Nearly half the world’s population will experience some form of a headache through the course of a calendar year. For some people, the affliction goes beyond being a nuisance and end up affecting the quality of their life. What can be done, outside of pain medication, to find consistent headache relief?
What Causes Headache Pain?
The most common forms of headaches people experience are:
- Sinus Headaches — Occur due to pressure or infection within the sinuses.
- Tension Headaches — Caused by tightening in head and neck muscles.
- Migraines — Caused by a triggering of sensitive nerve endings in the brain.
Most doctors have a hard time pinpointing the root cause of tension and migraine headaches. They can’t tell why the nerve endings end up in such a sensitive state or why certain triggers, outline below, cause the tension in the neck and head muscles.
Common Tension Headache Triggers
- Medication withdrawal
- Weather changes
- Foods containing MSG
Tension headaches usually present as a squeezing pain sensation on either side of the head. Some people also experience aching in their shoulders and neck. Many of the above can also act as migraine triggers along with the items listed below.
Common Migraine Headache Triggers
- Bright lights
- Flashing lights
- Certain foods
- Estrogen level changes in women
- Certain medications
Most people start feeling the onset of a migraine during the evening. They may begin feeling sluggish or sleepy several hours before experiencing the first symptoms. The pain often starts around the eye, then spreads out to the temples and back of the head. Many describe it as a throbbing, pulsating sensation.
What are the Effects of Persistent Headache Pain?
Persistent headaches can cause people to withdraw from normal activities to avoid making their symptoms worse. That results in not interacting with their families due to the severity of their pain, causing them to lose out on valuable bonding time.
Migraine sufferers can end up calling into work or canceling other activities due to the severity of their condition. The pain can be debilitating enough to discourage individuals from driving out of fear of getting into an accident.
How Can Chiro Care Provide Headache Relief?
Our chiropractic clinic has helped longtime headache patients find long-term relief from their discomfort. One patient who had dealt with severe headaches for 40 years finally found solace from her constant pain after consulting with our chiropractors.
We did that by getting an understanding around what conditions brought about her situation and applying certain adjustments to “the atlas,” a particular region of the spine. The techniques used require no manipulations.
Applying these techniques helps patients survive contact with common triggers without experiencing a headache event. That’s because we take the time to understand you and map out treatments specific to your needs
What are the Benefits of Treatment?
Finding headache relief through our chiropractic treatments allow you to once again participate in valuable family time. You can get back to activities you enjoy without experiencing crippling pain. Imagine getting through your work weeks without calling in regularly.
Why not experience the benefits of chiropractic treatment for headache relief? Feel free to call The Wright Start Chiropractic to schedule an appointment. You can also fill out our online form.
We look forward to helping you live life on your own terms.