woman suffering from severe headacheHeadaches are one of the most common maladies we suffer, with as many as 90% percent of Americans reporting headaches at some point in their lives. Although over-the-counter and prescription headache treatments may temporarily relieve the pain of headaches, neither of these solutions gets to the root cause of headaches, which is often much deeper.

It might not shock you that many patients who come and see me at my chiropractic clinic in Austin tell me they get headaches, given the statistics above. But what might come as a surprise is that chiropractic adjustments can not only provide immediate relief of headache pain, but your chiropractor can actually help you eliminate what’s causing your headaches for good.

What Causes Headaches?

The good news is that only a small percentage of headaches are caused by an underlying disease, so you probably don’t need to worry about something bigger, even if you get headaches frequently. The bad news is that there are so many other potential headache triggers, it is be difficult to pin down which specific one is causing your headaches.

How Can I Chiropractor Help?

Although going to see a chiropractor in Austin might not be your first inclination the next time you have a headache, it can actually be your best move. Chiropractors like me can not only give you spinal adjustments for immediate relief of pain and discomfort from headaches, but can work with you to adjust your posture, diet, exercise and manner of relaxation to avoid headaches in the future.