Millions of Americans suffer needlessly with chronic headaches, and Chiropractic care may be the answer. Many of them simply suffer with the pain, taking painkillers to get through the day without realizing that there is natural, drug-free treatment for headaches.
The Causes of Headaches
Headache pain, while it is one of the most common ailments in adults, is not normal. Pain is a signal from the body that something is out of balance. Chiropractors treat the whole body and mind as a complete system. When a patient comes to see them, whether it is for chronic headaches or an acute tension or sinus headache, the doctor will ask the patient questions about what is going on in their life, their diet, sleep patterns, stress levels and other questions to try to get at possible causes for the headache.
Headaches can be caused by a whole host of things, including:
- Neck strain
- Muscle tension
- Ineffective stress management
- Withdrawal from caffeine
- Low blood sugar
The Chiropractic Approach to Headache Treatment
Chiropractors focus on the spine, but they take the whole body system into consideration in order to facilitate the body’s natural healing processes. The body’s systems are so complex and interrelated that just because you are feeling the pain of a headache in your head, it doesn’t mean that is where the pain began.
After consulting with you and examining your body, the doctor will decide on a course of treatment for you. One of the interesting things about working with a Chiropractor is that after you receive your treatments you may begin to notice other issues in your body begin to resolve themselves, and you may begin to feel even better.
Learning to Live Without Headaches
Hopefully you have learned that headaches are not normal, and that taking pain killers simply hides the pain rather than getting at the true origins of how your body is out of balance. Chiropractic care has holds the goal of removing all of the impediments to your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
You can support the efforts of your doctor by leading a healthy lifestyle where you eat a healthy diet, drink plenty of water and get enough rest.
Call us Today (703) 912-7822 to take the first step to your recovery