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Chiropractic - Treatment For Headaches

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

If you think headaches are normal well it’s not. Everybody experiences occasional headaches and the usual treatment is by taking over the counter drugs. It can relieve temporary pain but without knowing, it might have bad effects if taken without a doctors prescription. For severe cases, it needs a higher dosage of medicines. Getting used to drugs is not good, it can cause side effects in the future and can lead to other complications which are harder to treat. With this, people are in search for effective solution using alternative and natural treatment which is much safer such as Chiropractic. 

Types of Headaches

Chiropractors often  found these types of headaches in their patients, these are migraine headaches, tension headaches, and cervinogenic headache (from the neck). Before treating the said condition, it is necessary to understand what causes it. Headaches are caused by tension of the muscles, sinus congestion and changes by vascular constriction. Here’s a description of each type of headache.

Tension Headaches

Negative emotions or reactions like stress, anger, and fright  causes the body to respond with increased muscle tension on several  parts of our body including the head, neck and shoulders. The way a person responds to stress is called flight response, and if it becomes too often, expect the tension in muscles to happen. This is where chiropractors are  good at. They will relax the tight muscles and realign the spine. As the muscles are relaxed, drastic improvement can be expected.

Headaches can make a person irritable, uncomfortable which causes an individual to stop working and take a break even for a while. This can  be very disturbing especially if you are the type of person who is always on the go. Chiropractic is best for headaches centered around the muscle tension and changes in vascular flow. 

Migraine Headaches

This is not just your ordinary headache. The level of pain is much higher than a normal headache. Often triggered by hormonal changes, smell, variety of smells, food and even weather. Symptoms manifests through vomiting, visual aura or experiencing a halo effect. Taking pain relievers seems to be the quick solution to ease the pain but being used to drugs may cause complications in the future. As a result, people tend to search for alternative treatments which is safer.

 CervinogenicHeadache

This is a form of headache wherein the pain is caused by another pain that starts from the part of the neck mainly the bones, nerves and muscles surrounding that area.  As of today, Chiropractors are becoming popular especially to those who suffer from these symptoms. Chiropractors treats and specializes in this field. They apply chiropractic adjustments to decrease the nerve irritation in the spine that prevents radiation which helps in improving the vascular flow. Every individual experiences different levels of pain. There must be an assessment conducted before treating the patient. For immediate improvement, a chiropractor requires exercises like stretching, and  good posture.


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