Chronic headaches and migraines affect a large portion of the adult population in the United States, and there are a myriad of potential causes behind them. At Edmark Family Chiropractic in Lake Stevens, WA, we help patients identify the root cause of their headaches and find solutions for them. Dr. Kurt Edmark has extensive experience using chiropractic techniques to improve the health and wellness of his patients.
What causes headaches?
There are a variety of factors that can cause headaches, both acute and chronic. Some of the most common include poor health habits, tension and stress, underlying illnesses, and environmental factors. People who spend a lot of time looking at screens are especially prone to headaches from eye strain and head craning. The spinal misalignment resulting from poor posture leaves people especially vulnerable to headaches and migraines. When you visit Edmark Family Chiropractic of Lake Stevens, WA, Dr. Edmark can examine your habits and health history. With this information, he can help you identify and treat the underlying cause of your headaches.
How to Prevent Headaches
Not all headaches are preventable, but many are. The primary way to prevent headaches is to maintain healthy habits. This means drinking enough water, practicing good posture, and minimizing screen time and other eye strain. Get enough quality sleep every night, and minimize habits like smoking and caffeine. If you have any underlying health conditions, be sure to keep up with the necessary healthcare routines. The best way to avoid headaches is to avoid the factors that contribute to them. When you come in for a visit with Dr. Edmark, he'll be able to give you more personalized tips on preventing headaches.
How can a chiropractor help remedy headaches?
There are a variety of treatment options available to remedy persistent headaches. The best option for you depends on the underlying cause. For example, those suffering from headaches related to posture may benefit from spinal adjustments. If a patient's headaches are related to food sensitivities, they may need nutritional testing and advice. No matter the source of your discomfort, you'll be pointed in the right direction when you visit Edmark Family Chiropractic.
If you'd like Dr. Edmark's help with your chronic headaches, contact Edmark Family Chiropractic of Lake Stevens, WA, today. He'll be able to pinpoint the source of your discomfort and design a custom treatment plan to remedy it. Simply call our office at (425) 397-4900 or schedule an appointment online by following this link. We look forward to hearing from you!