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Headaches

woman sitting on bed with headacheAccording to the National Headache Foundation, approximately 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year. Chronic headaches or migraines can result in missed workdays and school days and a diminished quality of life. While many people turn to over-the-counter painkillers, those just mask the symptoms but don’t get to the root of the problem.

“Research shows there are several different reasons for headaches and chiropractic can be beneficial in addressing several of them,” said Dr. Brown.

Many headaches come from a problem with the cervical spine (the vertebra in the neck) and that’s something we can work on to make sure it’s aligned properly.

Our Approach to Care

If any headache is caused by that type of injury it can be relieved and fixed if we correct the associated vertebra that was causing it. Soft tissue manipulation also can help the adjustment hold longer so the headache doesn’t return in a few days. We also provide rehabilitative exercises to help the spine be permanently corrected so you won’t need additional care.

Other Natural Ways to Relieve Headaches

In addition to chiropractic care, here are some other ways you can alleviate headaches:

  • Watch Your Diet

    Many headaches also can be due to certain foods and beverages that can trigger the headache. Common culprits include red wine, aged cheese, foods with nitrites (think hot dogs), foods containing gluten and many others. It’s a good idea to keep a food diary so you can write down any symptoms that you may experience after eating certain foods.

  • Stay Hydrated

    A common reason why many people have headaches is they’re dehydrated. Chronic dehydration is a common cause of headaches and migraines. Drinking water throughout your day could keep headaches from forming.

  • Apply a Cold Pack

    Place a cold pack on your forehead. You can use ice cubes wrapped in a towel or even a bag of frozen vegetables to help alleviate the pain. Keep the compress on your head for 15 minutes, and then take a break for 15 minutes.

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You don’t have to put up with persistent headaches. Call (864) 271-0001 today to schedule an appointment.

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