Headaches are an extremely common disorder effecting a large portion of the population. There is nothing worse than experiencing a debilitating headache prior to a busy workday, before a weekend, or during any other time in our lives. While there are several different types of headaches, migraines and tension headaches are by far the most common. Great news is chiropractic care has been shown to help reduced the frequency, duration, and intensity of both types of headaches!
Determining triggers for headaches is an important first step for treatment. Common triggers for migraines include certain foods, lack of sleep, stress, and much more. While these triggers may also cause tension headaches, they are more commonly initiated due to muscle tension, poor posture, or a previous injury. Headaches are often multifaceted when it comes to their causes. Migraine and tension headaches can coincide or exist independently. Headaches may be related to certain medications, lifestyle changes, or serious pathology. My point here is that headaches may be caused by several factors regardless of the type.
If you are experiencing frequent headaches take a moment to ask yourself: Am I getting enough sleep?
Am I drinking enough water?
How has my diet been lately?
How is stress affecting my daily routine?
As mentioned above, chiropractic adjustments can be very helpful for treating headaches. A properly performed adjustment helps relax tight muscles, align the spinal column, improve blood flow, and so much more. Regardless of your situation, if you suffer from headaches and have been unable to find relief, I encourage you to give chiropractic care a chance. Often times a simple adjustment is all it takes to get back on track!