Adult or Teenage Headaches may be the result of car accidents, sport injuries or falls. This jarring to the spine can cause the bones in your spine to lose their normal position resulting in a mechanical pinching of the nerve. Chiropractic care should be the first choice.
The chemistry balance of the body could be another cause. Hormone imbalance or nutritional imbalance can be a contributing factor to headaches. Chiropractors are trained in nutrition, and can order blood work and make nutritional recommendations. We also refer you to the appropriate specialist if we’re unable to resolve your headaches.
Lifetime headaches may have originated from birth, especially if it was a traumatic delivery. Birth trauma can cause a mechanical pinching of the nerves. Treating a mechanical problem with chemicals gives temporary relief. Chiropractic care helps eliminate the mechanical pinching.
BEHIND THE EYES” MIGRAINE
Migraines are one of the most difficult things to diagnose because they can have a variety of causes and an equal number of prospective treatments. Migraines can be due to:
- the body’s inability to remove toxins
- pinched nerve
Chiropractors are trained in helping the above. Often what people call migraines are just severe headaches. Whether you’re experiencing true migraines or a severe headache, chiropractic is a good starting point to determine if there is a spinal misalignment causing or contributing to your migraines. Though true migraines may have a variety of triggers and causes, starting with the most conservative care first just makes sense.
CONSTANT THROBBING PAIN
These headaches can come on quickly and not go away, or get worse gradually. They can be caused by a variety of factors including cardiovascular problems, muscle tightness, bad posture, bad sleeping habits, poor nutrition, etc. They may be a combination of several of these. The one thing most headaches have in common is that your body is trying to tell you something is wrong and it is having difficulty getting it right. You can take care of it now or hope it goes away, but in most cases waiting only makes the underlying problem worse.
Chiropractic is a conservative way of treating headaches without drug side effects.
QUICK INTENSE PAIN
Headaches of sudden onset can often be traced to a source such as bright light, cold foods or overworked arms and shoulders. These types of causes are generally not concern for alarm and, if the source is removed,the headaches go away. Sudden-onset headaches can also occur when you turn your head, lift something you’ve lifted many times before, or something as simple as exercise. This type of onset generally indicates something more serious may be wrong—cervical misalignment or cardiovascular problems.
While a common belief is that everyone has headaches, you really shouldn’t. Headaches are a symptom from your body saying that something isn’t right and you owe it to yourself to find out what is causing them.