Headaches and the Chiropractic Lifestyle
A frequent and overlooked cause of headaches is the malfunction of spinal bones in the neck and upper back.
When bones of the spine lose their normal position or motion, sensitive
nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected. When spinal
nerves and related tissues are stretched or irritated, they can produce
throbbing headaches. Aspirin and medications may cover up these warning
signs, but do not correct the underlying structural cause.
Some estimates suggest 25% of the population has a headache right now!
A comprehensive U.S. study reported that 10 million Americans suffer
from moderate to severe disability from various forms of headaches.
Many people experience correction and relief through chiropractic care.
If a thorough examination reveals reduced range of motion, loss of
normal spinal curves, or mechanical restrictions, chiropractic care
should be considered. After a complete explanation, you’ll receive a
care program designed for your unique spinal problem.
Specific chiropractic adjustments can help correct spinal joint
dysfunction created by the various chemical, emotional and physical
stresses in our lives.
Many patients report headache relief. Others find that the correction
of their condition takes longer because their spinal problem has
existed undetected for many years. Every patient responds differently.
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Specific chiropractic adjustments can help correct mechanical
restrictions in the cervical spine that may be related to headache
Because headaches are so common, some people think that getting a headache is just a normal part of life!
Headaches are a sign that something’s wrong.
Stress, toxic fumes, certain foods, preservatives, and alcohol are common culprits.
Like a fever, some headaches are related to an underlying problem.
Chiropractors are experts in the care of the bones, nerves, muscles and
connective tissues that make up about 60% of your body. All of the
joints in your body are part of this musculo-skeletal system and its
optimal function is necessary for overall good health. Ask your Doctor
of Chiropractic for more information about a care program that may
include specific spinal adjustments, exercise recommendations,
nutritional advice or other conservative methods of care based on your
health history, age, current condition and lifestyle.
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