Everyone, at some point or another, has had a headache. A common course of treatment is to take an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory, which can give you some relief for a few hours before the headache returns. Many times; this isn’t a solution – it’s a temporary stop-gap.
If your headache is persistent and does not respond well to medication, the underlying cause could be related to misalignment of the cervical spine. This abnormal curvature could have many different causes – a recent car accident, a slip-and-fall, whiplash, stress, poor posture, trouble sleeping and others. Chiropractic has been known to help headache problems by solving the root of the problem and getting your spine back to its normal supportive state.
Different Types of Headaches
There are tension headaches caused by restrictions in the neck muscles supporting your head. These are generally caused by direct physical trauma, such as mentioned above – auto accidents, or milder, more persistent issues such as sinusitis. In the cases where the vertebral misalignment is the cause, a chiropractor is uniquely qualified to help the headache dissolve – instead of merely assuaging the symptoms.
Another type of headache comes from vascular, or blood vessel, issues. These tend to be persistent migraines, as well as cluster headaches. When you see a chiropractor, she will ask you questions regarding the origin and location of your headache, as well as any accompanying symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Vascular headaches tend to induce a throbbing sensation, whereas neck aches produce tension headaches. Neck vertebrae in an improper state can be solved by the techniques of chiropractic; it is a noninvasive method that has worked very well for numerous people.
While we can’t guarantee results, we have a high success rate with patients who get headaches. Give us a call. Let’s sit down and discuss your unique situation.