Headaches are something that everyone will experience at some point. No matter your age, it’s likely that you will develop a headache at some point due to stress, dehydration, your diet or lifestyle, medical issues, poor posture, an injury, or spinal alignment issues.
A lot of the most common causes of headaches are things that can be avoided if you alter your lifestyle, but when it comes to misalignment related headaches, a visit to a chiropractor may be a simple solution.
Chiropractic care, when performed by a qualified Dr of Chiropractic, helps to promote the body’s own Innate Intelligence and healing ability. This means that “the power that heals the body” is unleashed. Our bodies are resilient and can heal themselves pretty easily. However, this is something that can only happen if the nervous system is not subject to excessive interference, such as that which may be caused by muscle tension in the neck, or spinal misalignment.
We spend so much time sat in front of computers, or hunched over desks, these days, that our muscles are too tense and our posture is poor. This can contribute to headaches and neck issues. Chiropractic adjustments can reduce a lot of the tension and correct many posture problems, giving your body back the ability to heal itself. As a part of the treatment your chiropractor will likely recommend other ways of taking care of yourself, such as improvements to your diet, hydration, sleep pattern and even posture.
Headaches are something that can be prevented if you know the right precautions to take. You can use aspirin to manage headaches in the short term but that will not treat the underlying cause. The best option is to talk to a professional chiropractor, if you can, and work out what you need to do to stay pain free not just for the rest of the day, but in the long term. It’s amazing what good posture can do for you in terms of stopping chronic pain. We can help give us a call!