Headaches can cause excruciating pain and discomfort, especially for those who experience them on a regular basis. They most commonly occur in adolescents and adults; however, they can occur in individuals of any age. Headaches will cause extreme discomfort in the neck, scalp, or head which is usually directly corresponding with muscle tightness in those same areas of the pain.
Common Causes of Headaches
Any activity forcing the head to be held in one, unmoving position for prolonged periods of time can cause a headache. Normal, daily activities that force the neck into a static position include computer work such as typing or any similar type of fine work with the hands like using a microscope.
Headaches commonly occur when the scalp and neck muscles of the upper torso become inflamed, tense, or contract. These painful muscle contractions can be the body’s response to depression, head injuries, stress, or anxiety. Several studies have proven the validity of chiropractic care for head/neck pain and headache relief. It is one of the most effective treatments for headaches caused by pain and muscle tension in the neck. Tension headaches are the primary headache experienced by sufferers today, and the more intense headaches experienced are called migraines.
What Can Lead to a Headache?
Activities that may be precursors to tension headaches include abnormal sleeping positions of the neck or sleeping in a cold room. A list of several other causes of headaches include:
Caffeine (too much or withdrawal)
Colds and the flu
If an individual is consistently experiencing a headache that occurs over two times per week for several months, the condition is considered chronic.
Chiropractic Adjustments To Treat Headaches
Moore Chiropractic San Antonio will use gentle chiropractic adjustments for headache relief to aid in removing the stress on your spine. Physical therapy and massage therapy complement chiropractic treatment. During your treatments, Dr. Moore can provide advice on nutrition, vitamins, and correct posture.
Don't hesitate to contact us to make an appointment with Moore Chiropractic today by calling 210-525-9063.