It seems that headaches are a common aggravation throughout life today. Whether it be at work, school, or any atmosphere, headaches can plague any person. Although a common issue – it isn’t something to simply set aside. If you are suffering from headaches, learn more about how to achieve headache relief today!
Headaches, of course, have multiple origins. They fall under three main classifications, which clarify the causes. The most common – up to 95% of all headaches – are known as Primary Headaches. This category includes migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. Secondary Headaches are the second most common classification. These headaches result from medical conditions such as sinus infections or even a brain tumor. The last category includes headaches caused by inflammation of nerves and facial pain due to trigeminal neuralgia (nerve pain involving the branches of the trigeminal nerve).
Tension headaches, a type of Primary Headache, are the most common of all. They are associated with tension in the muscles of the neck, and there are multiple ways to relieve that stress. At Grieb Chiropractic Clinic, we can help relieve the pain of a headache.
Going about your day, there are things you can do to help reduce the pain of a headache. If you are sitting in a fixed position – such as reading a book or looking at a computer – we recommend getting up and stretching every half an hour. This can help release the tension in your neck that builds up. Another recommendation is to include light exercises, such as walking or doing aerobics, in order to stretch the muscles in your body. TMJ (stress in the temporomandibular joints – the joints connecting your jaw to your skull) is also a common cause of headaches. Avoiding clenching your teeth can help you avoid this tension.
Although not a tension issue, avoiding dehydration by drinking plenty of water is another strategy to keep the pain of headaches away.
Grieb Chiropractic Clinic can release the stress of headaches by performing spinal manipulation and correction, which can improve many issues related to headaches (by reducing muscle tension, improving blood flow, decreasing blood pressure, relieving nerve impingement, etc.). Advice on posture and even nutrition is also offered at our office to help you.
There have been more than 250 studies showing that chiropractic care is an efficient treatment of headache disorders. Compared to drug therapy patients – who have returned to their original state of pain – chiropractic patients continue to benefit, even after the treatments have stopped. At Grieb Chiropractic Clinic, a free spinal analysis is offered so you can discover the root of your headaches. Give us a call to schedule an appointment at (724)-935-6050 today, and avoid the pain of a headache!