Approximately 45 million Americans suffer from chronic headaches. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’re one of them!
The key is first trying to figure out what type of headache you are having. Are they migraines, tension headaches, sinus headaches, cluster headaches, or something more sinister? Once we’ve determined the type of headache, and ruled out any dangerous pathological conditions that may be manifesting as pain in the head, we can work on relieving your symptoms.
An extremely common cause of headaches is tension within the neck and shoulders. Dysfunction within the joints of the cervical spine (the neck) can irritate nerves that send pain into various regions of the head. Tight, injured, or fatigued muscles in the neck or shoulders can also refer pain into the head. It sounds strange, but referral pain in the body is actually very common.
Chiropractic, massage, and therapy are safe, natural forms of treatment, and they can be very effective in treating many kinds of headaches. Also, working together, we can seek to discover and alter activities in your day-to-day life that are triggering the headaches.