Thrive Chiropractic, a Boise chiropractor near you, aims to find and address the underlining cause of the headaches. Pain relievers do not have to be the only solution. Chiropractic care can help headaches naturally. Chiropractic adjustments have fewer side effects and may provide longer- lasting relief than medications. Pain relievers only provide temporary relief. Pain relievers do not correct the underlying cause of the headache; rather they mask the symptoms and can adversely affect the liver or kidney.
Spinal bones in the neck that do not properly support the head often cause headaches. Oftentimes after an accident or injury or even poor posture over time the spine will shift out of alignment. Even lower back problems can cause headaches. When the lower back is not in alignment, the upper spine compensates causing the head to shift off center. Subluxations (bones that are stuck and not moving) in the neck and spine lead to a loss of function and to reduced communications between the brain and other parts of the body. Chiropractic adjustments improve spinal function, thus alleviating stress on the body’s system.