Do you suffer from headaches on a regular basis?
Do you feel like headaches are just something you have to live with? Think again! There are many natural options for relieving headaches without the need for pharmaceuticals or even ibuprofen, the most common form of treatment for headaches. Headaches are one of the most researched topics within the chiropractic profession and the impact that treating vertebral subluxations has on the reduction of headaches is evident.
Our society has increasingly sought out health care for symptom treatment. We always want a quick fix for things in order to get on with our busy schedules, but as a whole we rarely stop to think, why am I getting headaches so often? Though ibuprofen and pharmaceuticals can relieve discomfort temporarily, they don’t address the root cause of your headaches and thus they will keep coming back. Not only do they not address the root cause of our symptoms, but often times they cause other side effects that can do more harm on our bodies that we aren’t aware of. Our bodies are not deficient in ibuprofen, nor are they deficient in pharmaceuticals. Our bodies have the ability to express vitality and heal from these headaches if we can unleash our innate potential. Chiropractic care removes nerve interference which allows our brains to communicate with our bodies the way it’s meant to and the innate wisdom can be expressed.
Misalignments in your spinal bones is a dangerous condition known as subluxation, or vertebral subluxation. These vertebral subluxations cause nerve pressure and inhibit your brain’s ability to send and receive signals to and from your body parts. Doctors of chiropractic are trained to treat and correct these subluxations facilitating your brains natural ability to heal and regulate itself. Subluxations in your cervical spine, or bones in your neck, can cause nerve pressure which can lead to headaches if gone untreated. Interestingly enough, only 10% of our nervous system perceives pain, which means 90% of your nervous system could be affected by subluxations and nerve pressure and you don’t even consciously feel a thing. What else could be affected by blocked nerve flow in your body that you’re not consciously aware of?
Headaches are a symptom of pain anywhere in the head or neck and are one of the most commonly experienced of all of the physical discomforts. Symptoms are our body’s way of telling us something isn’t quite right. The scary thing is, research has proven you could have blocked nerve flow up to 60% to your body and feel nothing at all and have no symptoms. This suggests there could be problems underlying that you don’t know until they get so bad symptoms begin to surface, like headaches. There are many causes that trigger headaches, and misalignments in the bones of your neck is a common trigger.
Chiropractic care can help people of all ages overcome their headaches. In a case study in 2009 a 13-year-old male had presented with ongoing headaches for over 4 years. X-ray images showed his neck curvature was decreased and his range of motion in his neck was decreased. After consistent adjustments with his chiropractor using Chiropractic Biophysics (CBP) techniques to correct his cervical spine curvature, his headaches were completely resolved.
In a study done in 2004 a 19-year-old female who suffered from headaches found a 30% reduction in her symptoms after only one chiropractic adjustment. Another example of a 13-year-old suffering from headaches showed complete resolution of headache symptoms in just eight chiropractic visits over a two-month period.
Most people take their spine for granted and don’t know the kind of shape their spine is in. The majority of adults never even think to get it checked, when in reality your spine is your body’s lifeline to optimal health and healing. If you commonly experience headaches and want to seek a natural treatment, click the button below or call our office or call us today at 970-377-3557 for a complimentary screening. Be proactive, not reactive.