Managing Headaches With Chiropractic Treatment

by Administrator 7. March 2016 14:57

Headaches are one of the most common health issues faced by almost everyone at some point in their lives. The pain may occur in any part of the head and can be experienced locally or radiating through the head as well as neck. Headache can either be a medical condition in itself, such as Migraine, or signify the presence of an underlying ailment. The condition can be acute or chronic and can cause severe discomfort to the patient. Depending upon the cause, headaches can be classified as:

  • Primary Headache: This type of headache is caused due to direct stress, overexertion or problems with the chemical activity within the brain. It can be further classified as – tension headache, Migraine headache and cluster headache.
  • Secondary Headache: In this, the pain is triggered as a result of some underlying medical problem. It can either be caused due to a minor health issue such as dental pain or a life threatening condition, such as brain tumor.

Causes

  • Stress
  • Poor posture
  • Physical exertion
  • Previous head or neck injuries
  • Irregular sleep patterns
  • Skipped meals
  • Working on computer for long hours
  • Certain processed foods
  • Excessive alcohol intake
  • Inflammation of sinus cavities
  • Overuse of pain medication
  • Exposure to extreme hot or cold temperature
  • Cold And Flu

How Chiropractic Treatment Can Help?

Chiropractic treatment for headaches involves identifying the underlying cause of the condition, rather than simply relieving the pain. The chiropractor may assess the patient’s overall posture, flexibility, muscle tightness, tenderness and restricted range of motion in the cervical spine. He may conduct certain diagnostic tests, such as X-rays, to determine the exact cause of headache and the extent of weakness in the spine.

The condition is primarily believed to be caused by an obstruction in the proper flow of blood. As the chiropractor stimulates and adjusts the spine, it helps to reduce muscle tension as well as increase the circulation of oxygen-rich blood to the brain. Chiropractic therapy is aimed at correcting any identified problems and allowing the patient to find relief from headaches as well as other associated pains. It also involves certain stretching and strengthening exercises to improve any postural abnormalities.

Corrective Chiropractic & Wellness is a renowned chiropractic clinic serving Killeen, TX. We offer effective treatment for diagnosis and treatment for acute or chronic headaches. To schedule an appointment with the chiropractors, you can call at (254) 698 – 1600 or visit 560 E., Central Texas Expressway, Suite 102, Harker Heights, TX 76548.

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