How Can Chiropractic Care Help With Tension Headaches?

It is well known that regular chiropractic care can be extremely helpful in combating back pain, neck pain, stiffness and mobility issues. However, a chiropractor can also help with the less obvious aspects of spinal health.

If you suffer from tension headaches you likely seek relief by confronting the symptoms but not the root cause. Although it may be tempting to reach for painkillers or anti-inflammatories and worry about it another day, the causes of tension headaches rarely resolve themselves of their own accord.

Here we’ll look at some of the causes of tension headaches and the ways in which a chiropractor, such as the specialists at Holistic Vitality Center can help…

Causes of Headaches

The most important thing to remember about headaches is that they do not actually take place within your head. It feels as though your brain is experiencing pain but the truth is your brain does not have the apparatus to feel pain for itself. What’s happening is the brain is processing the “information” (and really that’s all pain is) from elsewhere in the body.

Headaches actually begin in the neck or the back of the head. What’s more, the spinal column is the “information superhighway” of the body, so it stands to reason the pain we feel just about anywhere from your legs to the torso to the top of the head is in some way related to the neck and back.

How a Chiropractor Can Help

As previously stated, we can throw back painkillers day in and day out, but medication won’t address the root cause of tension headaches. The best we can hope for is that they temporarily mitigate the symptoms.

A qualified chiropractor can offer an alternative solution with a safe, non-invasive procedure called chiropractic adjustment. This helps by reducing joint restrictions and misalignments in the spine and elsewhere in the body. This adjustment helps to reduce inflammation, aid circulation and improve nervous system function.

Simply, by improving joint mobility and nervous system function, your body is not only relieved of the causes of a tension headache but it also becomes much better able to manage the pain caused by headaches without the need for prescription medication.

Why Choose Chiropractic Care?

Chiropractic care is completely safe, painless and non-invasive. It should be considered as much a part of maintaining your overall holistic health as eating nutritious food and getting regular exercise. It’s impossible to overdose on chiropractic care or to become addicted to it.

Prescription pain medications on the other hand, can have a range of unpleasant side effects from nausea, headaches and vomiting, to psychological changes. Moreover, prescription pain medications can also be addictive.

Your body has nothing to lose from chiropractic care but there is definitely a lot that it can gain!

How We Can Help

At Holistic Vitality Center, our team of specialists provides a comprehensive range of treatments including chiropractic care, as well as massage and physical therapy services.

Our range of holistic treatments include:

  • Acupuncture
  • Sports massage
  • Nutrition therapy
  • Functional medicine

Essentially, we offer a wide range of services to help your body look, act and feel its best. To learn more and get to know us a little better, visit us online or call our office today at (919) 848-3333. We offer quality professional healthcare services promoting and maximizing good health.

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