Preventing Headaches and Migraines with Chiropractic Care

If you suffer from chronic migraines, or even just the occasional headache, you’re not alone. Millions of Americans are affected by some form of migraines or headaches each year, and the triggers which bring on this type of health issue can seem endless. Stress, heat, dehydration, genetics, and diet can all play a part in how often and how severe migraines or headaches can be. There’s another common migraine and headache trigger which not too many people know about, and that’s a spinal column in misalignment. This is a very common ache and pain trigger, and it unfortunately often goes undiagnosed, and therefore untreated. By utilizing chiropractic care on a regular basis, people can treat their current flare-ups of headaches and may prevent them from occurring in the future. 

How Spinal Health Affects the Body

Since chiropractors deal primarily with the spine, you may be unsure how treating the spinal column can bring about relief from problems seemingly associated with the head area. The spinal column serves to keep the body balanced and in alignment, and it also serves to protect the central nervous system. When the spinal column is misaligned, this can cause many problems within the body. A misalignment can disrupt the functions of the central nervous system, which can in turn disrupt communication between the body and the brain. Furthermore, misalignments can lead to an increase of inflammation in the soft tissues and joints of the body, pushing and causing tension to build in a way which creates pain. If this occurs in the top of the spine — in the neck — a headache or migraine can occur, often repeatedly.

Chiropractic Brings Relief From Head Pain

Using manual manipulation techniques, a skilled chiropractor can bring the spinal column back into its proper alignment, reducing the pressure and tension which may have been contributing to ill health and the development of migraines and headaches. When the spine is in its proper alignment, inflammation goes down, and the neck is less strained, which tends to lead to a decrease in head pain. Many patients notice an improvement in their symptoms after just one adjustment, but it’s important to keep in mind that visiting a chiropractor on a regular basis will bring about more of a guarantee of preventing these symptoms and health concerns. At The Joint Chiropractic clinics, you can find relief right away — no appointment necessary.  

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