Do you suffer from headaches? Dr. Smith wants you to know that relief is possible, without resorting to hazardous medications.
Dr. Smith finds that the root of many headache sufferers’ pain lies not in the head but in the spine of the neck (cervical spine). Headaches are often a indication of a hidden condition called vertebral subluxation. Vertebral subluxations result from misaligned spinal bones (vertebrae) in the spine. When the disorder affects the spine of the neck (cervical spine), it can spark chronic pain and limited mobility.
Try the following Drug-Free Approaches to Headache Prevention:
- Get adjusted regularly
- Conduct neck posture checks
- Pass up painkillers
- Watch out for other drugs
- Prevent eye strain
- Limit alcohol and avoid smoke
- Exercise everyday
- Limit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) exposure
- Don’t skimp on sleep
- Manage anger and stress
- Cut the coffee
- Dissect your diet
- Check you blood pressure
To ward off vertebral subluxations, schedule regular appointments with your doctor of chiropractic. Scientific research shows that chiropractic adjustments slash neck pain and headaches. One such review of 683 patients showed that chiropractic care was as effective as prescription medication for tension-type headaches and migraines — and more effective than massage (J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2001;24:457).