Headaches are defined as pain anywhere in the region of the head or neck. Headaches commonly occur when spinal bones in the neck do not support the head properly. A misalignment in the spine causes irritation to the surrounding nerve structures and can interfere with the flow of nerve energy throughout the body. Stress and bad posture can easily lead to tension headaches and often is the cause of chronic migraines.
Headaches are a common reason for people seeking chiropractic care. They are commonly seen among those with office jobs who are subject to prolonged sitting. Headaches affect your productivity at work or home as well as compromise your personality. They can result in long-term damage both mentally and physically.
Tension headaches are the most common headache but other types of headaches include: migraine and cluster headaches, stress headaches, anxiety related headaches, neck pain related headaches or cervicogenic headaches. All of these result in pain to the neck and head region and can affect your body’s ability to optimally function.
Headaches can Cause Debilitating Symptoms:
Many people think headaches are normal and just something that you have to deal with. But suffering from headaches is not normal. It is often a sign of nerve pressure or joint misalignment. This is why you need to have a chiropractic postural assessment to determine if something structural is the cause. Common symptoms include:
- Dull aching pain in head and muscle aches
- Pressure or pain in the front, top or sides of the head
- Chronic fatigue
- Irritability and disturbed concentration
- Sensitivity to light or noise
How does Chiropractic Help?
With chiropractic care, you get a natural approach for headache relief.
If you are tired of taking medications to mask the pain, then chiropractic care is for you! Whether you suffer from tension headaches, migraine headaches, cluster headaches, stress headaches, anxiety related headaches, neck pain related headaches or cervicogenic headaches, relief is possible.
If it is determined that you have subluxation after you are examined, we can use gentle and effective alignments to reduce these subluxations of the spine. Once stress is removed, the nerve will heal and the inflammation with reduce and help to decrease or eliminate your headaches! Along with chiropractic care, we also offer massage therapy. Massage therapy can help to relax the muscles in the shoulders and the neck that can also help to reduce tension headaches due to stress or repetitive daily motions. Many patients benefit from having both services are part of their care program.
With our experience in alleviating neck pain and headaches, you are sure to find your symptoms decrease after a few sessions.