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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.