Headaches can be more than painful; they can be debilitating. Our culture’s response to headaches can also be confusing. We tend to think that the only way, or the best way, to take care of a headache is to take a pain reliever we buy from the pharmacy. It is true—a pain reliever will do as it is advertised to do. Swallow a couple of the magic pills and twenty to thirty minutes later you are likely to feel at least a little better. However, taking over the counter pain relievers can come with a cost. The most immediate cost is that prolonged use of over-the-counter medications can have a negative impact on your liver and kidneys. Another cost of over-the-counter pain relievers is that, while they relieve your discomfort in the short term, they cannot address the underlying causes of your headaches. If you have persistent headaches, Catalyst Chiropractic can help you by undercovering and addressing the root causes of your debilitating headaches.
Alternative To Medication For Treating Headaches
There are many different causes of headaches. Our reliance on over-the-counter medications has created an impression that chiropractic treatment for persistent headaches is the alternative to the established practice of taking over the counter medication. This impression is held by many in spite of the fact that chiropractic care has been practiced for thousands of years. Mass produced over the counter medications are barely a century old. And, as we make our way through the third decade of the twenty-first century, no over the counter pain reliever has yet been developed that can do anything better than mask the pain caused by headaches.
Benefits Of Chiropractic Treatment For Headaches
Chiropractic care is able to treat the source of most causes of headaches. Some headaches are caused by stress. Chiropractic care is a proven means of stress relief. Some headaches are caused by substandard workplace ergonomics. Chiropractic care can help you identify those ergonomic issues and offer strategies for overcoming them. Many headaches are caused by misalignment of the spine. Chiropractic care can realign the spine by means of the chiropractic adjustment. Some headaches are caused by muscle tension in and around the neck, back, and shoulders. Chiropractic care and the closely related practice of muscle massage not only relieves pain, but helps the body regain its sense of balance. That, in turn, relieves headaches and goes a long way toward ensuring that they do not occur with the same frequency or severity.
Catalyst Chiropractic can relieve the pain and disruption caused by headaches and treat the problem causing your headaches so that you have fewer in the future. Call us (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.