What Can I Do About My Headaches?
July 09, 2018
Tags: headaches  

Are tension headaches throwing your days out of whack?headache

Nothing is worse than dealing with the aching pains of a headache, and if you are a frequent headache sufferer you may be finding that your days aren’t nearly as productive as they should be because your head is hurting all the time. If this sounds like you, our Bethesda, MD, chiropractor, Dr. Gina Beech, is here to tell you how chiropractic care could just end up being your lifesaver.

What causes headaches?

Wow, this is a question we hear quite a bit. There are so many things that can lead to a headache including:

  • Stress
  • Certain medications
  • Foods
  • Alcohol
  • Lack of sleep
  • Poor posture
  • Environmental toxins/chemicals
  • Exercise
  • Staring at a computer screen for long periods of time

These are only some of the most common causes of headaches, but there are so many other factors, disorders and other problems that can cause recurrent headaches. Luckily, our Bethesda chiropractic doctor can help you figure out what’s going on, as well as the best course of action.

How can a chiropractor help me?

There have been numerous studies done that show that getting regular spinal adjustments or spinal manipulations can help alleviate headaches both in their severity and regularity. Some people have found significant and long-term relief from getting chiropractic treatment. What makes chiropractic adjustments such a great alternative therapy is that it helps patients get the comfort they need without having to turn to pain medication, which only masks the problem but doesn’t fix it.

Many headaches are due to stress or poor posture, which both put added tension and stress on the muscles and spine of the back and neck. Through manual manipulation, we can apply gentle pressure to areas of the body to help realign the spine and take excess pressure on muscles, nerves, and soft tissue in the body. It can also increase blood flow to areas of the body to speed up the body’s natural healing process while reducing inflammation.

Furthermore, chiropractic treatment can also provide mental benefits, as well. Feeling stressed? This can certainly make headaches worse and more frequent; however, chiropractic care can help alleviate muscle tension due to stress while also helping you relax. Those with depression and anxiety have found spinal manipulation and other chiropractic treatment quite beneficial and you could, too.

Are you living with frequent or severe headaches in Bethesda, MD? Want to treat the source of the problem rather than masking it with medication? Then you’ve come to the right place. Turn to gentle chiropractic care at Bethesda Back Center for the relief you need.