Can Chiropractic Care Help With Headaches?

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If you are plagued with countless amounts of headaches where the cause is inconceivable and expensive headache medicine only seems to subdue the problem, it may be time to see the chiropractor.

From a research standpoint, there are 2 classes of headaches. Those caused by an anatomic problem, like a tumor in the brain or a blood vessel in the brain that’s bursting. Those are the serious, go to the surgeon kind of thing.  The other headaches are functional headaches, which means that everything is there and everything is anatomically correct but there’s something functionally not working correctly causing these headaches.

The vast majority of people have functional headaches. Medicine can only cover up the pain, like getting a Novocain shot for a bad tooth. If every time you went to the dentist for a toothache he numbed it with a shot, then told you to go home, after a while wouldn’t you say quit covering up the pain and fix the problem!

When it’s a functional problem, we know that most are triggered by the muscles and the joints around where the head and the neck meet together, which is mostly what chiropractors work with and solve very easily.

Chiropractic and headaches connect through issues such as a decrease in blood flow to part of the head, and also problems with the nerves running into the back of the head being irritated. Chiropractic can affect the nerve flow, and muscle spasms around the base of the neck thereby relieving headaches and joint pain.  Chiropractors loosen up the muscles, get the joints to line up and move properly how they should. It’s like everything relaxes, so the muscle pain goes away, the squeezing of the nerves go away, the nerves quit being irritated and the blood vessels relax and the headaches go away! By restoring function to the appropriate structures, the problems associated with the dysfunction go away!

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