Headaches affect most of us – in fact, 9 out of 10 adults. Causes can include diet, muscular tension, allergies, poor posture, or stress. Chiropractic care can be very effective in dealing with many of the causes of headaches. A visit to your chiropractor could include:
•Chiropractic adjustments to improve spinal function and alleviate the stress on your system.
•A recommended change in diet. Many foods can trigger headaches, including caffeine, foods with a high sugar or salt content, red wine, cheese, chocolate, nuts or cured meats.
•Advice on posture, ergonomics (work posture), exercises and relaxation techniques. This advice should help to relieve joint irritation and tension in the muscles of the neck and upper back.
Doctors of chiropractic undergo extensive training in order to help their patients in many ways. If your headache is symptomatic of a health problem that needs the attention of another discipline, your chiropractor will refer you to an appropriate health care specialist.