While the natural impulse when you experience these symptoms may well be to go to sleep or take medication, it’s worth a visit to the chiropractor for an assessment to try to get to its source and avoid chronic headache problems.
For both migraine headaches and tension headaches, the causes can be ambiguous and multifactorial, though stress, muscle tension, poor joint mechanics, food triggers and lifestyle factors are often implicated. Cervicogenic headaches, meanwhile, are secondary headaches, which means that they result from another illness or issue. These types of headaches originate in the neck.
In any case, chiropractic treatment has proven to be effective in treating the symptoms of headaches—if not the causes themselves. Naturally, a spinal adjustment can correct the alignment of the neck and shoulders, thereby eliminating whatever is causing a cervicogenic headache. However, adjustments and other chiropractic techniques can also be beneficial for other types of headaches. By eliminating tension in the body, promoting relaxation, improving nerve function and joint mechanics and diminishing stress, chiropractic care can often provide an effective way of reducing the frequency and severity of migraines and headaches.
So too, advice regarding exercise, posture, diet and other lifestyle factors will also be beneficial when appropriate.