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How can chiropractors benefit your health?

How can chiropractors benefit your health?

How can chiropractors benefit your health?

Published May 02, 2012
NewsCore

Back and neck pain are the chief complaints for which patients seek chiropractic help. Through manual spinal manipulation, chiropractic care is a holistic therapy that focuses on maintaining healthy musculoskeletal and nervous systems to ensure overall wellness.

Effectiveness

The research about chiropractic care is growing. According to the Annals of Internal Medicine, recent studies show that spinal manipulative therapy performed by a chiropractor, along with exercise, relieves neck pain more effectively than medication.

Furthermore, the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, reported that an integrated approach to health care — including chiropractic care — results in a 51.8 percent reduction in pharmaceutical costs and 43 percent fewer hospital admissions.

You should consider seeing a chiropractor if you experience frequent pain in your back, neck, or joints, as well as headaches. This is especially so if intense soreness follows accidents, household chores, or prolonged periods of poor posture.

 

Condition of the Month – Tension Headaches

Condition of the Month – Tension Headaches

 

When daily life takes its toll… tension headaches

It’s been one of those days… too much to do, too much stress… and BANG you’ve got a tension headache. It’s a pain you can feel at the base of your neck, like a vise. Usually caused by muscle tightness in these areas, tension headaches are very common and can develop into a chronic condition. While this muscle tightening is often a response to stress, depression or anxiety, there are other physical causes as well. Activities done in one position for a long time like computer work, or sleeping with the neck in an abnormal position can also trigger tension headaches. Other causes include spinal misalignment, eye strain, fatigue, excessive alcohol, smoking, or caffeine use, sinus infection, nasal congestion, overexertion, colds and the flu.

Symptoms

Tension headaches typically occur in adults and adolescents and have similar symptoms including:

  • Dull, pressure-like pain or general pain that is worse in the scalp, temples or back of neck
  • Pain on both sides of the head
  • Pain that feels like a tight band
  • Occurs constantly or daily (if chronic)
  • Pain gets triggered or worsens with stress, fatigue, noise or glare

Along with stress reduction and regular stretching, chiropractic care helps relieve the symptoms of tension headaches

Treatment

Along with stress reduction and regular stretching, chiropractic care helps relieve the symptoms of tension headaches cause by tense muscles and misalignments of the spine in the neck and upper back area.

Get back to living the pain free life you deserve… contact our office today for help with your tension headache! 

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