12 Oct Taking Control of Headaches with Chiropractic Care
Headaches are so common that as many as 90 percent of us experience them at one time or another during our lives. For people who suffer from frequent headaches, once doctors have ruled out serious diseases that may cause headache symptoms, the typical treatment is medication. And unfortunately, headache sufferers sometimes begin to accept them as their “new normal.”
But the normal state for our bodies is not to suffer from headaches. There is a natural solution available, in chiropractic care. Studies have shown that chiropractic treatments safely address underlying causes of head pain, helping patients to avoid dependence on drugs and the side effects they bring. Our staff at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic is dedicated to helping our patients to get control of their health and live as pain-free as they can.
Spinal Alignment and Headaches
The nervous system is the body’s communication system. If your spine is not aligned properly, and you lose mobility, these conditions may interfere with how your nervous system performs in controlling your movements. This interference often results in pain, setting up a chain reaction of limited mobility that makes the pain even worse, whether it comes in the form of a headache or affects other parts of your body.
How Chiropractic Treatments Alleviate Headache Pain
Studies in recent years have shown that spinal adjustments by chiropractors to heal and restore the body have given patients long-term improvement in not only their physical well-being but in their mental health, too.
Researchers found that chiropractic adjustments lowered the stress levels in patients’ nervous systems, which helped their bodies to function more efficiently. This resulted not only in alleviating their pain from headaches, but it improved their moods as well. Other types of treatments for headaches have been studied in comparison with chiropractic care, such as medications, acupuncture, and physical therapy. During a six-month period, the chiropractic care offered the most effective results in treating headaches and symptoms of depression. This reduced patients’ need for drugs.
Through gentle adjustments, our chiropractic care works to correct your body’s structural and functional systems, bringing a balance that helps to alleviate headache pain.
It’s important to remember that just because headaches are common, it doesn’t mean they’re a routine part of life that you just have to live with.
Contact our office for a Free Chiropractic Consultation
Whether you’re suffering from headaches or other pain, we are here at Eastern Oklahoma Chiropractic to help patients in Broken Arrow to live as pain-free as possible. Give us a call today at (918) 940-4630 to schedule your evaluation.