Chiropractic is the #1 headache reliever.
Causes of Headaches
Posture – Today, so many people spend hours in one fixed position or posture, whether at a desk, a workstation, or in a vehicle. If this is you, this can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in your neck, upper back and shoulders, causing your tension headache.
Neck Pain & Headache
Neck pain and headache can floor the toughest of human beings. Oddly, it’s at the extremities of the body where pain is felt with the greatest intensity – the feet, the hands and the neck and head. Those parts of us that are most vitally in contact with the environment have the most sensory receptors. Some 80% of headaches originate in the structures of the neck.
If you spend a large amount of time in one fixed position, such as in front of a computer, on a sewing machine, typing or reading, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour. The stretches should take your head and neck through a comfortable range of motion.
If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.
Chiropractic therapy has been a proven method for individuals seeking an alternative for migraine treatment. Research has shown that in the case of tension and migraine headaches, manipulative therapy can be as effective, if not more effective, as preventative medications in helping to keep off the onset of migraines.