Can Chiropractors Treat Headaches Effectively?
Many people are aware that chiropractors treat back pain but not everyone knows that they also provide effective headache treatment. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at how that treatment is conducted.
What Are the Main Causes of Headaches?
Headaches are relatively common occurrences for most people and there can be many reasons for this. Eye-strain, stimulants, stress, and dehydration are some of the main ones. Dehydration is a particular concern in the warm Georgian climate.
If you experience a lot of headaches or if you have a headache that does not go away, you should seek medical attention to get to the root cause of the problem.
A study published in 2014 found that neck pain can also cause headaches and chiropractic care has proven to be an effective and non-invasive treatment.
Muscle tension is a major contributor to neck pain, and in today’s world, it’s common to spend long hours sitting in the same position. People who work with computers are particularly vulnerable, but so are drivers, gamers, and call center workers.
What Is the Appropriate Chiropractic Treatment for Headaches?
At Homer Family Chiropractor our Doctor of Chiropractic, Dr. K. Anthony Merati, DC, NRCME, is experienced in treating headaches, lower back pain, and other conditions.
For headaches, depending on the cause of the pain, treatment may include spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to ease the stress on your spine and neck. Chiropractors are specifically trained to understand how the parts of the spine and body interact with each other.
Your chiropractor will also offer practical advice and education about posture, work postures or ergonomics, relaxation techniques, and exercise to ease tension.
Chiropractic headache treatment may also include nutritional information and dietary recommendations.
What Can You Do to Prevent Headaches Caused by Muscle Tension?
The American Chiropractic Association has provided some guidelines that will reduce your risk of headaches caused by neck pain. These include:
- Take a break from the computer every 30 to 60 minutes. Perform stretches for your neck and shoulders.
- Low-impact exercise can help such as low-impact aerobics or walking. Avoid high-impact exercises, however.
- Avoid clenching your teeth. This often occurs due to stress so practice relaxation techniques to avoid teeth-clenching.
- Stay hydrated. Drink at least 8 full glasses of water each day. Drink more if you are exercising or are particularly active.
Chiropractor’s Offer Natural Headache Treatments
One of the major benefits of treating recurring headaches with chiropractic care is that chemical pain-relief is not needed.
Book your appointment at Homer Family Chiropractor and solve the problem of persistent headaches.