Headache & Migraine
Headaches and migraine are a very common problem that many people suffer from.
There are many medications that can help to ease the pain but they can only temporarily relieve the symptoms and does not solve the root of the problem. Besides, medications are known to have side-effects.
Chiropractic is a proven method that can effectively relieve pain with no known side effects.
There are many different types of headaches. The most common are migraine, cervicogenic and tension headaches.
Tension headache is the most common type of headache. The pain or discomfort usually occurs around the forehead and temporal regions when neck and scalp muscles are tense. Muscle tension are often caused by head injury, mental and physical stress.
Migraine is a neurological disease characterized by episodes of pain usually on one side of the head. According to the World Health Organization, 18% of women and 7% of men suffer from migraines in the United States of America. Symptoms of migraines include throbbing, pulsating pain, nausea, vomiting, light and sound sensitivity.
Cervicogenic usually occurs at the base of the neck. It also restricts head and neck movement. Symptoms include stiffness and tenderness at the base of the neck. When neck muscles become overly tense, they restrict blood circulation and nerve movement which result in pain and discomfort.
These three types of headaches can be easily treated with chiropractic treatment. Through just a few treatment sessions, patients will feel relieved from their chronic pain.