Headaches are common, but they’re not normal.
While convenient, drugs that numb your nervous system have side effects, such as kidney failure or liver damage. Worse, they dont actually correct the underlying cause of the headache.
A common cause of headaches is from spinal bones in the neck that arent supporting the head properly. You might not notice your reduced ability to turn your head. But these subluxations affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.
A thorough chiropractic examination can detect subluxation patterns that could be causing your headaches. If subluxations are present, youre likely to benefit from chiropractic care.
Some are surprised to learn that their headaches are being caused by problems in their lower back! The upper spine compensates, putting the head off center, causing headaches.
While results can’t be guaranteed, chiropractors have a high success rate with patients who get headaches. Call a chiropractor near where you live or work today. Sit down, discuss your unique situation and get your questions answered.
Frequently Asked Questions:Is the spine the source of all headaches?
Not necessarily. The three most common causes are physical trauma, emotional stress or chemical toxins. Sometimes there may be a combination of factors. A chiropractic examination helps identify the most likely cause(s).
There are three basic causes of subluxations. Physical causes could include slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions, and improper lifting. Emotions, such as stress, anger and fear can cause of subluxations. Chemical causes could include alcohol, drugs, preservatives, pollution and poor diet.
The pain you feel is real. And psychological sources of pain are common. However, this diagnosis is often the last resort of health practitioners who have exhausted their possible explanations of the cause of your problem. In these cases, chiropractors often find that undetected subluxations are involved.
Some patients enjoy results quickly. Others notice a slow reduction in their symptoms after several weeks or longer of chiropractic care. Its impossible to predict. If youve had chronic headaches for many years, natural approaches can take some time. Your chiropractor will monitor your progress and modify his or her recommendations as needed.
If your chiropractor is unable to find and correct the cause of your particular health problem, he or she will refer to other specialists. Your health and your satisfaction is the only goal.
Thats changing. Years of prejudice and bias are giving way to research showing the benefits of chiropractic care. Attitudes are slow to change. However, as the public demands alternatives to drugs and surgery, more and more medical practitioners are referring to chiropractic doctors.