Headache Pain Management with Napa Chiropractic Care

The United States collectively consumes several tons of aspirin each year, at a cost of over $100,000,000 mostly for pain relief. The headache is the most common type of pain. A headache is no simple complaint – there are numerous named varieties. One variety alone, the migraine, has five sub-varieties!

Headaches or migraines are frequently associated with disorders of the cervical spine. When the cervical vertebrae lose their normal position produce symptoms from a dull ache to throbbing pain. Of course there are other factors associated with headaches including stress, toxic fumes, certain foods and additives such as MSG, alcohol and caffeine. Scientists have identified over 300 causes for headaches.

Chiropractors successfully treat thousands of headache sufferer’s everyday. Chiropractic has such good success in the treatment of headaches because most headaches are either soft tissue or neuralgic in nature.

Here is some useful advice to help you prevent headaches:
Posture: Chest lifted shoulders relaxed, chin tucked in and head level.
Work: Avoid working with your head down for long periods. Stretch and change position frequently.
Sleeping: A down pillow or urethane molded pillow is best for most people.
Exercise: Keep your neck joints and muscles flexible and strong with correct neck exercises.
Relaxation: Recognize when you are tense. You may be hunching your shoulders without realizing it.