Chiropractic Care – A Natural Solution for Headaches

Chiropractic Care – A Natural Solution for Headaches

Woman holding her head in pain

Chiropractic care is a natural way to help treat and often remedy headaches. As reported by the American Chiropractic Association, approximately 14% of Americans currently receive chiropractic care to help reduce and eliminate their headaches. According to Dr. Jeffrey Robitaille of Robitaille Family Chiropractic in Rhode Island, about one in six Americans are plagued with chronic headaches. He sheds some light on six common misconceptions regarding headaches.

“Over-the-counter (OTC) medications treat the cause of your headache.” OTC medications treat the symptoms of the headache, not the root cause of it. If they treated the cause, the headaches would not return.

“Headache medications can’t harm you.” The exact opposite is true. The medications can actually cause side effects that are worse than the headaches themselves.

“Stress causes headaches.” Diverse sources approach this topic differently. Dr. Robitaille states that it is not stress that causes the headaches, but rather the way in which your body reacts to stress.

“Headaches go away on their own.” If the cause of the headache is not treated, the headache will not go away.

“All doctors know how to treat headaches.” There would not be so many people still suffering from headaches if this were true.

“Your problem is always where the pain is.” This is also not true. Cervicogenic headaches result due to tension in the neck and head muscles.

Headaches can interfere with daily life, especially when they are severe enough to be debilitating. This is why it is extremely important to diagnose and treat the true cause of headaches so that you can lead a more active and headache-free life.

Call the office today to see if you meet the criteria for a free consultation and how you can end your headaches naturally.