There are many types and causes of headaches. Regardless of the cause, if you have a headache, you want it to end. Fast!
This has produced a huge market for medications that cover up the symptoms of headaches. Powerful drugs can numb your nervous system so the pain doesn't register. While these approaches may be convenient, they can cause adverse effects and kidney or liver damage. Worse, they don't correct the underlying cause of the headache.
The most common cause of headaches can be from spinal bones in the neck that aren't moving properly. This can affect nerves, muscles and even the blood supply to your head.
Headaches are usually triggered by functional distortions in the spine resulting from vertebral subluxations. These subluxations are the causes of joint instability and nerve irritation. The body responds by tightening muscles in the neck, "splinting" the joint to protect it from further damage. Chiropractic care can help. Massage, medication, exercise, physical therapy and acupuncture treat the muscle but don't address the underlying cause of the problem.
Our office has a high success rate with patients who get headaches.