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Chiropractic Care for Headaches

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Headache

Headaches can be so painful. No matter what type of headache you are used to having, we all know what they feel like, and can’t help but feel bad when someone says, “I have a headache”.

Headaches are common, but not normal, and often a sign that something is wrong. Headaches have several types of causes. They could be from any of the following:

  • Dehydration
  • Low blood sugar
  • Tension between the shoulder blades and into the neck
  • Neck pain
  • Triggered by food allergies/sensitivities
  • Not enough sleep
  • Stress
  • Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal

These causes can also all lead to one thing, and that is subluxation, which is a joint in the spine that does not move properly.  A Chiropractic adjustment is the method that Chiropractors use to replace the joint to its natural position, and restore communication to and from the brain and spinal cord.  Stress of any kind can cause subluxation.

Headaches are caused by subluxation.  Each time a patient comes into my office with a headache, he or she will have a subluxation in the neck, upper back or even lower back.

An adjustment of the joint relieves pressure on the nerve causing the headache.  Having a chiropractor check you for subluxation can alleviate headaches.  One study on headache and chiropractic showed that 90% of headaches were alleviated by regular chiropractic care.  This study also suggested that chiropractic care worked as well as medication, with fewer side effects.

The next time you have a headache, get checked by a chiropractor!

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