Headaches: Just Because They're Common, Doesn't Make Them Normal!

Published July 3rd, 2018 by Dr. Hoder

You probably have the common belief that everybody suffers from headaches. They are normal, right? Some headaches are dull, others are throbbing, and some are debilitating. Some headaches occur on only one side of the head, others can be so severe they produce light and sound sensitivity or nausea.

While that may be common, it's definitely not normal.

Three of the most common types of headaches are:

  • Cervicogenic headaches: These headaches are often a result of poor posture, functional or structural changes to the shoulders and neck or whiplash. They frequently cause pain behind the eyes and in the forehead.

  • Migraine headaches: Migraines can be triggered by many factors including smoke, certain foods, wine, stress or hormonal changes, and weather. They also tend to be more common in women than in men. 

  • Tension headaches: Muscle tension in the shoulders, neck, or head, as a result of emotional stress cause these headaches. They can become constant when muscles fail to relax.

Most people reach for an over the counter pain reliever when headache pain makes itself present. Some migraine sufferers even take daily medications that are designed to prevent a headache from starting. However, some of these medications can result in unwanted and potentially dangerous effects.

Chiropractic Care and Headache Relief

Chiropractors are often believed to provide relief for back and neck pain, but many of our patients find relief from chronic headaches when they seek out chiropractic treatment. Our goal is to find the underlying spinal issues a patient might have that are causing headaches. This can include slight misalignments, loss of the proper cervical curve, or even be the effects of spinal decay. 

If you are experiencing chronic headaches and are looking for a non-invasive, natural form of therapy, contact us. We want to help you reach your fullest health potential!

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