Join us Tuesday, March 5th at 5:15 PM
Symptoms or body signals are our body’s way of telling us that there is a deeper, underlying
problem. A headache, like any symptom, is essentially an alarm bell telling us that we need
to take action. Masking or covering up a symptom may give us temporary relief but it doesn’t
correct the actual problem. In fact it enables us to ignore the real issue as it gets worse over
People struggling with headaches will often turn to medication. Medication, while effective in
offering temporary relief, only masks the symptom and can produce serious side effects.
Possible side effects from medications prescribed for headaches can include the following:
nausea, vomiting, dizziness, drowsiness, diarrhea, heartburn, constipation, liver damage,
kidney damage, abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, dry mouth, tingling/burning sensations,
severe tightness in the chest, shortness of breath, vision problems or even vision loss, muscle
weakness, easy bruising, fluid retention, mood swings, weight gain, elevated blood pressure,
blood sugar problems, insomnia, artery damage, excessive hair growth, osteoporosis, fatigue,
memory problems, muscle twitching, confusion, anxiety, sensitivity to sunlight, leg pain, rash,
swelling. Oh and there is one more – HEADACHES.
No, that’s not a typing error. A possible side effect of medication given to stop headaches is
Seems like quite a bit of risk for something that doesn’t correct what’s causing the issue. Isn’t
it time we stopped chasing symptoms and start pursuing health? Join us Tuesday, March 5th
at 5:15 PM as Dr. Wade Parkhill walks us through the latest installment of the Body Signals
workshop series titled “No More Headaches”.
A 180 Wellness Chiropractic Patient Testimonial:
Chiropractic has helped me eliminate neck pain and constant headaches, increase mobility in
my neck and allow me to think about things other than holding my head up! Drs. Parkhill and
Wright understand that my treatment plan would not be a traditional one, as much of my spine
had been fused as an adolescent, but they felt confident that they could help me nonetheless.
And help they have! Living a life without pain is such a wonderful thing. I will be forever grateful
to Dr. Parkhill, Dr. Wright, and everyone at 180 Wellness.
- Laura Wheat
Mayor, Town of Westlake