Some are occasional while others are more frequent; some are dull and throbbing while others can be debilitating and nauseating. Nine out of ten people suffer from headaches. Research shows that chiropractic adjustments are an effective alternative for treating both tension headaches and migraines. What can a chiropractor do?
- Perform spinal manipulations/adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
- Recommend a change in your diet or offer nutritional advice.
- Provide exercises and relaxation techniques to improve posture and ergonomics (work postures) that may relieve muscle tension.
- What can you do?
- If you spend a long period of time in a fixed position, stretch every 30 minutes to an hour.
- Avoid teeth clenching. The upper and lower teeth should only touch when chewing or swallowing, otherwise leading to tension headaches and TMJ.
- Drink eight eight-ounce glasses of water per day to avoid dehydration.
- Avoid high impact exercise if you are prone to dull, throbbing headaches. Low-impact exercise will help to increase blood supply and stretch tense muscles.