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Fairfax, VA Chiropractor Alleviates Headaches Naturally with Chiropractic

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					Headaches are a common occurrence that can throw one off their stride,
while a chronic headache, which is defined as one that lasts for 15 days
of one month and goes on for three months straight, can make it
impossible for someone to function. How many people suffer from this type
of pain? Over 80% of the world's population must deal with common
headaches each year while 5% experience chronic head pain. Although drugs
may be used to combat the pain, they don't really solve the problem.
Natural ReliefChiropractic treatment for headaches, including migraines,
is non-intrusive, safe and effective. Working with the patient and using
various analytical techniques, the chiropractor determines the cause of
the headache and rather than simply treating the symptoms, which is what
pain relievers do, they focus on alleviating the cause. Often the cause
of a headache will involve nerves or muscles that have been compromised.
However, other factors including environmental, dietary, social and
behavioral situations may have to be addressed in order for the patient
to remain pain free. Finding and Neutralizing TriggersOne aspect of
chiropractic therapy focuses on identifying and neutralizing triggers. A
trigger is an activity, situation or food that may act as a catalyst for
a patient's headaches. Discovering the trigger is essential in finding a
cure for the pain. Some headache triggers include:• Any type of stress-
-emotional, physical or mental.• Poor posture.• Sudden changes in
weather.• Odors.• Extreme emotions, either pleasant or unpleasant.•
Exposure to nitrite compounds, which are in processed meats and specific
medications.• Monosodium glutamate (MSG), which may be found in soy
sauce, meat tenderizers and various processed foods• Foods that contain
high amounts of tyramine, which is an amino acid, such as cheddar cheese,
chocolate and pickled products. • Exposure insecticides, cleaners and
other household poisons.Although it is often impossible to totally limit
exposure to many of the items listed above, moderating it can make a big
difference. Patients who get headaches from the above substances or
situations will find that symptoms and intensity vary from person to
person. Does Chiropractic Work?The Duke University Evidence-Based
Practice Center in Durham, North Carolina released a report based on
headache research that said, "spinal manipulation resulted in almost
immediate improvement for those headaches that originate in the neck, and
had significantly fewer side effects and longer-lasting relief of
tension-type headache than commonly prescribed medications." In addition,
there are other studies, including one published in the Journal of
Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics, revealing that those with
tension headaches who received chiropractic treatment experienced
benefits four weeks after stopping treatment. This was not the case with
drug therapy. Headaches related to stress, tension headaches and
migraines have all been relieved and cured by chiropractic methods. The
ProcessIn the Fairfax office of Dr. Hegazi, the process for relief
involves a physical examination, lifestyle evaluation and analysis of all
factors including physical, situational and psychological. Concept
Chiropractic and Rehab offers a complete evaluation of each patient's
headache pain. In this way, they work towards offering a solution that
will be effective for the long term.

				
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