The majority of people manage headache pain with over the counter or prescription medications. To avoid some of the unfavorable risks and side effects these options have, there are many who are choosing safe alternatives. A Nashville chiropractor can help relieve headaches using various all natural techniques.
Pain medications will only provide short term relief for headaches and never address the cause for them. The medications can cause serious health concerns such as dizziness, damage to the liver, and nausea. A person will start taking other medications to address problems caused by the pain medication. Unfortunately, the new medications have side effects that lead to similar risks.
The constant cycle of taking drugs to manage side effects of other drugs continues to expand. There are thousands of folks who make the choice to leave the pharmaceuticals behind and turn to natural remedies. The chiropractic care methods are all natural, non invasive, and use no drugs to relieve headaches.
The first thing the practitioner will do is identify the source of the pain. There are several causes for headaches such as misaligned vertebrae in the neck. The spinal column houses the nerves that communicate with the brain, tissue, muscles, and organs of the body. A misaligned cervical spine restricts movement and constricts the nerves.
The first visit to the chiropractic care provider involves an exam, medical history, and possible lab work. The practitioner will use the findings from this assessment to determine the cause for the headaches. In addition, an individualized plan for therapy is designed using the information obtained on the initial visit.
Spinal adjustments are the main approach to correcting the position of the vertebrae. A series of adjustments are typically scheduled over a number of weeks. In addition, other therapies such as massage and exercise are used. The practitioner may also suggest lifestyle changes to avoid any further misaligned vertebrae.