Can a chiropractor help my headaches?
Recent studies estimate that nine out of ten Americans will suffer from headache pain at some point, putting pain medication sales through the roof. Headaches vary greatly from person to person. Some headaches are debilitating (ie: migraines), keeping the sufferer from work and leisure activities. Although painkillers are usually the first resort for those suffering from a headache, a chiropractor can help lessen the incidence and severity of headaches.
Most headaches are caused by tension in the muscles of the neck or misalignment (subluxation) of the neck. We, as Americans are involved in more sedentary activities than ever before, causing us to spend more time in one fixed position. This increases joint pain as well as muscle tension in the upper back, neck, scalp and surrounding regions ultimately resulting in headaches.
A study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics compared spinal manipulation to medication in the treatment of tension headaches. The study found spinal manipulation to be more effective and longer lasting.
Our highly trained staff here at Delaware Injury Care can perform a thorough examination to identify the cause of your headaches, neck pain, shoulder pain or upper back pain. Depending on your specific circumstances, he or she may then perform a chiropractic adjustment to take the pressure off of irritated nerves, easing headache pain. Your chiropractor may also offer recommendations on diet, exercise and ergonomics, along with proper posture and relaxation techniques to keep neck tension to a minimum. So stop suffering needlessly and call now to make your appointment!
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