Headaches are extremely common with approximately half the population suffering from them in the last year. There are many different causes of headaches however the most prevalent is the tension type headache and migraines. Luckily, these causes are often very treatable by our team at Gonnet Chiropractic.
Sometimes poor posture or poor workplace ergonomics can place excessive stress on the neck and shoulders which can contribute to headaches. For this reason, it’s important to see a chiropractor for a physical examination to help distinguish the type of pain you are feeling and to resolve any underlying causes of your persistent headaches.
Migraines are a neurological disorder that is most commonly one-sided, throbbing, or pulsating severe headache that can be associated with nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light or sound, and can have visual disturbances. Migraines can have many different triggers such as food, stress, neck pain or misalignment, overhead fluro lights.
Together, we will help understand your symptoms by gathering information on your lifestyle and medical history to ensure we appropriately treat you and educate you on how to relieve your pain and keep it at bay.
While we may not be able to assist with tension headaches caused by lack of sleep, dehydration and other lifestyle choices, we can certainly help with other tension headaches caused by poor posture and spinal problems as well as neck headaches and migraines. Just like neck pain and lower back pain, headaches are often treated with the spinal manipulation technique which works by releasing the areas of tension around the head and neck. Additionally, advice on posture, ergonomics and sleeping positions may be given to each patient depending on the cause of the headache.