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Treating Headaches without Drugs or Medicine

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About 45 million Americans suffer from headaches.  28 million deal with migraines.

Whether you’re suffering from a headache or a migraine, your first instinct is probably to reach for some painkillers.  The problem with relying on painkillers for headache relief is that your body can become immune to them. This often leads to taking painkillers more often, which could result in the pills becoming the cause for headaches.

If you’re dealing with headaches more than two days a week, painkillers are not recommended.

So what’s the solution?

One option is chiropractic treatment.  Chiropractic treatment is proven effective for those who suffer from tension and migraine headaches.  Like any bodily condition, headaches are a symptom of a great problem.  Chiropractors work with patients to identify the source of the problem, and fix that.  For most of our patients, headaches decrease significantly after chiropractic adjustments.

Depending on the type of headache, going to the chiropractor might be the best option available to you.  Let’s take a look at which headaches can be treated with chiropractic procedures.

Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache with about 90% of the population suffering from them. They occur from facial and neck muscle contraction and are often causes from stress, anxiety, poor posture, or caffeine consumption.

Chiropractic care is the recommended and most effective way to deal with tension headaches. Since the source of the pain is in your muscles, chiropractors are able to relieve and manage the tension causing your headaches through natural body adjustments and dietary advice.

No drugs or treatments needed.

Migraines

A migraine is a severe, recurring form of headache that usually takes place in one side of the brain.  In addition to throbbing pain inside of your skull, nausea, vomiting, and extra sensitivity often accompany migraines.

They are thought to be from irregular blood flow. Through physical adjustment and health guidance, we work with patients to improve their bodies performance, alleviating the cause of the migraines.

Compared to painkillers, chiropractic care is a safer, healthier, and often, more permanent solution to dealing with headaches.  Rather than cover of the symptom, we target the source.

Make an appointment at Ferguson Chiropractic today or send us an email with your questions, and we will be glad to further discuss options and treatments to provide the proper relief of your headaches.

Do you struggle with headaches or migraines?  Do you have any questions you’d like us to answer?  Post them below and we will respond!