Your headaches--they are persistent and throbbing. What could be causing them? At King Chiropractic Institute in Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Urbana, and Potomac, MD, Dr. L. Neil King and his associate chiropractors see and treat many people who suffer the pain and reduced well-being which accompany frequent headaches. Fortunately, their patients find relief. Learn more here about headache causes and how modern chiropractic treatment helps.
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) reports that most headaches are primary headaches, and they happen due to muscular tension, stress, allergies or triggers in the environment such as:
- Loud noise
- Bright lights
- Food choices
- Sleep deprivation
Headaches can result from muscular tension in the spine, particularly in the neck. Bending over cell phones, working at computers for many hours and even sleeping in awkward positions can overstretch muscles and lead to subluxations, or misalignments, of the cervical (neck) spine.
What you can do
Here are some practical suggestions to lessen the frequency and severity of primary headaches:
- Take breaks when working at a computer (every 30 minutes, get up and stretch)
- Stay hydrated (drink several glasses of water a day, and limit alcohol and caffeine)
- Engage in regular exercise (brisk walking three times of week is fine)
- Relax, and be aware of any muscular tension in your body
- Establish a regular sleep pattern
- Avoid noisy environments with bright, flashing lights
Additionally, when you come to King Chiropractic, your doctor will perform a complete chiropractic examination and take X-rays as needed. He will work to correct any misalignments up and down your spine, concentrating on the cervical spine.
As part of a complete treatment plan, your back doctor may advise:
- Exercises to strengthen muscles and improve your balance and posture
- Massage therapy
- Heat/cold application
When correctly aligned, your spine is well-balanced. The nerves, chemical neurotransmitters, vertebrae, blood vessels and soft tissues (intervertebral discs) work in harmony, eliminating pain and improving function.
A headache-free life
Achieve this important goal, and contact King Chiropractic for a helpful consultation. We have offices in Clarksburg, Gaithersburg, Urbana, and Potomac, MD to serve you.