Millions of Americans suffer from headaches and migraines every day. Headaches are so common that they could, in fact, be considered an epidemic. While headaches may be common, they are never normal. A headache indicates that something is wrong. Over-the-counter medication might provide temporary relief but does not address the underlying problems.
Headaches and migraines could result from something simple or could indicate a serious health problem. Understanding the underlying cause is vital to treating the problem on a long-term basis. Some of the causes of headaches and migraines include:
Common headaches can be prevented by good living. Some tips to keep headaches at bay include avoiding substance use, drinking plenty of water, eating a balanced diet and engaging in regular exercise. By maintaining good posture and sleeping habits, many of the environmental causes of headaches are reduced. For more serious problems, a visit to the chiropractor can provide the solution.
Since headaches are often related to stress on a person’s spine or neck, a chiropractor is uniquely suited to get to and threaten the root cause of the discomfort, correcting the problem in the long term rather than providing short-term chemical relief.
The Chiropractor will first conduct an interview about your medical history, as well as performing a complete physical examination to find the reason why you are having headaches or migraines in the first place. When the diagnosis has been established, a course of treatment can be created that will address the specific needs of the patient. The end goal is not only to end the headaches but also to help ensure they don’t come back again.
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