Do you have a headache that never seems to end? You may feel like a tight band is around your head and you have a dull ache behind your eyes. Do you just grit your teeth and take a pill? These symptoms are far more common than you would think. Just what is the cause of this kind of headache, and will a chiropractic adjustment help it go away?
First, a chiropractor understands that a common cause of tension headaches is subluxations (vertebrae in the spine have become partially dislocated) in the upper back and neck. Some people only experience pain in a portion of their head or behind their eyes. Others may have a pounding sensation inside their whole head or nausea. The pain may be dull or sharp and may last from a few minutes to a few days. Each person may react a little differently, but the cause remains the same. A chiropractic adjustment is a realignment of the spine to move the vertebrae back into position, allowing the body to heal itself.
So, yes, chiropractic adjustments are effective for treating tension headaches. But how often should you get a chiropractic adjustment, you may be wondering. One or two adjustments may be all that is needed in your case. Or it may take a series of treatments over a few weeks or even months. Each patient’s case is unique and requires a thorough evaluation before a course of chiropractor adjustment therapy can be determined.
Anxious about how often should you get a chiropractic adjustment? Call McKim Chiropractic for more information about how a chiropractic adjustment can help you and to schedule an appointment with one of our chiropractic doctors. Our licensed and certified staff is committed to helping the residents of Boise, ID, Nampa, ID, and Caldwell, ID reach a pain-free life!