Most of us have to deal with an occasional headache, and most headaches will go away on their own in a short period of time. Drinking some water or getting some nourishment may be all we need to do in order to prevent a little twinge from becoming a full-blown headache. But for others of us, headaches can be more frequent and, when they occur, more persistent. If you have begun to experience more frequent headaches in the last few months, you might have chosen to treat them with over the counter medications. We strongly suggest you try natual headache relief options first.
Effective Non-Invasive Headache Relief
Taking medications can relieve the immediate pain of a headache, but no medication comes without consequences. In addition, almost all of them treat the symptoms rather than the actual cause(s) of the headache. You may experience relief soon after taking the medication, but the relief will almost certainly be temporary. Chiropractic care, however, can provide long-term relief for headaches. We offer three main treatments to address the causes of headaches, and all three are non-invasive. The three main treatments we use to address your headaches are massage therapy, chiropractic adjustment, and acupuncture.
Massage Therapy For Headaches
Though not all headaches are caused by stress that is held in the muscles, headaches can be made more severe because of such stress. Massage therapy is well known for creating a feeling of greater relaxation and the reduction of stress, but an examination of why it has that effect provides insight into how it can reduce the impact of headaches. Massaging the soft tissue of your body breaks down waste material that builds up. When that waste material breaks up, it moves out of the muscle tissue and through the body, which in turn causes your immune system to respond. An immune system response creates a feeling of well-being, and the possibility of less frequent or severe headache.
Chiropractic Treatments Help Headaches
A chiropractic adjustment aligns the spine and thus creates better balance in the body. A body that is in better balance is stronger, healthier, and better able to avoid the factors that can lead to headache. After a chiropractic adjustment, the muscles of the neck and shoulders also tend to relax, helping you avoid stress headaches.
Acupuncture For Headache Relief
Acupuncture involves inserting fine needles at strategic points of the body, which releases energy and encourages the body’s immune system into action. It is also an effective, natural pain reliever.
If you have headaches that are interfering with your daily life, call Catalyst Chiropractic & Rehab at (763) 205-3781 to schedule an appointment.