Anyone who suffers from headaches or migraines knows how drastically it affects the ability to think clearly, make decisions, and get things done. You may be able to get through ok with the occasional mild headache, but those who experience severe and frequent headaches know how debilitating it is.
What do you do when you get a headache? Do you lie down? Pop a painkiller? Research has shown that spinal adjustments and manipulation provided by a professional chiropractor can be an effective treatment for tension headaches or headaches caused by neck issues.
Types Of Headaches
Some of the different types of headaches include:
Tension headaches are the most common type of headache and usually characterized by a dull throbbing pain or pressure on both sides of your head. Triggers for tension headaches may include dehydration, poor posture, stress, poor sleep, and more.
Migraines are recurrent throbbing headaches characterized by intense pain and often accompanied by vomiting and nausea. Light and sound sensitivities are common as well. Triggers for migraines may include chemical imbalances in the brain, consumption of alcohol, or side effects of medication.
Cervicogenic headaches are headaches that develop in other parts of the body (usually the neck) or caused by other underlying conditions, but are felt in the head. Some underlying conditions that can cause cervicogenic headaches include sudden impact (like whiplash), infections, or high blood pressure.
These headaches typically arise from problems with the neck and are most likely to occur in people who strain their neck, like manual laborers, hairstylists, etc.…
Chiropractic Treatment Of Headaches
Many people consult their chiropractors for relief and treatment of their headaches.
Chiropractors are trained to assess, diagnose, and manage migraines and headaches, and recommend appropriate treatments. Treatments of the neck along with spinal adjustments and massage therapy have been proven to help relieve tension and reduce pain.
In addition to spinal adjustments, headache treatment also involves advice and guidance on healthy habits and practices you can do at home to reduce the risk or severity of your headaches. This can include nutritional advice, diet changes, posture, ergonomics (work posture), relaxation techniques, and exercises.
When you come in for your appointment, your chiropractor will take you through a comprehensive assessment to try and find the cause of your headache before recommending treatment.
At Daye Chiropractic, you’ll receive individual and personalized care, and treatment advice catered to your exact needs. If you’re suffering from frequent or severe headaches, contact us today and book an appointment.