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Headache

Headaches & Head Pain Q & A

What are the primary causes of headaches?

 

  • Headaches are one of the most common medical complaints.

  • Triggers can include: stress, poor sleep habits, colds and flu, alcohol, loud sounds or bright lights, eye strain and food preservatives.

 

  • Often, chronic headaches are the result of neck or back issues: such as compressed nerves or referred from soft tissue tightness or inflammation.

 

  • Because the spine connects the back, neck, and skull, issues affecting the back and neck often have an impact on the head resulting in chronic headaches that can be difficult to get rid of without professional care and intervention.

 

  • Having a chiropractic evaluation is a good way to determine if neck or back problems could be causing your chronic headaches.

How does chiropractic treatment improve headaches caused by neck and back issues?

 

  • Chiropractic care relies on a thorough evaluation of your symptoms to ensure you get the most appropriate and most effective care.

 

  • Adjustments combined with deep tissue manipulation removes obstructions, helps restore alignment and promote healing to address the long term causes of your headache 

How can I prevent headaches from occurring in the first place?

 

  • Having regular chiropractic evaluations is important for ensuring your spine remains in optimal alignment despite the stresses and strains of everyday living. In addition, staying physically active, maintaining a healthy weight, getting plenty of rest and eating a healthy diet are also very important.