Aug 12, 2014

Peabody, MA Headache Pain Alleviated Naturally With Chiropractic Care


By Donna Beley

There are many different types of headaches that individuals suffer from. Some are due to tension. For example, from working at a computer each day. Others are migraines, a severe type that causes severe pain and nausea. There is help available at Peabody Chiropractic, that does not require the use of medication.

A tension headache can be experienced as a tight feeling or a dull ache behind the eyes. The cause may be a misalignment of the vertebrae in the neck and upper back. A series of manual adjustments work to correct this condition. When pressure is lifted, pain will be reduced.

The small bones, called vertebrae, contain the delicate spinal cord. Chiropractic adjustments can realign them and relieve the pressure. They can be misaligned as the result of an accident, a car crash for example.

Headaches can last for hours, or in the case of the migraine, for days. The also have different symptoms. The beginning of a migraine is often signaled by seeing an aura, or bright light display.

The first contact with the chiropractor will include a thorough evaluation. A discussion about food and drink might reveal what triggered the headache. Certain foods, smells and household cleaning products are known to trigger a migraine.

It starts when there is a constriction of blood vessels in the brain. That is followed by a rapid dilation of those blood vessels. Although researchers find the rapid dilation to cause the migraine, they are uncertain about what causes the original constriction.

The physical part of the exam will look at the spine. Often an x-ray is taken to aid in the assessment. After the complete health history is taken, the plan will be made for care to relieve the pain.

A series of spinal adjustments are proven to alleviate the pain in both types. Professional advice will be given regarding the foods to avoid. Some examples are cheese and any meat that contains nitrites.

Following the adjustments, headaches often do not return even after the adjustments are concluded. Many clients have routine appointments periodically, to monitor the condition of the spine. If the cervical spine is aligned, it will not cause future headaches.

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