Causes of Headaches (Triggers)
Headaches have many causes or "triggers." These may include foods, environmental stimuli (noises, lights, stress, and more) About 95 percent of headaches are primary headaches, such as tension, migraine, or cluster headaches. The greatest majority of headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck.
Today, Americans engage in more sedentary activities than in the past. More hours are spent in one fixed position or posture (such as sitting in front of a computer, texting, and more) This can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck, upper back, and scalp, causing your head to ache. Call Heartland Family Chiropractic, PLLC to learn more.
Headaches and Migraines
If you have a headache, you are not alone. Nine out of 10 Americans suffer from headaches. Some are occasional, some frequent, some are dull and throbbing, and some cause debilitating pain and nausea.
What can you do when you suffer from a pounding headache? Do you grit your teeth and carry on? Lie down? Pop a pill and the pain goes away? There is a better alternative.
Research shows that spinal adjustment may be an effective treatment option for tension headaches and headaches that originate in the neck.
A 2014 report in the Journal of Manipulative and Physiological Therapeutics found that chiropractic care, including spinal adjustment, improves migraine and cervicogenic headaches. (Originating from the cervical spine or other anatomical structures in the neck, such as nerves or muscles: cervicogenic headache).
Tired of hurting and being in pain? Call our chiropractic team today for the health of it.
When you choose Dr. Adam T. Fulkerson, DC at Heartland Family Chiropractic, PLLC the cause of your condition will be identified by a thorough physical examination, detailed history, and digital x-rays if determined necessary.
Once the cause is determined, Dr. Adam T. Fulkerson, DC will decide if you are a candidate for chiropractic care. If you are indeed a candidate a care plan will be developed for your condition.
Common chiropractic treatment options often include chiropractic adjustments, myofascial release, and traction therapy to help relieve pain. Stretches and spinal corrective exercises may also be recommended to help relax muscles and improve flexibility.
Contact our team at (270) 234-8880 to schedule an appointment today.