We all put up with occasional headaches, but a migraine is much more serious as it can bring your life to a screeching halt.
While most ‘answers’ to migraines are drug-based, at Hinterland Chiropractic we use the latest research to find the most effective strategies for patients enduring this debilitating problem.
What is a Migraine?
Migraines often come with warning signs – preceded by visual disturbances, tingling in a limb, or an ache beneath the eyes and forehead (Pain Med 2008; Epub). Then comes the main event, throbbing pain, nausea, light sensitivity and vertigo. Continue Reading →
Neck pain provides limited neck motion and makes your simple daily tasks difficult. There are approximately 70% of people who will experience neck pain during their lifetime. It is not surprising that with the advent of technology, many individuals tend to suffer from different kinds of pain and ailments. Working long hours using computers, tablets and cellphones, injuries, accidents and jobs activities that involve forward head posture are just some of the causes of neck pain. The Use of Smart phones particularly while texting places major stress on the neck.
One more detail about neck pain is how it is linked to Headaches. Research shows that there is a key correlation between neck pain and headaches. In fact, neck pain is found to be one of the symptoms in many types of headaches which can radiate pain to the head. Muscles which radiate pain from the neck can transmit this pain throughout the parts of the head. Certain regions of the neck are associated with specific pain patterns and headaches. This indicates that something is wrong and should be assessed. Continue Reading →
Occasional bouts of headache have been so ingrained in our daily routine that popping a pill becomes almost second nature to most of us. While popping pills to momentarily alleviate headache was never ideal to begin with, the real problem with painkillers lies with its long history of infectivity. And in some cases, its tendency to cause potential perilous side effects.
Treating persisting headache by popping painkillers ever so often has been typically compared to taping over the Oil-light of an automobile. This means that you are not actually correcting the existing problem, but merely choosing to the dull the symptom and totally ignoring the warning sign.
Fortunately, chiropractic care, which is an all-natural approach to optimizing the general well-being of the body, offers a safe and effective treatment to minimize and relieve headache.
What Causes Headache
Despite to what some people might believe in, not all headaches hurt the same way. In fact, people are most likely to experience different kinds of headache in a lifetime. But regardless if you are experiencing an episode of tension headache, migraine, cluster headache, sinus headache, rebound headache, or exertion headache, headache generally is symptomatic of other physiological irregularities. Continue Reading →
Pills, to some extent, are able to provide momentary relief from headache. And so most people have consciously built a habit of popping a pill the moment they feel the earliest signs of head discomfort.
While popping a pill is able to provide fast relief from headache, you are not actually treating the root of your discomfort, but merely numbing the symptoms.
Among the most common instigators of headache is stress that results from emotional anxiety. Quite luckily, this particular headache instigator can be easily be diffused even before it explodes, without relying too much on medication. To ward-off headache that results from emotional anxiety, try at least one of the following stress-busting techniques: Continue Reading →
Having a headache can be a very common experience for all of us. Then again, this is something that should not be overlooked especially if this becomes a chronic condition.
Headaches that seem to stick with you for extended periods can easily affect social activity, work performance, and other aspects of life in general.
Also, if not addressed effectively, these regular headaches may lead to more problems.
According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), migraine is among the top causes of years lived with disability around the world.
Top Causes Of Chronic Headaches
According to a Medical News Today article, 90% of all headaches are tension-type headaches. This headache is usually caused by the tightening of muscles in the face and neck. As reported in the Lancet Neurology, 3% of the general population has chronic tension-type headaches. People who suffer from this condition liken the pain to having a tight band or vice on the head. Continue Reading →
Traction is defined as, “…the act of pulling a body part.” Therefore, it is commonly used in many regions including legs, arms, low back, mid-back, and the neck. We will be limiting this discussion to cervical or neck traction, and the question of the month is, “…does it help patients with neck pain and headaches?” Though I’m assuming you already know, the answer is YES! You may want a little “proof,” so here it goes! Continue Reading →
Headaches are one of the most common reasons people seek chiropractic care. Many patients with headaches benefit significantly from adjustments made to the upper cervical region. So, the question is, how does adjusting the neck help headaches? To help answer this question, let’s look at a study that was recently published that examined this exact issue… Continue Reading →
Headaches are a very common problem that can have multiple causes ranging from stress to trauma. To make matters worse, there are MANY different types of headaches. One such type is the “cervicogenic headache” (others include migraines, cluster headaches, etc.).The main distinction between the symptoms associated with cervicogenic headaches and those associated with migraine headaches are a lack of nausea, vomiting, aura (pre-headache warning that a headache is about to strike), light and noise sensitivity, increased tearing with red eyes, one sided head, neck, shoulder and/or arm pain, and dizziness. The items listed above are primarily found in migraine headache sufferers. Continue Reading →