One of the conditions my Franklin, TN Chiropractic office specializes in treating are Headaches. A lot of time headaches and neck pain go hand in hand, but I also have just the headache sufferers. Every week I have multiple new patients come to my office looking for help and relief. A common misconception that I hear week end and week out are that headaches are normal. I’m writing this blog to tell you that headaches are by no means normal! Headaches are very common, but not normal. There is a difference.
Most of the time I am not the first health care provider in the Franklin area they have visited. They have gone to their medical doctor and usually been prescribed some form of medication for their headaches. For many taking medication to mask the symptoms of the problem instead of correcting the underlying cause of the problem causes concern. They don’t want to have to live their lives dependent on a drug to get them by. Plus, they worry about harmful side effects of long term drug use. Some try Botox treatments and a new practice I’m seeing more of is the piercing of the ear to alleviate headaches. The challenge with all these treatments are that they are an outside in approach to health. Instead of fixing the problem you’re putting a foreign substance in their body to mask the pain/symptom. All true healing comes from inside the body.
In the United States, over 15% of all adults complain about headaches and migraines. This is a huge number of people who experience headaches! No wonder so many people believe that headaches are a normal part of life. I’m here to tell you that they are not and if you fall into the 15%, it’s time to try something different.
Specific Chiropractic adjustments are all about removing interference to your nerves so your body can handle the stresses of daily life better. Most of my Franklin, Cool Springs and Brentwood patients who come to me for headaches spend a majority of their day seated in front of a computer. Day after day they place their necks in stressful positions looking at a computer screen all day. This stress adds up and produces headaches and often neck pain. They are constantly trying to stretch out their necks to relieve the pressure and tension. Sometimes this buys them a little relief but never lasts long. That’s where specific chiropractic adjustments come in. You can’t stretch away a structural problem. If the bones of your neck are not moving correctly resulting in increased pressure and tension in your neck and head you need a chiropractor to restore proper motion.
If you’re reading this, suffer from headaches and looking for another approach it’s time to give Chiropractic a try. It’s time to see if you have a structural problem in your neck that could be the cause of your headaches. Give my office a call! We’re conveniently located in Franklin and specialize in Headaches and Neck pain. We look forward to hearing from you and introducing you to another way!