One More Approach To Treat Headaches 

Headaches/Neck Stiffness/Chiropractic/Hagerstown MD

If you have a headache, you’re not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea. What do you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and hope the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.

 

Research shows that spinal manipulation – one of the primary treatments provided by doctors of chiropractic – may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.

 

Headaches have many causes, or “triggers.” One of the reasons is from you neck.

 

The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck. Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than in the past, and more hours are spent in one fixed position or posture (such as sitting in front of a computer). This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back and scalp, causing your head to ache.

 

Here are something you can do to prevent this cervical oriented headaches:

  • If you spend a large amount of time in one fixed position, such as in front of a computer, on a sewing machine, typing or reading, take a break and stretch every 30 minutes to one hour. The stretches should take your head and neck through a comfortable range of motion.
  • Low-impact exercise may help relieve the pain associated with primary headaches. However, if you are prone to dull, throbbing headaches, avoid heavy exercise. Engage in such activities as walking and low-impact aerobics.
  • Avoid teeth clenching. The upper teeth should never touch the lowers, except when swallowing. This results in stress at the temporomandibular joints (TMJ) – the two joints that connect your jaw to your skull – leading to TMJ irritation and a form of tension headaches.
  • Drink at least eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to help avoid dehydration, which can lead to headaches. 

 

And of course, our doctors are always ready to help. Schedule your appointment for an evaluation of headaches is just one phone call away. 

 

Allegany Chiropractic Center in Hagerstown, MD offers a comprehensive approach to help you to move better and relieve pain. We also dedicate ourselves to help you to restore your physical function, lose unwanted weight and improve your fitness level.

Business Hours

Monday:         8:00 --- 5:30

Tuesday:        12:00 --- 5:30

Wednesday:  8:00 --- 5:30

Thursday:      8:00 --- 5:30

Friday:            8:00 --- 12:30

 

Contact Us

Allegany Chiropractic Center

376 Mill Street

Hagerstown, MD 21740

Phone: 301-739-0090

Fax: 301-739-0288

 

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