There are multiple causes for headaches. Sometimes they’re caused by specific triggers, including certain foods, loud noises, or bright lights. Other times headaches are caused by stress or tension in the neck and shoulders. Headaches are also brought on by dehydration or bad posture, especially for those who spend a lot of time at a computer, hunched over in a “C” position.
Migraines are a type of headache associated with specific symptoms, including:
Migraine headaches can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days, and many who suffer may experience debilitating pain.
You can’t prevent all headaches, but you can prevent some. Learning to avoid headache triggers is the easiest way to reduce their frequency.
For headaches without triggers, your chiropractor may recommend the following preventive measures:
When you see your chiropractor at Arrowhead Physical Medicine, they may be able to reduce both the frequency and severity of your headaches and migraines.
Sometimes, headaches are caused by spinal misalignment. This misalignment can put pressure on your nerves, leading to headaches and migraines. By adjusting the spine, your chiropractor relieves this pressure, increasing blood flow to your brain, and reducing muscle tension.
Beyond alignment, your chiropractor may discuss things you can do at home to reduce your headaches. These may include ergonomic improvements to help with posture and increase the amount of exercise you get.
If you’re suffering from headaches or migraines, it’s time to find relief. The doctors at Arrowhead Physical Medicine offer a range of services that can help decrease your headaches’ severity and frequency. Contact the office to learn more or schedule your initial consultation online today.
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