Just because headaches are so common, does not make them normal. Headaches are warning signs that we are overly stressed (physically, emotionally, or chemically) or that our nerve flow is blocked because of deficiencies or toxicities in our systems. Chiropractic care for headaches is a very effective way of controlling and getting rid of them, since it treats the cause and not just the painful symptoms. Pain medication does not treat the source of the headache. It masks the pain for a short period of time until the next headache triggers.
Loss of lordosis is one of the main causes of headaches; it is when the natural curve in our necks disappears. It often occurs after an accident, prolonged seating with your head forward. Nevertheless it is treatable through chiropractic care. Another cause of headaches is subluxation or a misalignment in the upper neck area. This causes the spine to lose its normal position or motion, which then causes irritation to the nerve fibers and produces throbbing headaches, migraines, pain behind the eyes, the base of the head and near the temples.
There are numerous types of headaches, including many different triggers. Headaches can be associated to a number of contributing factors aside from stress; it can procure from childbirth, alcohol, toxic fumes as well as refined sugars and processed foods.
At the Decarie Square Wellness Chiropractic Clinic, Dr. Goel performs a series of non-invasive tests and x-rays to access your personal condition, and together with her patients creates a personalize healing and rehabilitation plan.