Headaches and Chiropractic care

Everyone in every walk of life has experienced headaches before.  From teenagers to the elderly, headaches are common for a variety of reasons.  These include stress, dehydration, diet/lifestyle, medical reasons, poor posture, spinal misalignments, etc.  Most of the reasons people get headaches can be avoided by altering lifestyle habits.  However, when it comes to headaches related to misalignments of the spine, a call to your chiropractor is your best bet!

Chiropractic care is a natural treatment that promotes the body's own healing ability, called Innate Intelligence.  Basically, this means "the power that made the body heals the body".  Our bodies know how to properly regulate themselves and heal themselves.  However, this is only 100% true when the nerous system is free of interference, which is the exact job that chiropractos do.  We do this by aligning the vertebrae in the spine so the brain, spinal, and nerves can talk to each other without interference.  This promotes ideal health.  The mojority of headaches are associated with misalignments and muscle tenison in the neck.  People are sitting more than ever,and being properly educated in front of computers, on cell phones, or driving.  This increases joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck and upper back, which causes your head to ache.  Chiropractic adjustments will align the spine and ease this irritation and tension, and obviously help with the pain from the headaches.  In addition consulting with your Chiropractor regarding proper posture will help prevent these headaches in the future.  Futhermore, your Chiropractor can help with lifestyle changes, such as dietary advice, stress management techniques, and educating on the improtance of hydration and proper nutrition.  

Headaches are a common sign that there is an increase stress load on your nervous system.  They can be a sign of a greater problem spiacally when medication is not effective.  When a person gets more than 2-3 headaches in a month then there is a significact stress load on the nervous system.  At Craig Ranch Chiropractic we encourage our patient with a history of chronic headaches to come see us when they have a headache.  After an Adjustment most headaches resolve within 30 minutes or less.  


Troy Allam

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