So often, people think of a chiropractor for back pain and injuries. They are unaware of the other health benefits of regular chiropractic care. In fact, when someone struggles with frequent headaches, they’re much more likely to turn to prescriptions and over-the-counter remedies (which can backfire and lead to side effects) than to a more natural option that may be more effective.
When you understand the cause of headaches, it makes more sense. It’s estimated that 95% of all headaches originate or stem from neck tension. Whether they’re classified as cluster headaches, migraine headaches or tension headaches, the neck is generally the route cause.
Using spinal adjustment techniques, skilled chiropractors are able to help realign the spinal column of headache sufferers (and those with other aches and pains), alleviating swelling and tension placed on the discs of the spine. Furthermore, a chiropractor may be able to suggest other lifestyle changes to provide long-term headache relief.
In addition to chiropractic care, there are other ways to decrease headache frequency including:
- Taking a break from the computer desk every 30 minutes to an hour in order to stretch and walk around.
- Taking part in low-impact exercise on a regular basis.
- Drinking a minimum of eight 8-ounce glasses of water on a daily basis.
If you or a loved one suffers from regular headaches, there may be relief in sight. Contact Dr. Scott LeVan at LeVan Chiropractic today to learn more. We look forward to working with you for a more healthy tomorrow.