Headaches and Chiropractic Care
Headaches are a common issue that most of us face occasionally in our lifetime. Regardless of the cause, it can be frustrating due to its affect on your concentration. Whether you find headache pain to be a minor inconvenience or it has completely changed your life, an effective way to treat your headaches can significantly improve your quality of life.
Headaches can be caused by a combination of many different factors including muscle tension, hormonal changes, sinus issues, caffeine consumption, trauma, or even high blood pressure. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and be an occasional issue or more chronic in nature. More severe chronic headaches tend to be categorized as a migraine and can be debilitating for living a normal life. The most common type of headache stems from tension due to issues like poor posture, car accidents, or stress.
Risk factors for headaches.
Many risk factors have been correlated with headaches. These include the following:
- Overexertion causing fatigue or muscle strain
- Poor sleep
- Lack of a good stress management routine
- Hunger, especially if blood sugar is low
- Chronic poor posture with daily activities
- Caffeine or sugar withdrawals
- Poor nutrition
- Chronic disease
- Allergies causing sinus irritation
- Trauma, such as a car accident or other direct impact that injures the neck
While there are many factors that go into triggering a headache, there is one underlying issue that is always at the root of the pain: the body’s nervous system. All of the issues associated with a headache relate to poor nerve energy and flow. This can be caused by issues with overactivity of the nerves themselves or be more specifically related to spine misalignment. When the nerves are compromised, it leads to sensations of pain in the head and neck and oversensitive pain receptors.
How chiropractic care can help your headaches.
The health and overall alignment of the nervous system plays a huge role in how the body copes with stressors that can cause headaches. When something is off, the brain (and body) struggle with managing the signals coming from your head, neck, and shoulders that are alerting the brain to a pain issue.
Chiropractic BioPhysics (CBP) is a well-researched, non-invasive approach that can expertly address these underlying issues in the spinal cord. When the spine is out of alignment due to common issues like posture, trauma, and lifestyle choices, restoring nerve energy and health is a potential game changer for dealing with headaches. Normal nerve flow allows the brain and spinal cord to better modulate the pain signals coming from the head and rest of the body.
ChiroSolutions Center in Virginia Beach, VA can help address these underlying issues. Whether you realize there’s a spine misalignment or not, CBP certified Dr. Samanta Coleman can guide you in maximizing your overall health.
When the cause of most headaches is addressed at the core, it will provide longer term benefits and decrease the need for pain medication use. Masking the issue with medication and palliative treatments for short term benefits can lead to increasing dependence on these with time. Instead, with the CBP approach you can potentially live a life with fewer headaches that improves your overall quality of life and helps you live the life you want.