Life can be busy and stressful. Sound familiar? If so, you may have an increased likelihood of developing headaches that start to become more frequent and severe. It could be related to a lack of quality sleep, nutritional challenges, or even postural issues that contribute to a vicious cycle of daily headaches. These chronic headaches are a good indication that your body needs attention.
Why it Matters:
Daily headaches are a signal from your body that something needs to change. Depending on the foods you eat, the stress in your life, and even how you move your body and spine can in-crease or decrease the likelihood of experiencing headaches. While researchers have struggled to place an exact cause on every type of headache, they have discovered an array of risk fac-tors that can lead to chronic headaches.
• Your brain doesn't have any nerve fibers that transmit pain signals. Headaches are felt by the tissues that support your brain, head, and neck.
• Researchers have discovered a close link between what you eat, your stress and hormone levels, and how that can impact your chances of developing chronic headaches.
• A balanced diet, consistent sleeping patterns, and chiropractic care have all been shown to de-crease the likelihood of developing chronic headaches.
Daily headaches aren't something you "have to live with." Top research publications have found chiropractic care to provide 50% of more relief to headaches without the risky side effects typically associated with drugs and medications. To learn more, tune into our weekly video series, Research That Matters TV.
Dose-response and efficacy of spinal manipulation for chronic cervicogenic headache: a pilot randomized controlled trial. SPINE 2010