Headaches are a common occurrence for people all over the world with the World Health Organization reporting 1 in 20 adults suffer from a headache each day or nearly every day. Occasional migraines are a relatively common occurrence as well, with 1 in 7 adults suffering from them.
So what can you do to relieve some of these headaches? Two common recommendations are to stretch periodically if you are sitting in the same position for extended periods of time and ensure you are drinking the recommended amount of water (3.7 liters for men or 2.7 liters for women according to National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine). Odds are you have heard these recommendations before so for those still searching for relief to their headaches chiropractic care can provide a great alternative.
Proper adjustments to relieve stress on your system
A report published in 2011 looked at 21 studies on chiropractic treatment for migraines and headaches, finding that “spinal manipulation and multimodal multidisciplinary interventions including massage are recommended for management of patients with episodic or chronic migraine.”
The spinal manipulation done during a chiropractic appointment can create a feeling of relief in your body that can be beneficial in relieving your pressure.
Provide advice on posture, ergonomics, exercises, and relaxation techniques
For many individuals, the source of their headaches comes from improper posture often while sitting for long periods of time while working at a computer, sewing machine, or any similar sit-down device. Studies have found that Americans are spending an increased amount of time in a sitting position which can cause damage to your body. Chiropractic care can go a long way in relieving this pain.
The ACA describes this benefit best when they say “Doctors of chiropractic undergo extensive training to help their patients in many ways beyond just treatment for low-back pain. They know how tension in the spine relates to problems in other parts of the body, and they can take steps to relieve those problems.”
For those seeking relief for their headaches or other aches and pains consider chiropractic care at Williams Integracare