Looking for a Headache Remedy?
Before looking for a headache cure, you should know the source of the headache. Spinal manipulations have proved to decrease the severity and frequency of headaches, because they generally are due to a misaligned spine. Poor posture or bodily injury can force your back out of place and stress the nerves. These nerves can send painful impulses to the muscle groups that surround the neck and caused a headache. The spinal manipulations straighten your spine and relax the muscles.
There are several types of headaches; inclusive of tension, migraine and cervicogenic. Most people experience the tension headache, consisting of moderate pain on both sides of the head. It is often described as a force that is squeezing your head causing the discomfort. Migraines tend to be more intense and are usually described as a throbbing pain. Often times a migraine can caused nausea, loss of appetite, and in some cases vision troubles. If you get migraine headaches often, keep a record of the food you eat daily. You might notice that your headaches are caused due to specific foods. The cervicogenic headache is related to the spine and is the caused of most tension type headaches.
Only some headaches are caused by spinal misalignments but you should consult your chiropractor before you begin any treatments. Sometimes caffeine, not enough nutrients, stress, allergies, menstruation, or poor sleep habits can caused headaches. In most cases of reoccurring headaches the location of the pain is able to clue you into a more severe ailment. A headache located above your right eye could indicate a liver problem. Pain at the top of your head could indicate a kidney ailment or hypertension. If you experience pain at the back of the neck, high stress levels probably caused the headache.
Your chiropractor will conduct physical, orthopedic and neurological tests to reveal the health of your spine. A palpation test can check for irregularities in the spine that may be the cause of your headaches. Occasionally an x-ray is necessary. Your chiropractor may consult with additional medical health experts if the test findings dictate further exams.
Looking for a Headache Remedy?Chiropractors do not administer medications or recommend surgery (rarely a treatment for headaches), but instead have had great success relieving the pain connected with headaches. Using aspirin every day as a headache remedy will lead to higher doses and even more severe headaches as time passes by. The medication taken for today’s headache could give you one tomorrow and the days after. Chiropractic has actually been extremely successful in dealing with cervicogenic headaches. A chiropractor’s ability to align spinal abnormalities minimizes the forces contributing to headache pain. Other hands-on practices such as massage and heat therapy could be a valuable headache remedy.
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