Headaches- Chiropractic Care or Drugs? by The Evidence Based Chiropractor

Do you suffer from headaches that interfere with your work and personal life? If your answer is yes, you are not alone. An estimated 9 out of 10 Americans experience headaches, so chances are you may be one of them. The frequency and severity might vary, but the source could be an unlikely culprit - your spine.

 

Americans are spending more time than ever in sedentary positions, increasing joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and head. When your vertebrae are out of place or there is muscle tension, your nerves may be experiencing unnecessary pressure. These nerves may then be sending painful signals to the muscles in your neck, causing your headaches.

 

Research over the past 20 years has shown that chiropractic care can lead to significant relief. In a review of nine different studies looking for a link between chiropractic care and headaches, researchers found that spinal manipulation worked just as well, if not better than prescribed medicine.

 

Some other quick tips to reduce the triggers of headaches:

  • Drink water throughout the day to avoid dehydration
  • Stretch every 30 minutes if you spend a lot of time in a sedentary position
  • Perform low impact exercise daily

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