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Headaches

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Natural Remedy for a Tension Headache

Chiropractic Care : A Natural Remedy for Tension Headaches

Do you suffer from constant or severe headaches?

If so, you could do what most Americans do to relieve that tension headache; simply reach for the medicine cabinet. Yes, most over-the-counter (OTC) pain relievers can reduce headache pains, but that relief is short-lived. Instead of covering up the pain with OTC products, seek an effective diagnosis and long-term relief with chiropractic care.

Precisely what is chiropractic care?

It is a field of medicine whom some classify as alternative medicine. It all depends on who you ask and their openness on the subject. While conventional physicians count on their knowledge, medical tools, and medication to deal with pain, chiropractors concentrate on their knowledge and manual therapy. The hands and usually the hands alone provide it. Common treatments provided by chiropractors include therapeutic massages and realignments.

Doesn’t a chiropractor only specialize in back pains?

This is a common misconception. Chiropractors often target the spine, but you might be surprised how many ways the spine and its condition impacts our whole body. Many chiropractors have numerous years of experience helping patients diagnose, treat, and manage every type of pain, including relieving tension headache pain.

Why wouldn’t you go to a chiropractor if you suffer from significant or continuous headaches?

Headaches have many causes. Regular stress cause most, but there might be a far more serious underlying problem. For instance, individuals who have chronic muscle contractions may experience a spinal distortion, a cause of headaches. Car wreck victims commonly suffer from whiplash and if improperly treated, may also lead to headaches. Without treatment, the problem will continue and it might get worse over time.

How does chiropractic care help relieve tension headache symptoms?

It all depends on the cause. If everyday stress is responsible, a chiropractor may suggest relaxing exercises at home or regular in-office therapeutic tension headache massages. If headaches are caused by spinal distortion, a vertebrae alignment may be performed. This takes away pressure from nerves, which should reduce headache pain and frequency.

Will the problems stop after seeking out chiropractic care?

Yes and no. First, it is important to keep in mind that headaches are caused by many factors. If your cause is caused by spinal distortion, vertebrae realignment should help relieve the tension headache. This will lessen the frequency of headaches caused by this specific problem and the severity of the tension headache symptoms. But, you might get another headache from just having a bad day at work. You along with your chiropractor will continue to work together to achieve long-term pain relief. In addition to therapeutic massages, trigger factors will be discussed. You will later need to avoid these triggers.

What should you ask your chiropractor after your care plan is complete?

Many patients wrongly believe they are treated and no longer need to seek treatment. Chiropractic care doesn’t necessarily mean long-term care although it does provide a natural remedy for headaches. Before you complete your care plan and begin wellness care, be sure pick your chiropractor’s brain for recommendations to later prevent headache pain or lessens the severity. As previously stated, trigger factors should be eliminated. Not only that, proper posture is vital. This is a chiropractor’s specialty so ask them about natural remedy headache relief to prevent pain, including relaxation and proper posture.

Simply speaking, headaches have numerous causes. Daily stress is not the only cause. Don’t hide the pain. See what you might do to get long-term and long-lasting relief. So, next time you have severe, long-lasting, or recurring tension headache symptoms, don’t go to the medicine cabinet. Instead, check out your local phone directory. See what we can do for you, which may be as simple as a tension headache massage.