There are a variety of reasons you may be suffering from chronic headache pain. Some headaches are the result of spinal misalignment or problems with the vertebrae in your neck. Because your neck serves as a bridge for blood flow between your spine and head, even the slightest physical problem with your neck can lead to chronic headaches.
If you were in a car accident in the past or suffered a sports injury as a teenager, it might be contributing to your recurring headache pain. Other times, specific triggers such as food sensitivities can cause a headache.
Most headaches fall into one of three categories:
One or more of the following triggers often cause these conventional types of headaches:
Migraines are different from other types of headaches in that they occur as a result of changes in your brain. Pressure and inflammation in your head, neck, and shoulders might also contribute to the onset of a migraine. For women and teenage girls, hormonal changes may cause a headache.
While a tension headache comes on during the day, migraine pain can begin in your sleep. Migraine headaches usually occur on one side of your head, or on your forehead, and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.
Common migraine symptoms include:
While over-the-counter or prescription pain medications may offer immediate relief, these drugs mask the underlying causes of your symptoms. Pain medications become less effective with prolonged use, and many chronic headache sufferers get caught in the cycle of needing more to get relief. A better option is to treat your headaches by getting to the source.
Dr. Clayman is an expert of discovering the causes of your headaches so he can offer natural and effective remedies like chiropractic adjustments, acupuncture, and massage therapy. Knowing what causes your pain is also helpful so you can avoid these triggers whenever possible. Chiropractic adjustments help realign your spine and neck to help alleviate your pain and improve your body’s natural ability to heal itself.
To learn more about how chiropractic adjustments and other natural remedies can relieve your headaches, call or schedule an appointment online today.
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