Headaches can happen for many different reasons. Stress, fatigue, TMJ, and posture-related neck strain are all leading reasons for headaches today. Tension headaches may happen for an obvious reason, but migraine headaches may not have a clearly identifiable cause. In some cases, headache sufferers can identify certain headache triggers. If patients make an effort to gather as much information as possible about their headaches, it can help the chiropractic care provider in creating an effective treatment plan. Headache sufferers should always note the time of day, the atmospheric conditions, and their physical location when a headache begins. It is also helpful to note any unusual activity that may have occurred just prior to the headache. Headache sufferers should also let the chiropractor know about any medications that they're currently taking, as this can be a potential cause of the headaches.
Tension headaches are the most common kind of headache. They can start slowly, often with a dull aching sensation in the back of the eyes. Once the pain sets in, it can be hard to get rid of. Thus, avoidance of the tension headache onset is very important. Since the cause of tension headaches is often poor posture, the treatment will often start with a spinal alignment. This corrects the spinal position and allows the patient to adopt proper posture. This, in turn, can often reduce tension headaches dramatically or even eliminate them entirely.
Migraines can be more challenging than tension headaches, but that doesn't mean they can't be beaten. The chiropractor can help with migraines through spinal adjustments and targeted movements. Additionally, the chiropractic care provider can often analyze a patient's current lifestyle and habits to help them create a new plan for avoiding migraine triggers.
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