Headaches

What causes my headaches?

There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want to go away fast!  Headaches may be common, but they’re not normal. No pain is normal. Pain is your body’s way of telling you something is wrong.  Powerful drugs can numb your body and make you forget there was a reason you felt pain.  Body pain and headaches have produced a huge market for medication that cover up the symptoms of headaches.  While these approaches are convenient, they don’t really correct the underlying cause of the headache. If you have a headache more than once every two weeks or if you have a headache for two days in a row, you may have more of a problem than an over the counter medication can help. The most common headaches are due to muscle tension in the neck and upper back.

What can chiropractic care do to help?

Chiropractic doctors locate spinal bones and muscles that aren’t supporting your head properly. This unsteady support can have painful effects on nerves, muscles and even blood flow to the head. If your headaches are due to spinal bone misalignments, a chiropractor will gently realign them. If your headaches are due more to muscle tension, our state licensed and certified massage therapists will provide great relief. The relationship between bones and muscles is symbiotic. Both have a roll to play in helping support the other. In either instance, your headache won’t stay away until you remove the source of the pain.