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  • August 2017
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Headaches and chiropractic care

Are you one of the nine out of 10 people who suffer from headaches? If so you are certainly not alone. Headaches are very common, so much so that many people think headaches are just a normal part of life. They are not a normal part of life. They are a sign that something is wrong. Ninety five percent of all headaches are primary headaches, such as tension headaches, migraine or cluster headaches. Headaches can have many triggers or causes. Some of the more common causes or triggers to name a few are stress, food preservatives and alcohol. Two of the most overlooked causes of headaches are the malfunction or misalignment of vertebra or spinal bones in the neck and upper back, and also muscle tension in this same area.

Most of us lead a sedentary lifestyle spending too much time working on computers or spending many hours of the day on our cell phones. This lifestyle increases the stress in the neck and upper back. When vertebra in the neck and upper back lose their normal position motion sensitive nerves, blood vessels can be affected. When these nerves and related tissues are irritated or stretched headaches can occur. Aspirin and other medication may cover up the pain but does not correct the underlying cause.

Many people get relief and correction of the underlying problem with chiropractic care. With a chiropractic examination you will be accessed for various symptoms, such as reduced range of motion, spinal restrictions, muscle trigger points and muscle spasms. If these symptoms are present a spinal adjustment not only would help with your overall health but could also be very beneficial to relieving headache pain.

If you experience occasional or frequent headaches you do not need to suffer, call our office and get started with chiropractic care to eliminate the cause of your headache. 

Dr. Bradley P. Donnermeyer

Bradley Donnermeyer, D.C., is a board-certified chiropractor at Nussbaum Chiropractic. He enjoys working with the entire family to have a healthier lifestyle and become pain-free. He is also a certified medical examiner for DOT physicals. Nussbaum Chiropractic, 873 N. Casaloma Drive in Appleton. Call 920-734-2400 to get started on a better path to health!

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