Tired of taking medication for headache pain that does not go away? Find out how many people are finding a more permanent solution for their headache pain naturally. It had been estimated that people spend upwards of $40 million each year on over-the-counter and prescription drugs in their search for permanent relief. For some, the medication works. Unfortunately for many the relief obtained is temporary at best. Recent studies link headaches pain to nerve irritation. One study, conducted at the University of Maryland, found a connection between muscle tension at the base of the neck and headaches. Muscle contractions interfere with the sensitive fibers at the base of the neck that lead to the brain and spinal cord. This muscle tension often plays a contributing factor to headache pain. Another study conducted by Dr. Wright found that the vast majority of migraine headache sufferers have misalignments of the spinal vertebrae in the neck that was placing pressure on the spinal nerves. Our remedy of headache pain is two-fold; remove pressure on the nerves caused by spinal misalignments and reduce tension in neck muscles to minimize nerve pressure due to tight muscles. This has been proven effective in many studies and the majority of people who suffered from spinal misalignments had their headaches relieved or their condition improved through chiropractic care. And in follow-up studies of the same patients it was found that many were still without recurring headache pain two years later. Your body continues to heal after the pain has gone. Continuing to have chiropractic adjustments helps to re-train your vertebrae to hold their healthy positions. Your nervous system will function more efficiently and your body will be better able to heal itself. In time, exercise, a healthy diet, and periodic visits to the chiropractor will help you stay healthy, pain free, and live life to the fullest.
Article contributed by: Dr. Hailey Coonrad, Wellpath Center intern, 2014