As one of the most common reasons to visit the doctor, headaches are felt by about all of us at one point or another. Tension headaches, which typically give a dull and achy feeling behind the eyes or around the head, can be caused by subluxations in the neck and upper back. How does one get rid of a headache? Numerous research studies have proved that these headaches can be treated through chiropractic adjustments.
Although headaches can be caused by a variety of reasons, tension headaches are often caused by bad posture or stress which can cause muscle contractions in the neck and back regions cause, they typically begin towards the middle or end of the day, and can last as little as a couple of minutes or much as a couple of days. The pain can sometimes be severe but is not usually connected with any other symptoms such as vomiting, nausea, or throbbing.
In order to treat a headache, your chiropractor may:
- Perform chiropractic adjustments or spinal manipulation to ameliorate spinal function and alleviate the stress on the area.
- Give advice on nutrition, which can recommend a change in diet or an increase of B complex vitamins.
- Give advice on posture, exercises, or relaxation methods. This will help prevent the recurring tension and irritation in the neck and back.
Our team at Block Chiropractic Sports & Wellness in Selden and Smithtown are extensively trained to know how problems in the spine affect other parts of the body. Headaches can be directly related to neck and back tension which can be treated with Chiropractic care. Here at Block Chiropractic Sports & Wellness, we can help get rid of those recurring headaches with care and understanding through our chiropractic techniques.