If you constantly suffer from headaches, you could have postural distortion without even knowing it! We alleviate your headache problem by aligning your posture correctly and strengthening your spine.
Living with constant headaches (especially migraines) is tough – feeling miserable, visiting the doctor week in and week out and trying various types of medicine that never seem to work. It is enough to drive anyone to look far and wide for headache treatment that actually works! Get headache relief by calling Advanced Spine & Wellness Center in Rockville, Maryland today. Our headache specialists can help relieve your headaches using safe, drug-free practices!
When it comes to severe headaches, it is important to keep this in mind: the majority of headaches are actually not caused by problems with our head or skull. According to many studies, 80% of headaches are actually caused by problems associated with the muscles, ligaments, joints and nerves of our middle and upper neck region.
What Causes Headaches?
What causes problems with the nerves, ligaments and joints in the neck region? One of the most common causes is poor posture and a change in the shape and position of our neck curve. When people are involved in automobile accidents, get an injury playing sports, work in poor conditions or fall on their head, neck or back, the normal neck curve may change its shape and position (see figures B-G).
In studies which deal strictly with people who suffer from constant headaches, the majority of these individuals have unhealthy neck curves (see figure B-G). For instance, in a study of 47 people with migraine and tension type headaches, it was found that “77% of all subjects…exhibited a marked reduction, absence or reversal of the normal neck curve.”
Many studies have been performed to see which type of treatments are the most beneficial for headache sufferers. For example, an article published in the medical journal SPINE compared chiropractic adjustment with different medications, physical therapy, cold packs, acupuncture, etc. Almost without exception, chiropractic adjustments were found to be the best at reducing both the intensity and frequency of tension headaches. Chiropractors treat the cause of the headache – they look at the alignment and shape of your neck. When performed properly, chiropractic treatment can help you develop a normal, healthy neck curve and improve your posture.
Drug-Free Headache Treatment
A number of things can change the curve of your neck and induce headaches:
- Car accidents
- Poor work conditions
- Falling on your head or back the wrong way
- Sports injuries
Tension headaches can be brought on by factors like stress, anxiety, inadequate rest and poor posture. But when it comes to severe headaches caused by abnormal neck curvature, sports injuries are sometimes the hidden culprit.
Another culprit could be the analgesic rebound effect, which is a type of chemical dependency. For headache sufferers it is tempting to stay in bed and take painkillers. However, when taken in excess, analgesics (aspirin, acetaminophen, ibuprofen, etc.) produce this negative effect. Taking painkillers two or three times a week may actually be causing the headaches; even worse, medication can hide the symptoms that need to be analyzed to determine the cause of the pain.
The cause of your pain needs to be found before permanent headache relief can be reached! Buying over-the counter painkillers isn’t the only feasible option– chiropractic is a natural, drug-free headache treatment that will alleviate your pain.
Residents from all over Montgomery County, Maryland have left our Rockville office pain free! Chiropractic is sometimes overlooked when it comes to headache treatment, but it is one of the simplest and safest ways to obtain lasting relief. Contact our Rockvilleheadache specialists today!