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Headache Treatment in Jacksonville, FL

Headaches and Chiropractic Treatment

A majority of the population today experiences primary, cluster, or tension headaches as well as debilitating migraines. In fact, studies have shown that nine out of 10 people in this country at some point develop a headache that varies in its duration and severity. While some people experience pain that is dull and infrequent, others suffer from discomfort that can only be described as throbbing and commonplace. One of the most common remedies that people utilize today to kill their pain involves taking over-the-counter medications. Other people lie down and take a nap or even try to ignore the pain altogether. 

However, scientific studies have shown that a more effective method of treating this condition could involve going through professional chiropractic care. One of the studies noted for these findings was published in 2001 by Duke University's Evidence-Based Practice Center, which is located in Durham, North Carolina. The study found that neck tension headache sufferers who underwent chiropractic care utilizing spinal manipulation experienced faster and longer lasting relief from their pain than those individuals who relied on traditional means of pain management like taking OTC medications or rest. 

As optimistic as these findings are Jacksonville Florida doctors and physicians elsewhere also recommend that people try to avoid headache triggers in the first place. They note that because people today are sedentary in both their professional and personal lives that they inadvertently put themselves at risk of developing head and neck tension. Their inactivity puts pressures on the joints and tendons in their head, neck, and shoulders. 

Likewise, another study published six years earlier in 1995 reported similar findings. This study, published by the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, reported that people who underwent professional chiropractic treatments enjoyed pain relief for up to four weeks without experiencing a relapse of their condition or having to pair their chiropractic treatment with conventional pain relief methods.

By following the tips below and lowering stress levels, people may minimize their risks for head and neck pain. They can also prevent a serious headache by maintaining a healthy glucose, or blood sugar level.

Common Headache Triggers...

  • Bright lights
  • Loud sounds
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Behaviors like excessive anger & hyperactivity
  • Insomnia
  • Strenuous exercise
  • High or low blood sugar

Avoid Head & Neck Pain by...

  • Taking a break every 30 minutes to roll and move their necks.
  • Do low-impact exercises like brisk walking or jogging to avoid putting stress on the neck and shoulder muscles
  • Avoid clenching teeth, which can cause stress to the joints and muscles in the head & jaw
  • Stay hydrated by drinking 64 ounces of water each day

Avoid Trigger Foods, such as...

  • Caffeine
  • High amounts of salt
  • Excessive sugar
  • Alcohol
  • Red meat
  • High Protein foods

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Seeing a Chiropractor

Along with following these healthy living and dietary tips, people can also avoid debilitating migraines and other headache type attacks by undergoing professional chiropractic treatments. People who have never before considered this option may wonder exactly what a chiropractor does and what remedies he or she can offer. 

Chiropractors have resources available to them that other medical practitioners may not have access to or know how to administer properly. One of the most common resources involves spinal manipulation, for example. Spinal manipulation involves maneuvering the vertebrae in the spinal column therefore restoring normal function to the spinal joints. This has a neurologic downstream effect by activating motion receptors and deactivating pain receptors. The chiropractor applies gentle pressure by hand; patients who undergo this procedure typically experience fast and long-lasting relief. It relieves the stress in the neck, shoulders, spinal column, and head, eliminating the need for OTC or prescription painkillers.

Along with performing spinal manipulation, chiropractors also can offer nutritional and lifestyle advice designed to prevent another headache bout in the near future. They can tell people how to stand or sit better at work to take the pressure off their joints and muscles. They can also recommend exercises, relaxation tips, and also ergonomic positions that will help keep pressure and stress off people's high-risk headache areas

Chiropractic Remedies for Pain

Chiropractors are specially trained to provide relief from conditions like migraines and the routine headache. They can help people improve their overall wellness and also assist individuals in becoming proactive in preventing debilitating conditions like pain and tension in their upper and lower backs, shoulders, necks, and heads. 

If you are suffering with headaches, neck pain, back pain etc… please do not hesitate to give our office a call. We here at North Florida Spine and Injury Center in Jacksonville, FL have been helping people escape their pain and realizing a more well-rounded and healthy lifestyle for many years. We would love to help you and your family.

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