The Benefits of Chiropractic Care for Daily Headaches
Updated: Sep 1, 2021
Bottom Line: It’s estimated that half of the world’s adult population struggles with headaches at least once a year. These headaches can cause pain and disability which can affect your quality of life. But… why live with daily headaches when you can ease them away?
Why it Matters: A quick visit to a Chiropractor can provide you with the care you need. Chiropractors can help relieve headaches in many ways. Here are just a few:
Exploring Your History: During your initial assessment, your Chiropractor will perform a comprehensive history and examination. This assessment allows them to determine if your symptoms are from spinal issues or something else. They’ll also rule out other possible causes for your daily headaches as well as potential triggers. For example, diet, alcohol, or stress might contribute to your frequent headaches.
Chiropractic Adjustments: New studies have shown that Chiropractic care can help improve headache pain. Chiropractors are highly trained in spinal manipulation and adjustments. They use their hands to apply a small force to a specific spinal joint. When the force is applied, you might hear a slight pop, and even some people feel immediate relief!
Exercises: Deep neck flexor exercises are also great for treating cervicogenic headaches. You can also ask your Chiropractor about active care techniques and exercises. Using these techniques at home can help you ease your headaches between your appointments.
Next Steps: It’s time to bring an end to that throbbing in your head. With Chiropractic care, you can ease your daily headaches starting today and live a pain-free life. When is your next adjustment?
Evidence-based guidelines for the chiropractic treatment of adults with headache. JMPT 2011
Chiropractic spinal manipulative therapy for cervicogenic headache: a single-blinded, placebo, randomized controlled trial. BMC 2017