I had quite a few patients come into the office with headaches this week. Fortunately, they know that chiropractic can help them. In fact, at least 4 of my patients had their headaches COMPLETELY DISAPPEAR by the time they left the office.
How does Chiropractic help Headaches?
Many times when a patient comes in with a headache, they have one or more misalignments or "subluxations" in their neck and upper back. This misalignment causes abnormal pressure on the nerves that come out from the spinal cord and pass through the spaces between the vertebra (bones in the neck) to the organs, muscles, ligaments, and tendons of the body.
This abnormal pressure eventually results in neck pain, headaches, and even migraine headaches which can be debilitating and at their most severe have symptoms of light and sound sensitivity, nausea, and vomiting.
Chiropractic adjustments realign the bones in the neck, taking pressure off the nerves, which decreases pain and naturally returns the nervous system to it's optimum health.
Most patients with headaches will need a series of adjustments depending on several factors:
-severity of symptoms
-frequency of headaches
-your water intake (dehydration can trigger headaches!)
-your diet! (fast food and junk food can trigger headaches too!)
-blood sugar levels...if these are not under control, patients may have more headaches
The frequency of your care will be determined after your consultation and exam if you are a new patient, or it will be discussed at the time of treatment if you are an established patient.
Either way, don't suffer!
Get adjusted and feel better NOW!
Have a great evening!
Dr. Kristine Baker