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Monday, September 8, 2014

For anyone who has experienced that pesky throbbing between your temples, you are not alone. Headaches and migraines are common ailments that have come to ingrain themselves in the everyday life of many people. 

 
Often when we feel that sudden splitting headache we look to quick fixes inside our home like Tylenol or Ibuprofen to help ease the pain. Moving away from the typical cures of sleep or over the counter medicines another option is chiropractic treatment.

What Causes Headaches?

It seems sometimes like everything or nothing at all can bring on a headache or a migraine. Everything from food to the weather have been known to have an impact on whether you will experience headaches or not.

So what can be done to help fight back against the pounding between our ears? Experts suggest not staying in fixed positions, such as at a computer or desk, for long periods of time. Take periodic breaks throughout computer or long sitting work to stifle impending headaches. Additionally, exercising and drinking eight 8-oz. glasses of water per day can also help to avoid migraines and headaches.

 

How Can Chiropractic Treatment Help Headaches?

 
Another way of treating migraines or tension headaches is to visit the chiropractor for routine adjustments and spinal manipulations to help improve spinal function and stave off stress on the bodies. In turn, chiropractors will also provide nutritional advice, exercise and relaxation tips and advice on posture and work positions to help your body stay in tip top shape and take the stress from your head, neck, and upper back. 

General chiropractic treatment involves moving or manipulating the spine without any type of surgery or drug involved. According to research and a 2001 report released by Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center researchers, spinal manipulation is a valid treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck. Researchers found that the spinal manipulation used by chiropractors resulted in quick resolutions of headaches that started in the neck. They also found that the spinal manipulation did not have as many side effects and had longer lasting tension relief effects than normal prescription medication.

Another study in 1995 in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics claimed the same spinal manipulation therapy used in chiropractic therapy was also an effective treatment of tension headaches and that those who stopped using the chiropractic methods after a month benefited more than those patients who only were prescribed medications for migraines and headaches.

 

Resources: Migraine.com, American Chiropractic Association

 
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Yucha Chiropractic & Massage in Pottstown, PA provides chiropractic treatment to help people live more productive and active lives. Common conditions that are solved with chiropractic treatment at Yucha include herniated (slipped) discs, headaches and migraines, sciatica, back pain, and sports injuries.

 

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