Just about everyone experiences the occasional headache. Because they’re so common, they’re easy to ignore. If, however, you are experiencing headaches frequently or on a regular basis, it is your body’s way of letting you know that something isn’t right. Chronic headaches are a strong indicator that something is wrong, so they are not something that should be ignored.
Headaches Are a Warning
If the smoke alarm goes off in your home, what would you do? You’d probably get out of your home as quickly as possible and call 911. Even if the alarm just starts chirping to indicate that the battery is getting low you’d probably address the problem right away.
Think of headaches like a smoke alarm. If you’re experience frequent headaches, it’s like the chirping smoke alarm letting you know that something isn’t right. Chronic, severe headaches are more like the alarm actually going off – a warning signal that should not be ignored.
When our bodies give us warning signals, they are often easy to ignore. Because we’re so busy with our day to day lives, we don’t always pay attention to little warning signs. While most of us pay attention to warning signs from our home, like smoke alarms and security alarms, and our vehicles (those lights on the dash), we aren’t so in tune with the most important signals of all – the ones from our body.
Aching neck muscles and clicking sounds when you turn your head are warning signs. When you start experiencing headaches, the signal is getting louder. The signal isn’t the actual problem. Rather, it is merely a sign of an underlying problem. So when you take a pain reliever to quiet down the warning, you are typically doing nothing to address the actual problem.
If you’re experiencing headaches on a weekly or even daily basis, it’s a strong indication of a serious underlying issue. Experiencing the occasional headache and taking a pain pill generally isn’t an issue, but when they become a part of your normal routine, an underlying health condition is likely present.
Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs. If you have headaches on a regular basis and you find yourself constantly reaching for the pain relievers, make a phone call to WellCore Health and Chiropractic for headache relief in Hillsboro. Give us a call now at 503-648-6997 to schedule your appointment.