How a Chiropractor Can Treat Chronic Headaches
We all know what it’s like to get a headache from time to time, but for those who suffer with migraines and other chronic forms of pain, it can seem like the headaches will never go away. The first thing most of us do is go find a pill to swallow and while it may give you short term relief, it isn’t really addressing the problem, or the cause of the problem. The medicine will most often just mask the issue. It can even make things worse. Conventional medical doctors will often prescribe stronger and stronger pills in an attempt to give the patient relief, but very few truly know how to get to the root of the problem, and would certainly not be suggesting that the patient see a chiropractor.
Alternative medicine has become increasingly popular as the public’s awareness of it has increased. Education has helped a lot, and chiropractors have certainly had their say in all this. The fact is that chiropractors can do more to relieve chronic headaches than almost any medicine. As chiropractors, we believe that drugs can sometimes actually make the problem worse; and at best, they can have a negative effect on your overall health. Certainly, addiction is a growing concern in our society and it’s a huge problem. Among many of the wonderful benefits of chiropractic care, people can’t “abuse” it by becoming addicted to it, although you might get addicted in a good kind of way once you realize how good it makes you feel!
Headaches and Chiropractors = Relief
Headaches are most often caused by stress or tension, sinus problems, and vascular constriction, which can cause migraines. There is also what is called cervicogenic headaches, which is just a fancy word for headaches that are caused from referred pain from a bone, muscle or nerve. Stress is a huge source of headaches since it causes tightness and tension around the eyes and in the neck. We are more stressed and over-worked than ever before, and our bodies can get so used to creating stress and tension headaches, that we don’t “break the habit” of them and therefore, we don’t heal ourselves as well as we should be able to.
Chiropractors are specially trained to help your spine stay aligned to keep pressure off the nerves and joints that could cause pain in other parts of your body. Chiropractic adjustments help the body to relax as it heals itself and the overall health of a person is greatly improved under chiropractic care. Your immune system and your entire central nervous system will function at peak performance, and this means that you will not only get relief from headaches, but you will also be able to fight off sickness and disease far better than you would otherwise. Chiropractors will tell you that your blood flow will be increased, along with your oxygen to your blood and this will serve to detoxify your body of sickness, as well as tension and stress, which can make you sick. Headaches are almost always a symptom of other stress factors and can be treated quite successfully with regular visits to your chiropractor.
Drugs of any kind can have toxic side effects by their very nature, and if you are forced to use certain prescription drugs to treat problems you may have, you should use chiropractic care to help your body detoxify from the effects of those drugs. This will help you heal and get the benefit of the medicine, but the purifying benefits from keeping your spine aligned properly. If you suffer from regular headaches, please call the office at 502-245-9999 to see how we can help you!