While headaches are considered ‘normal’ by so many, they are by far one of the most painful issues the everyday person faces. Studies show that 80% of the population is faced with headaches at some time during their life while millions of them experience headaches frequently. The vast majority of these headaches are related to minor tension while others are related to migraines that can cause pain for hours or even days on end.
When you’re faced with headaches the only thing you want is relief. Most people look for relief from over-the-counter medications that dull the pain. despite the fact that these painkillers do provide relief, they leave people vulnerable to interactions and side effects. In reality, the only real relief they offer is short-lived and over time they can cause intolerance leading to more severe headaches down the line. Treating the root causes of headaches is the only real way to eliminate the problem at its source.
Chiropractic care is a natural alternative to medication based headache relief. It is also effective in around 85% of all cases of headaches. Problems with the vertebrae in the neck, particularly those at the base of the skull, can put strain on the muscles, nerves and blood vessels. This strain causes tension headaches and migraines.
Chiropractic adjustments can quickly and easily restore vertebrae to the correct position, while alleviating the strain on muscles and blood vessels. Reducing the frequency of headaches and migraines along with their intensity, is the most commonly reported side effect of adjustments.
Reducing the negative side effects of muscle strain along with getting to the root cause of the pain is the key to restoring normal function for those who suffer from chronic headaches.