Don’t let it get you down because there is help. Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are frequent, some dull and throbbing. Some cause debilitating pain and nausea. Chiropractic care is a perfect alternative to drugs, aspirin, and just hoping the pain will go away.
Headaches have many causes. One is a poor diet, for instance, too much chocolate, or MSG causing of the pain. Another cause may be disease. About five percent of headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems and 95% are tension, migraine or cluster headaches. These are called primary headaches because they are not caused by disease, the headache itself is the primary concern.
If your chiropractor determines that your headaches are primary headaches, he or she may perform a spinal adjustment to loosen the muscles and alleviate the stress in your system. He will provide nutritional advice, possibly recommending a change of diet or vitamins. Finally, recommendations on exercise and relaxation techniques and good sleep habits will be discussed.