Is Chiropractic Care Better Than Drugs for Headache Pain?

While back pain is a great reason to visit a Lithia Spring chiropractor, headaches are also a big reason that a lot of people first visit a chiropractor. In fact, 90 % of Americans have complaints of frequent headaches.  While most headaches are minor and not always a reason for concern, they can be annoying and affect everyday life.  When a headache begins, many people turn to medication to alleviate headache pain.  But is that really the best option?

Medication Only Masks Symptoms

The dull or sharp pain that accompanies a headache can be frustrating and painful; however, medication is not always the best option to treat headache pain.  Prescription medication only acts like a band-aid, masking symptoms for a little while, and symptoms usually return once the medication has worn off.  Additionally, medications can come with the risk of potentially harmful side effects.  So while medication might take the edge off initially, the long-term risks can outweigh the short-term reward.

Chiropractic Is a Safe Alternative to Medication

For a safe and natural way to effectively treat headache pain, turn to Lithia Springs chiropractor Dr. Ronnie Bolar. Headaches can be caused by tension or pressure in the back and neck. Spinal subluxations, or misalignments in the spine, can cause this pressure that leads to headache pain. Chiropractic adjustments can correct misalignments which will reduce pressure and tension in muscles and joints, thus relieving headache pain.

Chiropractic Care for All Types of Headaches

Whether you experience cluster headaches, tension headaches, stress headaches, or migraine pain, Dr. Ronnie of Vital Life Chiropractic can help.  Don’t feel like you have to live with headache pain. Let Dr. Ronnie show you that chiropractic really does work as a natural, effective, drug-free solution to headaches. Multiple case studies have shown the effectiveness […]

Migraines & Chiropractic

Most people know that chiropractic care can help relieve back and neck pain, as well as other musculoskeletal discomfort. But did you also know that it can help relieve headaches, sometimes even instantly after an adjustment? Not only that, but consistent chiropractic care can reduce the severity and frequency of the mother of all headaches: migraines. Many individuals under chiropractic care even report complete cessation of migraines!

Migraine Medication Only Covers Up Symptoms

The most common treatment for migraines includes medication and rest. Most migraine sufferers report that being in a dark and quiet room helps to alleviate their migraine symptoms—or at least it doesn’t make them worse. While medication can get you through a particularly terrible migraine and help you fulfill your daily responsibilities, it does not provide a long-term solution. First off, it doesn’t really treat the actual issue—the thing that is causing the migraine. It simply is covering up the symptoms, which is great short-term, but won’t result in relief over an extended period of time. While triggers for migraines may be different for everyone, most migraine sufferers have one thing in common: spinal subluxations.

Chiropractic Is the Best Option for Migraine Relief

A subluxation is a misalignment in the spine, meaning that one or more vertebrae is twisted, turned, or slightly off center from the rest of the spine. These subluxations can exacerbate the nerves of the spinal cord that run through the spine, and this can cause problems in how the body functions. Individuals who seek chiropractic care for migraines always have some sort of vertebral subluxation that is the root cause of their migraines. When this misalignment is corrected with a gentle, specific chiropractic adjustment, the body is able to function optimally, leading to fewer (if any) migraines in […]

Headache

Every day people suffer from headaches, and they can be experienced by young and old alike. In some cases, the headaches can be so pervasive that they cause missed school days or missed days of work. It is estimated that over 37 million people suffer from severe headaches in the United States. Of the adolescents checked, 75% suffer from debilitating headaches that are severe enough to cause them to miss school or special events.

Headache Variations

We have all suffered from headaches, and the majority of them are minor and caused by stress, strained muscles in the neck, or being in a certain position for too long. When these types of headaches occur, a chiropractic adjustment and some stretching can usually get rid of the discomfort quite quickly. But what if you are plagued by more severe headaches, such as ones that are so severe they cause nausea, blurry vision, and extreme pain? About 5% of serious headaches are caused by another underlying physical issue, whereas with the remaining 95% of headaches, the headache itself is the primary complaint. When the pain is severe, people will look for any option to control it and some will go to their doctor and take pain medications to quickly allay the symptoms. Others will seek alternative health care providers to assist them with a more permanent and long-term solution.

Chiropractic Care as a Solution

Numerous case studies have shown that chiropractic adjustments can help relieve the pain or headaches, and with continued treatment can help to lessen the frequency and severity of these headaches. One of the studies showed that children who were treated for vertebral subluxations using the Pierce Results System saw improvement after just 6 adjustments. Other studies supported these findings and they found that correcting any abnormalities in the spine allowed […]