Chiropractic Care May Help Your Headache
Painful Headaches are often dismissed as minor ailments that can be easily cured simply by popping a few over-the-counter pain relievers. Although pain medication may be helpful for occasional headaches, it's not always effective for chronic headache pain. Pain relievers can also cause liver or kidney damage and other serious side effects if you take too many of them. Fortunately, chiropractic care offers a drug-free treatment option.
What Kind of Headache Do You Have?
Chiropractors often treat patients who have Tension Headaches: Tension headaches occur when the muscles in your neck and head contract, often as a result of poor posture and repetitive strain. This can be the result of too much time looking at a cell phone or computer, carrying a heavy backpack or the result of long drives. As a general rule, every one inch of forward head translation results in an additional ten pounds of pressure on the cervical spine. This additional pressure can result in chronic neck pains and headaches if not corrected. Chiropractic care can help to regain proper neck alignment and release tight painful neck and upper back muscles. There are also multiple ergonomic changes that can be made to your work station as well as exercises to correct postural imbalance and prevent future strains.