Headaches and Chiropractic
If you have frequent migraines or headaches, you are not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from severe migraines or headaches. Some are random, some are continual, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause intense pain and nausea.
What do you do when you endure a pounding headache or migraine? Do you grit your teeth and move on? Lay down? Take pain pills and hope that the head pain goes away? There is a better solution for your head pain.
Spinal manipulation – a fundamental form of care provided by chiropractic physicians – may be an adequate treatment opportunity for those tension migraines and headaches that emerge from your neck.
Headaches have numerous “triggers.” These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, etc.) and/or behaviors (insomnia, blood sugar changes, excessive exercise, etc.). About five percent of all headaches or migraines are warning signals caused by physical issues.
Ninety-five percent of headaches are primarily tension headaches, migraines, sinus headaches or cluster headaches. These types of headaches are not caused by disease. The headache itself is the main concern.
What a Chiropractic Physician Can Do
Our chiropractic physicians may do one or more of the following if you suffer from migraines or headaches:
- Execute spinal adjustments or manipulations to promote spinal function and relieve the tension on your system.
- Implement nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet and perhaps the addition of B complex vitamins.
- Offer guidance on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises, stretches and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to alleviate the recurring joint irritation and pressure in the muscles of your neck and upper back.
Regardless of the type or severity of your headaches, our Birmingham Health Star Clinic has the staff and facility to get you back on the track to optimal health. Contact our clinic today for your complete diagnostic exam and available treatment options.