Headaches are extremely common and statistics show that 9 out of 10 people suffer from headaches at some point in their life. However, for a large amount of people, headaches are much more frequent and can severely affect their quality of life. If you are suffering from a headache, whether it’s a sinus headache, tension headache or migraine, your only thoughts are to make it stop hurting. Your first instinct is to probably reach for an Advil, Tylenol or other similar medication, but the truth is when you take that pill, you are only masking the symptoms, not treating the cause, and the odds are that headache will be back. Along with masking the symptoms, taking frequent pain medication can be dangerous and even more detrimental to your health. Studies show that even taking just a little too much Acetaminophen over time increases your risk of dying and can severely damage your liver. Some studies have shown that taking too much pain medication can triple your chances of having a stroke.
Why Am I Getting Headaches
If you get frequent headaches, it’s important to take it as a warning sign. It’s your bodies way of telling you that something is wrong. Headaches have many causes, and some headaches are caused by triggers in your environment, which can include certain foods, not getting enough sleep, stress or high blood pressure, but most frequently, headaches are caused by muscle tension in our bodies, specifically our neck and are attributed to irritation of the nerve and blood vessels. Sitting too long and staring at your computer screen, driving for too long and bad posture (text neck) while looking at your cell phone, are all examples of sedentary activities that put too much tension on your neck causing pain.
How Can Chiropractic Help
Chiropractors treat headaches on a daily basis and are trained extensively to look for areas of the spine where the joints may be out of alignment and causing irritation. They also look for areas in your neck that aren’t supporting your head properly. Through a thorough physical exam and consultation and x rays, your Chiropractor can diagnose the problem and create a treatment plan designed to correct the cause of the headaches and thereby prevent future headaches from occurring.
What Is A Treatment Plan For Headaches
Depending on the cause of your headache, your Chiropractor may prescribe the following treatments:
*exercises to relieve the tension
*spinal manipulation (Chiropractic adjustment)
*nutritional advice and or advice on ways to improve your posture
Johnson Chiropractic has served the Baltimore area for over 19 years and takes most insurance. Dr. Johnson takes pride in staying up to date on all the latest techniques and research. He and his staff are always available to answer any questions you may have related to headaches and Chiropractic. If you are suffering from headaches and would like to come in for a FREE Consultation, or want more information please contact us at (410) 744-1233 or visit our website at www.MyPainReliefCenter.com.