We’ve all had one: a headache. They’re extremely common and stem from a variety of causes ranging from changes in weather to stress. They’re so common, some suffers actually seek treatment for their headaches on a daily basis.
Most commonly, headaches stem from the neck. Excessive screen time or constant texting keeps your head in a downward position, which increases the pressure on your neck and upper back causing problems over time. This repeated position also sends pain into your head.
Many headaches start with tightness between the shoulder blades, which then tightens the muscles at the top of your shoulders and radiates into your head.
Research shows that spinal manipulation – the primary form of care provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
In fact, a 2001 report by researchers at the Duke University Evidence-Based Practice Center in Durham, NC, found that spinal manipulation resulted in almost immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of tension-type headache than a commonly prescribed medication.
Regular chiropractic adjustments will help improve the mobility of your spine and will also enable you to sit for extended periods of time with improved posture.
Chiropractic adjustments will also return your spine’s function and movement to normal and will reduce the amount of muscle pull happening between your neck and skull, thus reducing the amount of headaches you have.