Headaches have many different origins. Many of these causes involve muscle tension due to sciatica, neck pain or lower back pain. When outside stimuli like bright lights or loud noises cause your headache, you know you can remove yourself from the situation to relieve the pain. But, when you have a headache and are unable to identify the cause, it could be a tension headache that your chiropractor can treat.
Some Reasons Why Our Patients Get Headaches
Spine injuries are often the culprits that cause severe headaches. Treating the spinal condition will usually eliminate the headache. Depending on your condition, we may choose cold laser therapy, the activator method, the Cox technique or active release as the best option for treating the injury as the source of the pain.
TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder, can cause pain in your jaw joint. The result is tension and tenderness. People with TMJ usually grind their teeth, causing pressure on the skull that brings on the headache pain. Chiropractors can use a variety of techniques to relieve pressure in the joint and ease the tension in the head.
Neck pain is another problem that is often associated with headaches. In fact, tension in the neck causes more primary headaches than any other source of headache pain. Chiropractic care can stop the headache pain by relieving physical pressure on the upper spine.
Patients who are prone to getting headaches but want to avoid them should visit our chiropractic clinic for routine adjustments. Chiropractic care can reduce or eliminate headaches. Better yet, it can keep you from getting them in the first place. Contact Dean Chiropractic for an appointment and to learn more.