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There is No Such Thing as a Normal Headache

Posted: November 27, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

Headaches may be a common experience, however they are not normal.  Every headache has a reason or a cause.  Unfortunately the most common way of dealing with a headache is to mask the pain with medications.  There is a very large market of headache medications, very powerful drugs that do not get to the root of the problem, only numb the nervous system so the pain cannot be felt.  While most headaches are not normally a sign of anything major, pain is your body’s way of saying that something is not right! Your Edmonton chiropractor can help you find the cause of your headache to not only relieve the pain, but keep it from coming back.  Contact us at 780-430-7549.
So what are some causes of headaches?  Mild headaches can be cause by the “morning after” excess smoking, drinking or eating the night before.  Others can be caused by eye strain, hunger, improper lighting, constipation, daily pressure, excessive noise, hormone imbalance, just to name a few.  In some rare cases, headaches can be the result of a much more serious issue.  Your South Edmonton Chiropractor will conduct an examination to help determine the cause of the headache.  By finding the root cause and addressing it, your Edmonton Chiropractor can help keep your headaches from coming back. 
Chiropractors are aware that headaches are the body’s way of alerting us that there is muscle tension and irritation of the nerves and blood vessels in the neck.  Physical, emotional and chemical stress can cause the cervical vertebrae (neck bones) to become misaligned.  This misalignment can cause the nerves in the neck to become irritated, or even cause minor constriction in some of the vessels that supply the blood to the brain, causing headaches.  After your examination, your Edmonton Chiropractor can remove this interference, thus relieving the headache.  For more information www.whitemudchiro.com.
Every individual and every headache is unique.  Some individuals may experience relief quickly, while others may experience a decrease in symptoms over time.  Chiropractic is not aspirin, your body may take time to readjust.  Just like going to the gym once, doesn’t get you in shape, it can take time to get your body to heal.  Your health is your South Edmonton Chiropractor’s number one goal and may offer special instructions or recommendations for your headache. If they are unable to find the cause of your headaches, they will refer you to a specialist, that can work with them.  Remember headaches may be common, but are not normal!  Get your neck checked by your Edmonton Chiropractor today 780-430-7549.

 


Seasonal Affect Disorder and Chiropractic

Posted: November 3, 2014
By: Whitemud Crossing Chiropractor

As winter approaches, many people can start to feel SAD, or seasonal affect disorder.  This can be very common here in Alberta as we have long nights and while our days can be sunny, they are often short or too cold to go outside.  There are quite a few people that suffer with SAD that don’t even realize it.  Symptoms of SAD include lack of motivation, disturbed sleep patterns, change of appetite, and some experience muscle tension, headaches and back aches.  Besides moving to the tropics for the winters, your Edmonton chiropractor has a few tips that you can do to help enjoy winter again.
One of the best things you can do is to get out and enjoy the outdoors!  There are lots of enjoyable winter activities that you can partake in such as skiing, snowshoeing, sledding and so much more.  Getting outside and experiencing winter is an excellent way to combat SAD.  Some winter activities are more ambitious than others, be sure to book your appointment with your South Edmonton Chiropractor to keep your body in shape from any falls or spills that you might experience.  Don’t forget about your Edmonton Massage Therapist who can help work out those tight and sore muscles so you can enjoy your favourite sport again!  Call today at 780-430-7549.
We understand that not everyone is an outdoor enthusiast.  There are still things that you can do to enjoy the winter season.  Some evidence has shown that lack of Vitamin D in the winter months can contribute to SAD.  Vitamin D is made naturally by our bodies when exposed to sunlight; however in the winter months, with the short, cold days, often we do not receive enough.  Your Edmonton Chiropractor can give your more information about Vitamin D and its benefits, including reducing inflammation and increasing the immune system.  Check out whitemudchiro.com for more information.
And of course keeping up with your chiropractic adjustments will help keep you feeling energetic throughout the winter season. Your Edmonton chiropractor can not only keep headaches, neck pain, and back pain under control, they can keep you feeling healthy and happy throughout the winter season.  Chiropractors ensure that the nervous system is functioning at its best, SAD is a form of stress that can cause subluxations or blockages in the nervous system, causing you to feel tired or depressed.  Your South Edmonton Chiropractor can keep your nervous system free of these subluxations, allowing you to feel like yourself throughout the dark winter months.  Call 780-430-7549 for your appointment today!