Monday, February 16, 2015

     Headaches are one of the most common reasons that our patients seek Chiropractic, Massage therapy and Acupuncture. At one time or another, we've all experienced throbbing or stabbing pains in our heads.  Headaches come in may shapes and sizes with complex causes.  Headaches can be
triggered by physical or emotional stress, toxic fumes, certain foods, preservatives, alcohol, bright light, trauma, hormonal changes, to name a few.  A cause that is often overlooked is misaligned spinal bones in the neck.  When these bones lose their normal position and motion, delicate nerves and blood vessels to the head can be affected.  Frequent, recurring headache is a sign that something is wrong.  While pain-relievers may temporarily ease discomfort, they also mask symptoms and do nothing to correct the cause of the problem.

    Chiropractic care can help your headache.  In many cases, relief is immediate.  Finding the cause behind the headache as well as relieving the pain, chiropractic adjustments help.  A chiropractor can also help in identifying triggers, suggest exercises and lifestyle changes to avoid future headaches.

Many patients find that chiropractic care offers a safe natural alternative to traditional medical management of headaches.  It is often helpful to keep a journal of your headache symptoms and possible triggers.  Here at Mission Chiropractic & Wellness, we work together with massage therapists and our acupuncturist to find the best treatment for your condition.

We offer free chiropractic consultation.

To your health,
Brad Willits, D. C.