Do you have headaches? Is your body trying to tell you something? There is such things as a normal headache…you body is letting you know that something is not working properly and need to listen! I know seing first hand that when people have a headache, nothing seems right. Not only is it enabling them from doing thieir daily activities, but it’s also affecting their relationships with the loved ones.
There are many new patients that come to my practice and tell me that they have tried everything and they can’t find anything that helps other then medications. There are natural solutions I can assure you!
Headaches can result from many causes, some serious and some not as serious. As a chiropractor, I do everything to insure that my patients’ headaches are not the result of serious disease. I set up a care plan that I believe will help address the root of their headaches once and for all. My goal is for my patients to be headache-free as fast as possible. Many of my patients begin their headache-free life shortly after their care!
It is important for you to make a commitment to start noticing the little things in your life that are contributing to your headaches. Some headaches are caused by your diet (I will talk about that in greater lenght in Part 2 on this topic). Have you ever noticed that sometimes after eating a nice dinner with a glass of wine, you get a headache? You may not have felt any stress during that dinner and everything was going very well when a headache appeared out of nowhere that sent you to bed early. Even though not every headache sufferers gets diet-induced headaches, a great majority does. That’s why part of your home care recommendations will be to monitor and alter your diet.
You will be able to find many diets online for headaches and all of them are different from each other. Some eliminate monosodium glutamate (MSG), others eliminate aspartame, and others eliminate tyramine. These diets have ignored some basic facts. What I’ve found is that there are certain dietary principles to follow that will address most of these – the MSG, aspartame, and tyramine simultaneously. Start here, and after you get these mastered, we can go further with individual diets later.
Chiropractic can help…..
How Chiropractic Helps…
Blood vessels, membranes, and cranial nerves in the brain and skull can become stretched, compressed, irritated, inflamed or infected for a variety of reasons we shall later discuss. If, and when this occurs a headache will result. Though popping an ibuprofen may dull the symptoms of a headache, the cause of the headache will not disappear. Chiropractic offers a natural, drug-free approach to combating headaches?an approach that targets and eliminates the cause.
As a chiropractor, I am one of the only health professionals trained to analyze your body for a serious and often ignored condition called, the Vertebral Subluxation Complex (VSC). VSC can:
- Damage your nerves
- Cause tissue inflammation
- Cause muscles to tighten and knot
- Weaken your body and;
- Set the stage for sickness and disease.
What is VSC? VSC is a tiny distortion or misalignment in your spine that stresses your nervous system. Both physical and emotional stress can cause your spine to develop a VSC. Furthermore, Research has proven that most headache sufferers have VSC.
How Does Chiropractic Help?
Researchers have recently discovered a small neck muscle that connects to brain membranes. According to the researchers, when the neck is out of alignment the muscle can actually pull on the brain causing aches and tension. A spinal adjustment will remove the nerve pressure and spinal distortions, relieving you of symptoms and working towards fixing the cause. By getting regular adjustment to make sure your spine and nervous system are working optimally and incorporating the following suggestions into your life, you will be that much closer to living headache free!
It is also important to look at cranial bones when it comes to headaches as during our lifetime may have several falls and hits that can shift the cranial bones and can cause serious symptoms (like headache) and other health issues.
So make sure your spine and “your head” are not the cause of your headache by taking action today and NOT ignore your body. In Part 2 of this blog I will give natural tips for headache that you can implement to get headache relief and better health! Stay tune and see your chiroractor!