Almost everyone suffers from a headache at one point or another, but some suffer from headaches chronically. A headache can range from a dull throbbing pain to an intense debilitating pain known as a migraine and are often recurring. Many people who suffer from headaches and migraine frequently don’t have an underlying health condition, but instead are suffering from headaches due to sitting improperly, not sleeping well, stress, or even too much caffeine. Chiropractic treatment has proved to help relieve the severity of headaches and how often they occur in people who suffer from them often.
When you visit your chiropractor for headaches one of the primary treatments they may use is spinal manipulation. Research has shown that spinal manipulation may be an effective treatment for headaches that start in the neck such as tension headaches and also helps improve migraines and cervicogenic headaches. Your chiropractor may also suggest a better sleeping habit, less caffeine, and if your job has you sitting for long periods of time they may suggest getting up and stretching every thirty minutes to promote proper blood flow.