Do you wake up with a headache?

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Do you suffer from throbbing headaches and wonder if it’s your poor sleeping habits?

Is that pillow you’re snuggling up to at night really providing the support that your sleepy head needs?

Did you know that if you suffer from frequent headaches you are not alone?  In fact the Huffington Post’s states, “…Migraines alone affect 9 percent of the U.S. population and costs $1 billion a year in direct medical expenses.”

Varying factors can trigger that pounding pain. It’s a knock not meant to ignore, but rather to get your attention. It’s your body’s way of telling you something is wrong and send some TLC. Next time your body hints at you with a pounding head pain, do a systems check. Ask yourself,

Am I dehydrated? Did I get sufficient sleep? Am I stressed? Is this genetics? Do I slouch?

So, you drank more water, and made a habit of turning off the t.v. and got more shut-eye. Maybe you’ve taken some yoga and feel a lot better generally, but still get headaches. You may need more than core strengthening.  Consider more seriously whether or not the next best step is seeing your chiropractor. How does chiropractic medicine help? Here’s how.

Chiropractic medicine specializes in the maintenance of the spine which, when not cared for can trigger painful headaches. Good news is a happy spine often means a thankful body.

In fact, SHP Rehab & Wellness Center, Inc. takes a full-body approach to helping our patients get the most out of their health care experience. Using specific physical therapy modalities to treat what ails you.

Along with massage therapy, our clients experience a retraining of all muscle to release stress that manifests in the form of inflammation. A comprehensive approach will make the most positive impact on posture and may rid you of those headaches once and for all. In fact, “In a small study, people with migraines who had six weekly massage sessions had less frequent migraines and better sleep during the massage weeks and the three following weeks than a control group.”

Next time you reach for the headache relief medicine, why not try a healthier approach that addresses the causes and not only the symptoms. We accept all major medical insurances plans. Call us @ 561-684-9200 to see how we can help you.

Source: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/30/headache-treatments_n_1064690.html

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