What You Should Know About Bad Headaches?
People struggle with an array of different types of headaches that range from inconvenient to immobilizing. It is estimated that over 28 million people suffer from headaches. Many of these people simply treat the symptom and not the source of their bad headaches.
Headaches can take a physical and psychological toll on your well being. Chiropractic care can help you assess where the source of your pain is coming from, and help you alleviate and possible end your headaches. A few of the more common headaches include:
Tension, or also known as stress headaches, are one of the
most common types of headaches. The severity of a tension headache can vary, but they are usually associated with a tight feeling around the neck and/or head. Stress can come from a variety of elements of our life, creating tension in our bodies that travels to the head causing headaches.
Migraines are often described as a chronic condition due to their frequency. At there worse they are a relentless source of pain that can be brought on by a variety of triggers such as food or stress. If you suffer from migraines you know that they can stop you in your tracks, making everyday routines exceedingly challenging.
Cluster headaches are commonly known to occur on a schedule. They typically happen for periods of time in a cyclical manner. The regularity of cluster headaches makes it challenging to carry on with life routines. They frequently can cause sharp pain in the eyes, shoulders or neck.
Head and Neck Trauma
Headaches can be caused from trauma that the body has experienced. For example, a car accident can cause whiplash that puts extra tension on you vertebrae due to the misalignment of your spine.
You may be one of the millions who reach for over the counter mediations such as ibuprofen. While taking ibuprofen or some sort of over the counter, or even prescription medication, can provide temporary pain relief, it may not address the problem, but merely mask it. This can cause a dependency that leads to overuse. When you overuse medication it can inflict damage on your body and actually cause more headaches.
Also, taking these medications can wreak havoc on organs such as the kidneys and liver leading to many medical issues including bleeding ulcers and even organ malfunction or failure.
As severe as these medical conditions can be, depression and anxiety can be as equally as debilitating. As we study and understand more about anxiety and depression we are learning that not only do they take a psychological toll, but also a physical one.
A chiropractic evaluation can address the source of your headaches. Chiropractic care can alleviate tension in the neck and stress in your body. A chiropractic consultation can alleviate your pain, finding the source of your pain, and putting you on a path for a headache free life.
Headaches Treatment Options
Headaches are the most common symptom that we treat in our office. There are many headaches treatment options available. The ProAdjuster/ Pulstar system we utilize has incredible accuracy in treating and objective finding to determine if your headaches are indeed related to your spine. In today’s busy world, we are on the go way too much. Researching headaches treatment options can be exhausting. The fact is there there are a lot of headaches treatment options. The hustle and bustle of daily life can be overwhelming. Often, people are so much on the run that they cannot have time for themselves. Headaches can arise when your stress levels are out of control. Learning to recognize when life is to much is a fantastic way to ward off headaches. Learning to rest, take a break, go for a walk and have some down time is great for your health. Often supplementation can help you relax. Vitamin C and calcium can have therapeutic relaxing effects on the body. Herbal teas can do the same. Monitor how much pain killers you take and notify your doctors. Headache treatment options can be researched online, or discussed with your primary care practitioner (PCP). Many PCP well versed on headache treatment options, some are not as well versed.