The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that headaches are one of the most common disorders of the nervous system. According to statistics, more than 45 million Americans suffer from headaches each year.

Depending on the type of headache, the severity and frequency will differ, as well as the treatment that is the most effective. Many people find that taking over-the-counter medications works to relieve the headaches, but they also continue to experience headaches on a weekly or even daily basis.

This is because there might be a deeper, underlying issue that needs to be addressed.

There are some very important questions needing to be answered about your headaches in order to understand what might be causing them.

What time of the day are you experiencing the headaches? Where that you are feeling the pain and pressure?

Do you have an aura with the headaches? Does light make the headache worse?

Have you ever been in a motor vehicle accident?

The answers to these questions can provide valuable information to health care professionals so they can best assist you in correcting the cause of your headaches.

In order to really correct the cause and eliminate your headaches, poor posture, spinal misalignments and muscle tension might need to be addressed. Oftentimes, headaches are accompanied by neck pain, jaw issues, muscle tension and poor posture, all of which chiropractic care has been shown to improve.

According to a study by Foley and Tew, more than 38 million patients are seen by chiropractors each year for headaches.

Chiropractic care to correct misalignments in the spine can help to reduce neck pain, muscle tension, poor posture and headaches. Correcting misalignments in the spine, also known as subluxations, allows your body to function properly once it is relieved of nerve irritation.

Chiropractors address the cause of your symptoms, providing better, longer-lasting results than just masking symptoms with pain medications.

If you are suffering from headaches, call a chiropractor to see how chiropractic care might benefit you, naturally.

Trent Leisey, D.C. is co-owner of Better Life Chiropractic and is advanced proficiency certified in Torque Release Technique.