One of the most common ailments of today are headaches. And the truth is, there are many kinds of headaches! But the most common type is the tension headache.
The main symptom of a tension headache is pain on both sides of the head (typically described as “a tight band wrapped around my head”). Everyone has had a tension headache at some point, and multiple factors can bring one on: stress, inadequate sleep, and even poor posture.
Tension headaches can be tricky to deal with because there is no hard and fast treatment that is 100% effective—this is because for many people stress is the primary cause of their headaches. And stress is one of the most difficult conditions to treat because it is so variable!
However, there are some simple things you can do to help alleviate your headaches!
- Cold compresses (to help decrease the muscular inflammation involved)
- Get more restful sleep
- Correct your posture
- Consume anti-inflammatory foods such as pomegranates and ginger drinks
But, there is a more effective way to get your headaches under control that no one tends to mention:
The benefits of Chiropractic adjustments are astounding. By getting adjusted by your Chiropractor, you get your spine aligned and allow your body to function at its best. More often than not, tension in the neck leads to tension in the head, which leads to a headache. Chiropractors can release that tension with the specific Chiropractic adjustment!
And not to mention: Chiropractic adjustments can decrease your stress, decrease inflammation, help you regain proper posture, and help you get better sleep! The Chiropractic adjustment empowers your body to heal itself!
And, there is also Cranial Work to be done!
Another adjusting technique that Dr. Jaclyn loves to employ is cranial work. It is a very gentle and specific technique that people love. By releasing the stuck cranial bones (yes, skull bones move!), we allow your cerebral spinal fluid to flow better, release tension, and trigger relaxation.
Progressive Chiropractic is located in Gilbert AZ, and has been helping people with their headaches for more than 30 years!