By Mary Pletsch 29 Mar 2022 no comment 280 Views

If you suffer from frequent headaches or migraine, you are probably wondering if there is anything you can do to prevent or minimize them.

You might be concerned if you regularily rely on over-the-counter pain medication to get through your workday.  Or you may need painkillers to finish essential chores at night, like cooking a meal, doing your laundry or caring for children.

But the good news is that chiropractic care is a safe, effective and drug-free way to treat many kinds of headache.

Different Types of Headache

Tension Headaches

Firstly, tension headaches feel like a tight band pressing against your head.  Stress, fatigue, noise or bright light can make it worse.

Cervicogenic Headache

Secondly, the normal cervical spine follows a natural curve.   You feel an ache in your head, but the cervicogenic headache starts in the spine. Chiropractic care can help restore and maintain this curve.

Migraine Headaches

Thirdly, migraines are thought to be caused by changes to the blood flow in the head.  Migraines are often accompanied by certain symptoms.  For instance, they include nausea, visual aura, light sensitivity, loss of appetite, sensitivity to sound and/or smell, or even vomiting.

What can I do about headaches?

Over-the-counter painkillers may relieve the discomfort from a migraine or other headache, but they will not prevent them from happening.  As well, painkillers are drugs with known side effects.  Over-the-counter medication is not intended for regular, prolonged use.

Chiropractic care offers a safe, natural, drug-free and effective way to treat many cases of headache.

Your chiropractor will examine and assess you.  Your chiropractor will make specific spinal adjustments based on your individual needs.  You will also get advice to help prevent or minimize future headaches.

In conclusion, instead of masking the discomfort with painkillers, you can treat the problem at its source.

Contact Sheppard Chiropractic Centre at (506) 635-8182 or (506) 847-7172 to book your appointment.

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