Research studies confirm that chiropractic adjustments and treatments can help reduce tension headaches and is a very effective, non-invasive method for relieving more serious headaches and other complications originating in the neck.
Headaches are a common problem affecting 9 out of 10 people around the world. They are one of the most common medical issues facing humanity.
The team at Maple Healthcare is well aware of the magnitude and debilitating effects of headache related pain. They specialize in headache relief by offering a non-invasive and sensitive healing approach to chiropractic care and treatments.
About 5% of all headaches are warning signals caused by physical problems. The remaining 95% are primary headaches, such as cervicogenic, migraine or cluster headaches. These types of tension headaches are not caused by disease, but rather by a reduction in the blood supply to the brain which provokes the deprivation of oxygen.
The truth is, headaches originate from discomfort or pain related to psychological and physiological stress or a new or old injury anywhere on the head. Subsequently the sensation is being picked up by nerve endings located in your head.
Headaches can occur for a multitude of reasons
Headaches can occur anytime and have many origins or triggers which include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, blaring lights anxiety and stress), low blood sugar, high blood pressure, alcohol, dehydration, cervical spine misalignment, insomnia, excessive exercise, exposure to toxic substances-environments and women’s menstrual cycles.
Society is more sedentary now and many of us spend countless hours in one fixed, repetitive incorrect posture (such as sitting in front of a computer). Over time the results of poor posture, puts muscle control at odds with the forces of gravity. Resulting in a condition called anterior head carriage or forward head posture, increasing joint irritation, muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.
Dr. Paul D’ Alfonso a skilled and compassionate chiropractor from Maple Healthcare, states, “In order to keep your head upright these muscles must work as though they are supporting an additional 10 lbs of weight for every inch your head moves forward. By realigning your posture, thus releasing the cause of accumulated tension and stress, your neck and occasional headache pain will be drastically reduced or alleviated. However, if the curve in your neck is not reduced or reversed and remains untreated, the issue can easily become chronic”.
Excessive physical and emotional stress can cause spinal bones to become misaligned. As a result of this misalignment the nerve roots in the neck can become irritated by pressure and may cause constriction in some blood vessels which supply blood to the brain. This results in oxygen deprivation in the brain itself. When this happens, a headache can attack.
How can Chiropractic care relieve headaches?
- By performing adjustments:
A report issued in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, found that regular chiropractic adjustments and treatments can help improve acute and chronic neck and back pain as well as headaches. Furthermore increased benefit was shown in several instances where a multimodal approach to neck pain had been used.
Chiropractic care will correct or improve most neuro-musculoskeletal related causes of your headaches and your chiropractor will give you a thorough spinal examination, to decide if they can be relieved by chiropractic adjustments and/or other treatments. The examination will determine if your headaches are being triggered or aggravated by any misaligned vertebrae in the spine, known as a subluxation, which may be creating undue nerve interference.
In some cases, chiropractic adjustments and treatments will provide immediate relief for headache victims. A recent study of 87 headache victims who were treated with chiropractic adjustments over a 3 months to two-year period, revealed marked improvement with common and classical migraines. Approximately, 80% of the females and 67% percent of the male participants found there headaches were significantly improved or had subsided completely.
- By giving patients valuable advice:
Chiropractors will provide nutritional advice, dietary recommendations and perhaps recommend the addition of specific vitamins to your daily supplement regime or as part of a comprehensive headache reduction plan.
Chiropractors advise patients on posture, ergonomics (work postures), exercises and deep relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve the recurring joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back, reducing headache trigger activity.
Chiropractic adjustments are more effective than prescription meds
A report released years ago by researchers at a prominent American university found that chiropractic adjustments resulted in rapid improvement for headaches and produced fewer or no negative effects, while providing longer-lasting relief of tension-type headaches than over the counter pain aids or prescription meds.
These discoveries supported a previous study that revealed that regular chiropractic adjustments and treatments were in fact, highly effective for the relief of common tension headaches and neck, back or other forms of physical pain and discomfort.
In addition this study revealed that patients who discontinued chiropractic therapy, even up to four weeks later, experienced sustainable benefits in contrast to the patients who chose to be medicated.
Chiropractic Care helps reduce or eliminate headaches and provides benefits for your overall health and wellness
Chiropractic treatments not only help you prevent headache activity and its associated short-term pain, but also a vast spectrum of other physical issues. Essentially, regular chiropractic care support can optimize your whole life, body, mind and spirit.
- Chiropractic care offers a holistic approach to your physical health and wellness
- Chiropractors know how tension in the neck and spine relates to headaches and can advise you how to alieve or relieve your discomfort or pain in a non-invasive way
- Chiropractors confer with patients with issues relating to posture, ergonomics (work postures) and offer exercises and deep relaxation techniques to eliminate and or reduce headache trigger activity
- Regular and or periodic chiropractic adjustments, spinal adjustment- treatments and other life enhancing services and care have proven to be extremely effective in the re-alignment and balancing of the spine.
- State of the art chiropractic care centers now provide services and information about wholesome lifestyle practices and self-responsibility, as well as sound nutritional advice / guidance and support as part of a comprehensive headache reduction plan
Maple Chiropractic Vietnam specializes in headache and general chiropractic care in Ho Chi Minh City. Their mission is to promote alternative pain reduction and general wellness by supporting their patients with non-invasive treatments and adjustments, positive lifestyle recommendations and encouraging self-responsibility education for the achievement and realization of optimum health.