Chronic Headaches Can Be Alleviated
April 20, 2016
Category: Chiropractor
Tags: headache  

Everyone has suffered through headache pain at one point or another – lying on the sofa, head throbbing, maybe even nauseated. But headachefor some Minneapolis, MN residents, this is an all-too- frequent and debilitating problem.

But what if there is a better, more effective way to alleviate chronic headache pain? What if someone has a better answer than over-the-counter medications? What if your chronic headaches can be alleviated once and for all?

Jill Hermen, DC, at Hermen Health in Minneapolis, MN believes your chronic headache pain can be alleviated in a more natural, holistic, permanent way.

She knows most headaches have independent causes. For example, migraine headaches are vascular headaches. Tension headaches are caused from muscle tension primarily in the neck muscles.

These types of headaches are known as primary headaches.

Headaches may be triggered by any of a number of factors, including but not limited to certain foods, environmental stimuli such as noises or lights, or certain behaviors such as over-exercise, teeth clenching or grinding. In fact, many people unknowingly grind their teeth while they sleep; this can trigger headache pain.

Dr. Hermen also knows there is a lot of research that has shown chiropractic care is not only effective in treating primary headaches, but many patients have found lasting relief from headache pain. In fact, according to the American Chiropractic Association( ACA), a 2011 study in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics (JMPT) "found that chiropractic care, including spinal manipulation, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches.”

Your Minneapolis chiropractor will likely employ several treatment strategies for your headache pain. First, because it is the primary treatment option in chiropractic medicine, your chiropractor will most likely suggest spinal manipulation in order to improve spinal alignment, reduce nerve irritation, improve blood flow, and relax muscle tension. Your chiropractor might also suggest other therapies along with spinal manipulation, including but not limited to trigger point therapy or massage.

Your chiropractor may suggest certain preventative measures for you as well, including but not limited to dietary changes, vitamin supplements, low-impact exercises such as walking (heavy or high impact exercise can trigger headaches) and stretching exercises.

Dehydration is thought to be a cause of headache pain, therefore your chiropractor will probably suggest you drink plenty of water to stay hydrated throughout the day.

If you are seeking a qualified, caring, experienced chiropractor in the Minneapolis, MN area, consider contacting Dr. Hermen, at Hermen Health. For more information call (612) 339-0149.