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 →
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 →
In our last blog we discussed some of the more common types of headaches, and some of the things that cause them. As we mentioned, many headaches are directly caused by subluxation and nervous system pressure. Spinal misalignments in the upper neck can cause pressure to your very delicate spinal cord and damage your health in many ways – even beyond pain like headaches. Your spine and nervous system are the foundation of your overall health – as always, with any persistent symptom, it’s essential that you make sure you’re subluxation-free. Only with full health and power in your body (delivered by a free and healthy nervous system) can you live your life at 100%, at your highest level! Continue Reading →
The head is one of the most common locations for pain. There are many, many different types of headaches, or cephalgia. Some headaches come regularly, almost as if following a schedule. Others are more random. Some are sharp, and others throb. Some headaches are associated with mental/emotional stress or tension. Others will let the sufferer know they’re coming, through some sort of unusual sensation or nausea. Some headaches are so severe that they seem to demand that the world STOP – that the only solution is to lie in a dark silence, waiting until the agony passes. Headaches can be a sign of a very serious problem, and they can be a tremendous interruption to the living of a whole and healthy life. Continue Reading →
Chances are if you’re like 95% of the population, you would have suffered a headache at some stage in your life. For those who only get headaches rarely, when they are sick, or self indulge, it is a problem that presents little interruption to your life and will cease once the aggravating factor is no longer present.
For others though, headaches and the more severe migraine, can be a regular, persistent and life affecting event. Migraines can cause people to loose days off work and even have trips to the hospital in extre Continue Reading →
Chiropractors keep referring to this big word, subluxation. What does it mean and how does its elimination so drastically benefit peoples lives
The scientific understanding of the word subluxation is described by the five components of the subluxation complex and all the big scientific alphabet soup words that that entails. Simply put, a subluxation is a complex of activities including altered movement, impaired nerve function, altered muscle and soft tissue function, and changes in bone architecture. Continue Reading →