Chronic headaches are not uncommon and occur more in women than men. There are many causes of headaches and medical experts consider them chronic when they occur several times a week for three months or more. It is important a person rules out any serious health concerns to ensure their headaches are not stemming from an undiagnosed medical condition. Sometimes, chronic headaches are caused by subluxations in the cervical vertebrae. With the help of a chiropractor, individuals can overcome their chronic headaches and live a more normal life.
When a person comes in for a chiropractic consultation, their health will first be evaluated. The doctor will carefully review their health history and determine their symptoms and how they may be related. They will also conduct a thorough examination and certain types of testing. The doctor will work to determine the cause of the headache, to see if the musculoskeletal system may be to blame.
If the spine is out of its natural alignment, this can lead to chronic pain in the back, shoulders, neck, and head. Thankfully, the doctor can safely and easily move the vertebrae back into their natural positions but a person will then need to receive ongoing treatment to ensure their soft tissues heal and become stronger so subluxations will stop occurring so frequently. A person will also need to make certain lifestyle changes, such as improving their posture and conducting exercises.
Subluxations in the cervical spine can occur because of improper posture and sitting position. Chronic stress also plays a role because it can cause an over tightening of the muscles which pulls the vertebrae out of their natural alignment. With chiropractic treatments, individuals can overcome their headaches and improve their overall health.
If you are suffering from headaches that are causing you to miss out on doing the things you love, there is hope. Chiropractic treatments can help you with your pain, without you having to rely on risky pain medications that can cause a myriad of nasty side-effects. If you would like relief for your pain, call the office today and schedule your consultation appointment so you can learn if chiropractic can help you.