Headache Treatment: The Role Of Chiropractors


Chiropractic is a philosophy of health care that believes in restoring the body to function in the way it was originally designed to function. The emphasis is on the body's ability to heal itself. There are also exercise recommendations, physical therapy and rehabilitative activities. It is also considered to be useful from the prevention point of view.

It is postulated that headaches are caused by poor neck posture which may be caused by sitting in front of a computer for a long duration of time, bending your neck forward while reading, or by slouching in a chair or couch. Hence, it is imperative that a proper neck as well as overall body posture should be maintained to avoid any such problems.

Chiropractic, since concerned with the affairs of the nerves and connective tissues, has been found to be particularly effective in the treatment of headaches. But what is first essential is to first ascertain the kind of headache the patient is suffering from. This treatment is most helpful in conditions where there has been found to be a misalignment of the neck or the cranial region.

Chiropractic is most effective in treating headaches which are caused due to auto injuries, sinus difficulties or any neck-related symptoms. About 80% of the people receiving chiropractic treatment report a slight to complete improvement in their headache.

Though a well implemented treatment, chiropractic has to be done under the supervision of an expert, to avoid any further misalignment of the spine.