Why Chiropractic adjustments may be able to put an end to your chronic headaches
More people report pain from chronic headaches more than any other ailment. Approximately forty five million Americans complain about headaches each year. That’s about one in six people complaining about headache pain. Chances are, you won’t find this too surprising. Everybody’s had a really bad headache or migraine at least a few times in their life. But what if those headaches don’t go away? Chronic headaches can lead to additional stress, poor work performance, poor focus, and a reduced quality of life. When aspirin and a warm bath can’t make the pain disappear, you may want to consider getting a chiropractic evaluation and possibly a chiropractic adjustment.
What do chiropractic adjustments and chronic headache and migraine pain have to do with each other? How can a chiropractic adjustment get you back on track and pain free? There’s a science to what causes chronic headaches and how chiropractic adjustments work. Chiropractic adjustments often end up being the best choice to treat chronic headaches, and learning a little bit about them can help you make a decision.
What exactly is a chiropractic adjustment?
A chiropractic adjustment is a type of procedure in which chiropractors, or specialists in chiropractic care, create a sudden intense force to different spinal joints. Sound a little intense? Chiropractic adjustments can be very intense, but chiropractors use their hands or small instruments to apply the force in a controlled manner to the spinal joints. If you’re considering a chiropractic adjustment, it would be wise to seek out a certified specialist in chiropractic adjustments for your health and safety. Don’t settle for poor care. Luckily, there are many talented Mesa, Arizona licensed chiropractors, including the team at BodyWorkz.
But how does a chiropractic adjustment relieve headaches and migraine? To understand why a chiropractic adjustment could be the best choice for your headache problem, it helps to learn exactly what happens to your body during a chiropractic adjustment and how chronic headaches or migraines come to be.
How a chiropractic adjustment can assist in headache relief
Muscle tension is one of the major causes of chronic and painful headaches. Muscle tension as a result of mechanical dysfunction of the neck, or upper vertebrae, can aggravate the nerve pathways at allow blood to flow into the head. This can cause chronic neck pain and chronic headaches A chiropractic adjustment improves blood flow to the head by aligning the bones in the neck properly. Through a chiropractic adjustment, pressure is relieved and headache relief will follow. Neck dysfunction and poor blood flow can happen for many reasons. Falls and car accidents can cause sudden neck trauma. Repetitive stressors such as working consistently at a desk or computer or having poor posture over the years can also cause poor blood flow to the head.
Before a chiropractic adjustment is performed, a professional chiropractor in Mesa will perform an evaluation on a patient. An evaluation is important because it pinpoints the exact cause of chronic headaches and trauma, but also rules out more serious causes such as disease or serious untreated fractures. An evaluation usually includes a series of questions about pain levels and general lifestyle as well as testing nerve function through a series of positions and exercises.
Is there anything else that could help me end my chronic migraine problem?
If chronic headaches and migraines are affecting your quality of life, it is strongly suggested that you see a doctor or a professional chiropractor in order to have an assessment of what exactly is causing your pain. If there’s even a small chance that a serious medical problem is causing your chronic headaches, you should absolutely see your primary care physician or a trusted professional chiropractor.
A chiropractic adjustment could be the best choice for the chronic headache sufferer. But there are alternatives that could help in the meantime. Other treatments such as trigger point stimulation, myofascial release, posture correcting exercises, and permanent lifestyle changes are also possible paths to follow in order to relieve chronic headaches and migraines.
Poor posture and excessive computer use could be causing your chronic headache
In today’s busy technological world, many of us spend many hours daily sitting in front of a computer. Whether we sit at a desktop or laptop computer to finish work, work on school assignments, or to connect with friends and family on social media, the average American spends one to five hours or more daily on a computer. We often don’t sit in a healthy posture while doing so, either.
Uncomfortable sitting positions can seriously harm our backs and necks if our posture is poor over time. Correcting one’s posture and making a conscious effort to sit up straight and comfortably can absolutely help reduce neck muscle tension and allow blood flow to the head. Ask your chiropractor about different ways you can change your posture and what exercises or stretches work the best to relieve back tension for someone who works on a computer for most of their day.
Where can I find a good chiropractor in Mesa?
If you’re ready to take a chance and go in for a chiropractic evaluation, BodyWorkz is your best bet. BodyWorkz has been offering professional and effective chiropractic and massage services in Arizona since 2014. We feature talented Mesa massage therapists and Mesa acupuncturists and boast five star reviews from many happy and relieved clients. If chronic headaches and migraines are taking a toll on your health and your lifestyle, BodyWorkz is more than happy to help you find relief through quality chiropractic care. Call us today to set up an appointment and begin your journey into recovery.
6610 E Baseline Rd #103
Mesa, AZ 85206