help reduce stress and discomfort.
- Lie down to rest in a quiet atmosphere with 1 rolled up towel or small pillow supporting the neck without pushing the head forward.
- Drink lots of water!