Headaches can be quite miserable. There are a seemingly infinite number of ways they can show up. You can get sinus headaches, tension headaches, migraines, cluster headaches, headaches caused by dehydration or being over or under caffeinated. Many of these headaches respond very well to chiropractic care. You don’t have to live with headaches! I’ve even worked with people to eliminate their headaches by a simple modification in lifestyle attention.
Tension headaches are usually the result of stress that has settled into the upper shoulders or scapular areas and then pulls up into the neck and over the head. It can feel like the head is being squeezed at the temples. Getting adjusted can alleviate that tension, allowing the muscles and joints in the neck, upper shoulders and back to function appropriately, relieving pain and restoring mobility.
Migraine headaches are vascular in origin, meaning they are the result of improper blood flow either up into the head or leaving it. In either case, gentle adjustments can restore the proper flow of blood and can often head off migraines before they actually become a problem. Migraines can be really debilitating, often requiring complete sequestering with an absence of light and sound before they resolve. Certain smells can even set them off, like the famous aroma here in Tacoma. Chiropractic can reduce the frequency of these headaches and in some cases eliminate them entirely!
Remember that headaches are not there because there is an absence of ibuprofen or acetaminophen in your blood stream. They are there for a reason. Getting adjusted addresses many of the reasons and the causes that create your headache. Schedule an appointment today.
Note: some headaches are a sign of a serious issue, like a stroke. If you’re having a severe headache, especially if accompanied by weakness in the face or arm, or difficulty talking, see an emergency medical practitioner immediately.