How To Get Rid of Headaches? Head over to Prosperity Chiropractic is what I say.
Headaches were just something I decided I had to live with. After seeing doctor after doctor, trying one medication after another, I just gave up on a pain free life. Everyday my daughter Betsy would ask me, “Do you have a headache?” She was trying to ascertain whether or not I would play a game with her, help her with homework, or what kind of a mood I was in. Then, when I would say yes, she would ask, “On a scale of 1-10 how bad is it?”
How sad. How terribly sad.
If I told her yes, I had a headache but it wasn’t very bad, she would get so excited because she knew I was able to function. 90% of the time when I had a headache I would push through it, work, play, work, clean, work. When my husband asked, “How can you do that with a headache?” My answer was always “I don’t have a choice.” And it’s true. If I let my headaches rule my life, I would never get out of bed, never enjoy my kids. Nothing ever helped me, so I sucked up the pain and did what I had to do.
I have been suffering with headaches for over 7 years. Not every day, but, every week, multiple times a week. I thought this was my life. I thought I was never going to get relief. It is hard to be a happy go lucky person when you feel like you have a vice grip on your head. It is hard to exercise when your head is splitting open, it is hard to do anything.
Several years ago I had someone tell me to go see a Chiropractor for my headaches. But, I didn’t know one, I knew nothing about chiropractic care so I just blew it off. Then, a few months ago, my headaches started getting worse, I couldn’t push through them and they lasted longer. Instead of two days at a time, it was three or four. During one of those weeks, I heard Dr. Kubricht from Prosperity Chiropractic speak. He said chiropractic care can help with headaches, but I didn’t stop to speak with him. The following week my headache came back with a force. I couldn’t work. I couldn’t play, I couldn’t walk my dogs, or cook dinner. I couldn’t do anything.
I finally called Dr. Kubricht and asked if he could help with headaches. He said, it depends, I asked how long it would take, he said he would have to do an exam to let me know. I met with him the next day and he did a thorough exam, took pictures of my posture, asked about the type of pain from my headaches, took x-rays and more. A very thorough examination. He told me to come back the next day in order to give him time to look over my x-rays and medical history and determine a plan of action.
When I returned the next day, he told me I was going to be a tough case. While I cannot fully explain what he told me, the gist of it was that I was out of alignment, therefore causing these headaches. He told me he could help me, it just wouldn’t be a quick fix. At this point, my head hurt so bad, I literally was ready to go to the emergency room. I could hardly understand what he said because my head hurt so badly. He asked if I was ready to start and I said yes.
He positioned me on the table and told me what he was going to do, and believe me, I was nervous. I had never had any chiropractic work before and then, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. And then he adjusted my neck. I stood up, looked at him and I had tears in my eyes.
My headache was gone. GONE.
I could not believe it. If he wasn’t a doctor, I would have hugged him (and I am not a hugger). After 7 days of a pounding headache, it was gone. Now, don’t get me wrong, I knew it was not going to be a one and done thing and it wasn’t. However, after 4 visits to Dr. Kubricht at Prosperity Chiropractic I was headache free for six weeks. SIX WEEKS. Do you know what kind of joy that brought to me? And in turn the joy it brought to my family and the people around me? I felt like I was a new person.
I continue to see Dr. Kubricht on a regular basis as I do believe, 100% what he is doing is helping my headaches. I am not one of those people who do not believe in regular medicine. You can bet I see my medical doctors on a regular basis, but chiropractic work is what has helped my headaches. As I am not versed in the world of chiropractic care, I asked Dr. Kubricht a few questions so that I could better understand what was happening and to learn a little more about chiropractic care.
Interview with Dr. Kubricht at Prosperity Chiropractic
What is a subluxation? A subluxation, at the most basic level, is a miscommunication between brain and body. Meaning, the nerve communication from the brain to cells/organs/limbs is not functioning properly. Sometimes a subluxation will cause a secondary condition (i.e. symptom) and sometimes the person can’t tell they have a subluxation. It is similar to a cell phone having 4 bars instead of 5, it works and you can’t tell anything is wrong. Then when it gets to 3 bars you start experiencing issues.
Why does chiropractic work on headaches? There are several ways chiropractic adjustments can help headaches. An adjustment can increase blood flow and nerve communication to and from the brain. Certain types of headaches can be relieved from a simple adjustment. Other types may need more intervention (corrective chiropractic care [improving posture and spinal curves], hydration, etc). The joints of the top four vertebra in the neck refer to parts of the head as well, so when there is a subluxation there it, will often cause headaches.
Why is chiropractic important for overall health? Chiropractic care improves overall nervous system function, which is vital to all aspects of homeostasis.
How does chiropractic care get the nervous system working? Chiropractic gets the nervous system functioning correctly several ways.
1. Adjustments – Chiropractic adjustments are used to restore mobility and alignment to joints and take pressure off the nerves as a result.
2. Postural Adjustments – Mirror image adjustments are used to restore posture. Posture is extremely important. People with poor posture have lower life expectancies, are more likely to go to a nursing home, have decreased grip strength (breakdown of the musculoskeletal system), more prone to hip fractures, decreased lung function, etc.
3. Traction – Traction is then used to restore the correct curves to the spine. As one loses their cervical curve, it stretches the spinal cord and puts pressure on the nerves. This stretching cause a change in pressure which has a cascading effect of decreased oxygen and energy available to nerve cells in the spinal cord. Eventually these cells will break down due to these deficiencies. In addition to this chemical change, forward head posture will increase the pressure on the intervertebral discs up to ten times the normal load. This will cause arthritic changes that can lead to a blown disc or a degenerated disc.’
In addition to chiropractic work, what are a few things should people be doing to keep healthy? Increasing water intake, exercise/move more and eat more fresh foods and less processed, think of the outside ring of the super market.
What is the biggest myth about chiropractic care? I think the biggest myth is that chiropractic cures people’s symptoms. It doesn’t. Nothing will cure someone other than the human body itself. All chiropractors do is eliminate nerve interference and allow the body to heal itself.
Are you ready to get rid of your headaches? Then, seriously, go visit Dr. Kubricht. He is one of the good chiropractors and truly cares about his clients. His staff, including Lona, will also help you feel more relaxed and a part of the family. Believe me.
The best gift I ever gave myself was going to Prosperity Chiropractic.
10210 Prosperity Park Dr #400
Charlotte, NC 28269
*All opinions expressed in the article are mine. Please do your own research prior to seeking any medical care.