Headaches are just a part of everyday life, right? While an occasional headache is something that everyone will experience throughout life, chronic headaches are to be taken more seriously. Whether they are tension or migraine, this is the body’s way of signaling that something isn’t right. Taking pain medications can help alleviate the pain, but the affects of this are very temporary (which is why they must continuously be taken to work).
If you’re looking for a more permanent solution that can reduce your pain, Healthy Back Chiropractic care in Salem, OR is the answer.
Why Chiropractic Care for Headaches in Salem?
One thing that makes chiropractic care stand out among all other forms of health care is the fact that it’s evidence based. This means that it uses facts that come from individual testing to help patients achieve overall wellness. With headaches in particular, chiropractors first begin their care by examining each patient and giving a variety different types of tests in order to get an overall snapshot of the entire body’s health. This information will point out exactly what has been causing your headaches so this issue can finally be addressed in the most effective manner possible.
Finding Real Relief
There are many drug-free solutions that Dr. Owen uses to help his patients who suffer from headaches, whether they are migraines or caused from tension. A couple of the most common that have high success rates include:
Chiropractic Adjustments for the Spine
Spinal bones can can become misaligned for many different reasons, which in turn causes muscle tension, nerve irritation, and blood vessel irritation. By addressing the exact areas that are misaligned through chiropractic adjustments, pressure is released which allows the blood vessels to work as they should. This can help eliminate headaches or decrease their frequency and intensity.
Poor posture can contribute to headaches by reducing blood flow, decreasing oxygen supply, and cause bones to fall out of alignment. To help address this, chiropractors like Dr. Owen teach their patients how to achieve better posture that will ultimately optimize their health and therefore reduce the chance of headaches.
Chiropractors understand that because the entire body is connected, even the smallest parts matter. This is why it’s so important to address even mild dysfunctions in order to help encourage the body to work at an optimal level. In turn, this will mean fewer headaches which will eliminate the need for dangerous prescription pain killers and other medications that can damage the body. Not suffering from headaches, but need help with sinus infections? We can help!