Chiropractic Care and Headaches
A headache is something that most of us encounter at least once in our lifetime. It typically comes with some form of throbbing pain that affects our concentration. They can cause temporary discomfort or turn into a full blown disability depending on the severity, cause, and duration. Regardless, finding an effective way to treat headaches can get you back on track with your life quickly.
There are many different types of headaches that people experience. Some examples include pain related to tension, hormones, caffeine, sinuses, exertion, trauma and high blood pressure. Additionally, symptoms that are more severe, frequent, and chronic are typically categorized as a migraine. The most common type of headache in teens and adults is a tension headache. It is characterized by tenderness around the neck and shoulders and dull aching all over the head.
Causes of Headaches
Many factors are correlated to headaches, these include:
- Fatigue or overexertion
- Lack of sleep
- Poor stress management
- Hunger, especially low blood sugar
- Neck injury
- Poor posture
- Withdrawals from caffeine or sugar
- Poor nutrition
- General poor health
- Trauma, such as a car accident or other direct impact
Regardless of what triggered a headache, pain is most often a direct result of changes to the nervous system (aka brain and spinal cord). This can be from issues with neural hyperactivity and/or an overall spinal misalignment. When the body’s nerve energy is affected, it leads to oversensitive pain receptors that leave you feeling sore and frustrated.
Chiropractic Care for Headaches
The root cause of headaches all comes down to the health of your nervous system. When something is off, the pain signals in your head, neck, and shoulders light up like a pinball machine. Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a results-oriented, expert-backed approach that addresses the health of the spine and brain by promoting optimized spinal alignment.
When the spine is in good alignment, the brain can more efficiently perceive the input it is receiving related to a headache or any other pain. When the problem is addressed at the root, it limits the need for chronic medication use, prevents chronic suffering, and can leave you feeling ready to live life to the fullest without pain. (It’s like un-kinking a water hose and finally getting the water you need for your wilted- stress garden; because no amount of pressure will fix the problem until the kink is fixed.)
Treatment Options with Chiropractic Care
Your CBP practitioner will focus on creating a treatment protocol that works best for you. This might include soft tissue mobilization, exercise, stretching, manipulations, education, and pain modalities. These techniques are all non-invasive, gentle, and effective when selected based on your specific spine dysfunctions that are causing you headaches.
At StrongLife Chiropractic in Lithia,FL Dr. Justin Scott can help you address any underlying issues, whether you realize they’re there or not, and optimize your overall health.
Only a handful of doctors in Florida are certified in Chiropractic BioPhysics, the most research- and results-oriented chiropractic technique.
“I hope that you found these tips as valuable as my patients have over the years. If you’re interested in a patient-centered process that takes into account all aspects that affect your health, then I would encourage to visit our website at www.stronglifechiropractic.com to see how we help our patients improve their health and to find out whether you qualify for CBP care.”
Dr Justin Scott, DC
Chiropractor and Clinical Director