Does your head ache? Discover how chiropractic care can help


(BPT) - Do you regularly experience headaches or migraines? You’re not alone. Headache disorders, including migraines, tension headaches and cluster headaches, are some of the most common nervous system disorders.

The World Health Organization estimates that about 40% of the global population suffers from headache disorders. Not only are headaches and migraines painful, but they can also be debilitating depending on the frequency and severity, impairing a person’s quality of life. In fact, migraines are the second leading cause of disability worldwide.

Prescription and over-the-counter medications offer temporary relief and may not be enough to manage reoccurring headaches and migraines. Luckily, there is another option that may help manage your headache disorders: chiropractic care. You may associate chiropractic care as a treatment for back pain, but it’s also a gentle, natural and non-invasive treatment that may help relieve the burden of headache disorders.

This June, in honor of National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, The Joint Chiropractic — the nation’s largest provider of chiropractic care — would like to raise public knowledge of these debilitating neurological conditions and share how to treat them. Read on to learn four ways routine chiropractic care can successfully reduce the severity and frequency of migraine headaches.

1. Improve nervous system communication

Chiropractic adjustments can improve spinal motion and facilitate optimal nervous system functioning and communication. As adjustments positively promote nervous system communication and function, the body has a better chance of fighting neurological disorders like headaches and migraines.

2. Reduce tension in the neck

When your spine can’t move as intended, the muscles surrounding it are also affected, increasing tension, which can cause or exacerbate headaches and migraines, especially tension headaches. By having a chiropractor treat your spine, the tension relief may help decrease the pain and discomfort of headache disorders.

3. Improved physical function and performance

A chiropractic adjustment can help improve your body’s physical function and performance. When your spine is aligned, you can exercise more effectively. So, what does that have to do with migraines? The American Migraine Association notes that regular exercise can help reduce the frequency of headache attacks.

How? Exercise can reduce stress and improve sleep. Stress and poor sleep are common migraine triggers, so anything you can do to improve stress management and sleep can help your migraine frequency in the long run. Prep your body with chiropractic care so you can exercise regularly and hopefully improve your headache-related health issues.

4. Decrease inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s natural way of protecting itself. However, chronic inflammation can easily induce a migraine or headache.

Inflammation is caused by chemicals in your body known as cytokines. When they build up, these chemicals can cause major issues. Thankfully, studies show that regular chiropractic adjustments might help reduce the production of cytokines. Not only does this reduce inflammation in the affected area but in other body parts as well, including your head.

Are you ready for relief?

This June, don’t let headaches and migraines keep you from leading your ideal life. Visit a Joint Chiropractic clinic to see how you may benefit from chiropractic care.

The Joint Chiropractic is known for its quality and affordable chiropractic care with its convenient retail setting and concierge-style services, including no appointments and no insurance hassles. For more information or find a clinic near you, visit To learn more about your first visit, go to