While headaches may be a literal pain, they can be an important way for your body to tell you something is wrong. Thousands of different triggers can bring on a headache, and we here at Sandstone Chiropractic have seen headaches brought on by an issue that may appear to have nothing to do with the head.
Your body is a network of connections, and an issue that originates in one area can show up as pain in another. A problem in your wrist, for instance, can actually arise from a spinal complication. And trouble with your elbow may actually stem from a shoulder issue.
The same premise holds true with headaches, which can be caused by a number of spinal ailments that include:
· Poor posture
· Spinal misalignment
· Muscle spasms
· Compensation for low back problems
Aspirin or Chiropractic Care?
As a natural treatment that promotes the body’s own healing ability, chiropractic care can also do amazing things for headaches caused by spinal ailments. Not only can chiropractic care alleviate the immediate pain of the existing headache, but it can correct the underlying issue that led to the headache in the first place. The end result is ongoing relief down the line.
The next time you’re about to take an aspirin for a recurring headache, try scheduling an appointment at our Montgomery or Magnolia clinic instead. While aspirin and other medications can help alleviate pain, they don’t address or correct the pain’s underlying cause.
Chiropractic care targets the underlying issue while helping to ensure your body is functioning at its optimal capacity. Give us a call today!