Posts for: March, 2019
Has your headache pain become so frequent that it regularly impacts your daily life? Are you confused about why you experience headaches and unsure on how to resolve them? At Advanced Physical Health in Columbia, MO, Dr. Sylvie Carpentier, Dr. Matthew White, and Dr. Monique White are the board-certified experts on chiropractic care and headache relief. Don't suffer—read on to learn how you can reduce your headaches and live a fuller life!
A common problem
The Canadian Chiropractic Association says that headache pain regularly plagues millions of people in North America. According to their report, 37 percent of women suffer tension headaches, while about half of that percentage applies to men.
Other kinds of headaches include:
- Migraines, with their characteristic light sensitivities, nausea, and long-lasting throbbing pain.
- Cervicogenic Headaches, which most likely arise from misalignments and muscular tension associated with the neck.
- Cluster Headaches, a type more common to men that causes stabbing pains often precipitated by weather changes or poor sleep habits.
Unfortunately, the genesis of these episodic-to-chronic discomforts can be difficult to pinpoint. That's where your Columbia chiropractor comes in!
When you come to Advanced Physical Health, your chiropractor will discuss your headache symptoms with you and perform a complete review of your complete medication/medical history to determine which conditions which could be contributing to your headaches.
Additionally, because chiropractic care focuses on your spinal health, they will also investigate your spinal function from the cervical spine through the thoracic area, and then all the way to the lumbar and sacral region. Afterward, you will receive a care plan that targets the therapies specific to conditions uncovered upon examination, including the sources of your headache.
Your headache care plan
All chiropractic care takes a hands-on, holistic approach to heal your acute/chronic issues and to promote an ongoing level of health and well-being. As such, you and your chiropractor will work to identify possible headache triggers and to create habits which limit them.
For instance, simple stretching on a daily basis takes blood and nutrients to muscles and nerves, allowing your spine to function at its best. Adequate hydration and nutrition are essential, as is proper posture, particularly in the cases of cervicogenic headaches. During treatment, your chiropractor will correct any subluxations in your spine and may also add massage therapy or even acupuncture treatments to keep you feeling healthy and functioning well.
Find out more
The professional team at Advanced Physical Health encourages routine chiropractic examinations and adjustments to optimize spinal health. For more information on what you can do to be headache-free, call our office for a consultation: (573) 446-2242.