YOU MIGHT THINK chiropractors are only able to help with back aches, stiff necks, slipped discs, and whiplash injuries. If so, you're not alone - but you're missing out.
Chiropractic Care, which is based on the understanding that, given the opportunity, the mind and body can heal itself, can treat many issues that might surprise you.
Migraines and Tension Headaches
Nine out of ten Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional. Some are persistent. Some are dull and nagging, while others cause debilitating pain and nausea. Taking a painkiller and hoping your headache goes away is one option. But there's a better one.
Research shows that spinal manipulation - the primary form of care provided by chiropractic doctors - is an effective way to treat tension headaches and headaches that begin in the neck.
In fact, most headaches are related to muscle tension in the neck, which is an increasingly common condition among Americans who spend hours in the same position or posture (such as in front of a computer or television), leading to joint irritation and tension in the upper back and scalp that causes headaches.
What Can a Doctor of Chiropractic Do for Migraines and Tension Headaches?
- Perform spinal manipulation or chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate stress on your system.
- Provide nutritional advice, recommending a change in diet or the addition of vitamins.
- Offer advice on posture, ergonomics, exercises, and relaxation techniques.
If you have been suffering from headaches and the pain meds you are taking are not giving you the relief you need to wholly function, call or text Dr. James F. Litaker at (704) 467-4808 to set up an appointment for evaluation and treatment. Dr. Litaker is conveniently located in the Carolinas Health Care Building on Kannapolis Parkway between Rogers Lake Road and Highway 3.
Next week Dr. Litaker will be talking about Stress and Anxiety and how he can help with those issues, so stay tuned!!