headaches

Do you suffer from headaches?

Headaches affect nine of ten Americans. Complaints vary from dull, throbbing sensation to debilitating pain and nausea.  Headaches are classified either as primary or secondary.  Primary headaches include tension-type, migraine, cervicogenic and cluster headaches and account for 95% of all headaches. The balance of headaches is secondary headaches which are the result of medical conditions such as infection or a tumor in the skull.

 

The greatest majority of primary headaches are associated with muscle tension in the neck.  Today individuals partake in more sedentary activities and consequently their body is one fixed position for a longer extended period of time.  Consequently this can increase joint irritation and muscle tension in the neck and upper back, resulting in headaches.

 

What Can a Doctor of Chiropractor Do for Primary Headaches?

 

Through chiropractic adjustments spinal function can be improved which helps alleviates the stress and strain on your system.  The real value in chiropractic treatment is the prevention of future episodes.  A thorough postural analysis, ergonomics evaluation of the work place, nutrition, home exercise program and instituting relaxation techniques all need to be addressed in hope of eliminating headaches.